Triathlons are like buses… none around for ages then all of a sudden they all come at once! Last weekend three Peak XV Triathletes took part in the North Wests largest pool based triathlon. The event consists of a 400m swim, 22k bike and a 5k run and is held in the Yorkshire market town of Skipton
First to get his trunks wet was Joe Coleman. Joe joined the team back in the new year as a total novice and has been working hard learning to swim, buying a bike and getting to grips with all the triathlon terminology including learning that you rack your bike rather than park it!
Shortly after Joe exited the swim and was onto the bike Tori Peters began her swim. This was Tori’s second race of the year having raced 70.3 in Mexico a few weeks earlier. As occasionally happens the lane counter managed to miss a count meaning that Tori ended up swimming further than planned! The third member of the Peak XV triad was Stephen Mundie who had travelled down from Aberdeen to compete is the race. Stephen is one of our more experienced triathletes and hopes were high of a podium place!
With over 700 athletes taking part in the event age group results were not available until later in the day, however the wait was worth while as all three of our triathletes finished on the podium.
Stephen finished in a time of 1.11 which placed him second in his age group
Tori finished in a time of 1:17 which earned her second place with the fastest female bike split of the day
Joe completed the race in 1:25 which earned him the third step on the imaginary podium.
A special mention must also go to Oliver Coleman, Oliver was racing the triathlon with his dad Joe to raise funds for the charity Bloodwise who support and research to improve blood cancer patients lives. This is a illness which directly effected Oliver and Joe. Their story can be found here
Please take a few minutes to read and donate if possible!