Helvellyn Triathlon 2015 – in pics

New course record set by Alex Lawton, on a gloriously sunny day in the Lake District

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Did you race Helvellyn Triathlon last weekend? The Lake District enjoyed plenty of sunshine for this year’s race – but it’s still one of the hardest on the UK calendar.

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After swimming 1.6km in crystal clear Ullswater lake, athletes must face ‘The Struggle’ on the 60km bike leg, involving 455m of climbing to the top of Kirkstone Pass, finishing with a 14km run up and down the mountain of Helvellyn (950m). 

This year’s men’s race was won by Alex Lawton, who set a new course record of 3:27:05 – more than 1min faster than 2007 winner Alistair Brownlee – while Bonnie Van Wilgenburg won the women’s race in 4:18:23. Full results here.

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