Triathletes preparing for the Huntsman Triathlon
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Race report: Huntsman Triathlon

Hunt leaders Always Aim High sound the bugle for their first triathlon outside Wales

More than 350 triathletes headed to the Hawley Hard army training ground in Hampshire last Sunday for the first edition of the Huntsman Triathlon.

The races started with an open-water swim in Hawley Lake, followed by a road cycle around the local countryside, finishing with a trail run through Hawley wood and around the lake.

Swim start for the Huntsman Triathlon 2014

In the men’s Olympic race (1500m/47km/10km), Colin Dixon beat nearest rival Robert Fryer by more than 2mins to cross the line in 2:20:38, while 2013 Gauntlet winner Karl Alexander came third. In the women’s race, Rebecca Slack comfortably won with a time of 2:49:40, with Ruth Thom and Marie Coburn taking second and third place.

Runner competing in Huntsman Triathlon 2014

In the sprint distance races (750m/20km/5km), there were some good battles throughout: Tim Wallis won the men’s event in a time of 1:13:33 and Katrina Yerbury triumphed in the women’s race with a remarkable time of 1:23:37, which placed her in the overall top ten. 

Full results can be found at: www.tdl.ltd.uk.

(Images: Charles Whitton Photography)

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cubik

It was a great end of season race. Great facilities, great organisation and great signage.

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