Perfect weather conditions drew hundreds of competitors to Roundhay Park for the 2015 Leeds Triathlon – the same venue that will host a round of the ITU World Triathlon Series next year.
>>> Leeds Triathlon 2014 race report
The standard race incorporated a 1500m open-water swim in Waterloo Lake, a fast and scenic 44km cycle leg and finished with a 9.4km run in the beautiful setting of Roundhay Park.
Pete Shuttleworth on the bike
Pete Shuttleworth of Belper 10:20 Triathlon Club was amongst the first out of the water and took the lead on the run leg, winning the standard distance race in a time of 02:09:24. Richard Howarth secured second place in 02:10:32 and Richard Ebbage of Trilogy / Royal Marines took third place in 02:10:48.
Hannah Bridger clocked the fastest women’s swim and continued to build the gap from there, crossing the finish line in 02:35:11. Runner-up Jane Milnes finished in 02:39:42, and Beth Eyles took third place in 02:49:32. Claire Hebblethwaite of Knutsford Triathlon Club celebrated her birthday at the event by claiming fourth place in the standard-distance race, winning the 35-39 age-group prize.
Athletes in the sprint distance race completed a 750m swim in Waterloo Lake, a 24km cycle and a 6.4km run.
Jonathan Chatten leaves the swim
The sprint distance title went to Jonathan Chatten of North West Regional Academy who was dominating the field after an exceptionally fast swim and run, winning the race in a time of 01:17:22. Joseph Hudson of Sheffield Tri Club claimed third place in 01:24:22, ahead of David Stevens of Triangle who finished in 01:25:13.
Kirsteen Young on the bike
The women’s sprint title went to Kirsteen Young of Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club who crossed the finish line in a time of 01:31:21. Anna Hobbs of Valley Striders Triathlon Club secured second place in 01:38:49, ahead of Sarah Roberts of Manchester Triathlon Club in 01:40:48.
Leeds Triathlon 2015 - Standard Distance
1) Pete Shuttleworth (Belper 10:20 Triathlon Club), 02:09:24
2) Richard Howarth, 02:10:32
3) Richard Ebbage (Trilogy / Royal Marines), 02:10:48
1) Hannah Bridger, 02:35:11
2) Jane Milnes, 02:39:42
3) Beth Eyles, 02:49:32
Leeds Triathlon 2015 - Sprint Distance
1) Jonathan Chatten (North West Regional Academy), 01:17:22
2) Joseph Hudson (Sheffield Tri Club), 01:24:22
3) David Stevens (Triangle), 01:25:13
1) Kirsteen Young (Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club), 01:31:21
2) Anna Hobbs (Valley Striders Triathlon Club). 01:38:49
3) Sarah Roberts (Manchester Triathlon Club), 01:40:48
The full results are available on www.xtramileevents.com/results/2015/.
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