Stannard the record breaker

The Fish dominated in Sheffield last weekend

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One of our finest triathletes, Richard Stannard (aka The Fish), broke two European and five British Masters Records at the British Gas ASA Masters & Senior Age Group Swimming Championships in Sheffield last weekend.

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He competed in five events – the 1,500m, 800m, 400m, 200m freestyle and the 200m Butterfy – and took Gold and set records in every event!

Richard said: “It’s been an amazing weekend. I was hit by a car earlier this year while training on my bicycle, breaking both my pelvis and my hand. It wiped out my triathlon season and made training impossible. I had to change my focus. It’s been very hard and to start my comeback with a weekend like this by breaking so many records is fantastic. I start running and cycling next week in preparation for next year’s triathlon season. I just hope my injuries have healed sufficiently and I do not suffer any further problems from the crash.”

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Richard was very close to breaking the Masters world records in the 800m and 1,500m, and will be targeting these records early next year.