Stannard the record breaker

The Fish dominated in Sheffield last weekend


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.