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Lawton, May winners of first South Manchester Triathlon
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Posted on: Wednesday 26th September 2012

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The first South Manchester Triathlon took place in Wilmslow on Sunday 23 September 2012 attracting a field of just under 350 triathletes about half of which were novices. A pool based sprint triathlon, the inaugural 2012 edition was held in the familiar setting of the Wilmslow Triathlon and will be moving to a new permanent home next season.

The start, finish and transition was on the cricket pitch at the Wilmslow Leisure Centre and the 400m swim took place in the 25m indoor pool. The mostly flat 24.2 km cycle ride took competitors around the leafy town of Wilmslow and the scenic Cheshire plains, as far as Ashley and Mobberly, whilst the 6.3 km run went out from the leisure centre along mainly quiet, leafy roads around east Wilmslow.

With the unbeaten Roger Witz Barnes from Manchester Triathlon Club not on the start line, his fellow club member Alex Lawton had the 2nd fastest swim time behind Stewart Moore and then put in a steady performance with the second fastest times also on the bike and run legs to finish overall first in a time of 01:09:45. Paul Speed from Manchester Triathlon Club came second in 01:10:59 and James Bailey from Sale Harrier took third place in 01:11:07 after making up some time with the fastest run.

The women’s race was won by Sarah May from Calderdale Tri Club after putting in an impressive performance with both the fastest cycle and run, finishing in 11th overall place in a time of 01:17:40. Melanie Dugan took second place in 01:23:39 followed by Emily Newton from Manchester Triathlon Club in 01:27:29. May was only 7th fastest in the pool but showed her class with the fastest cycle and run leg to win by 6 minutes.

The event was sponsored by Zoot, Aftershokz headphones, Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative, Accelerade and Clif Bar.

South Manchester Triathlon, 23 September 2012
Sprint Distance: 400m swim, 24.2 km cycle, 6.3 km run

1) Alex Lawton, Manchester Triathlon Club, 01:09:45
2) Paul Speed, Manchester Triathlon Club, 01:10:59
3) James Bailey, Sale Harriers, 01:11:07

1) Sarah May, Calderdale Tri Club, 01:17:40
2) Melanie Dugan, 01:23:39
3) Emily Newton, Manchester Triathlon Club, 01:27:29

The full results are available on

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