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Excellent performances at Buxton Triathlon
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Posted on: Tuesday 17th June 2014

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Excellent performances by top triathletes at Buxton Triathlon

The Buxton Triathlon took place on Sunday 15th June, with the cool and dry weather providing perfect racing conditions for the athletes. The event received some great feedback with participants praising the beautiful background of the surrounding Peak District and the smooth organisation.

Terry Greenwood, winner of the Buxton Triathlon in 2012 and 2013, was unable to defend his title this year after a close battle with Peter Hawkins. Greenwood was first out of the water and first on the bike but Hawkins took the lead on the bike leg and put in an exceptionally fast run, crossing the finish line in a new course record time of 1:03:04, 19 seconds ahead of Greenwood. David Hughes took third place in a time of 1:10:32.

Paul Hawkins and Terry Greenwood ©'Tim Waterworth Photography'

The women's race was won by Jennie Spillane of Spa Striders, who also smashed the previous course record. Spillane wasn't amongst the top ten to finish the swim but she put in an excellent performance on the bike and the run, storming to victory in a time of 01:19:14. Runner up Jennifer Moffat of Peak Coaching finished in 01:20:57, with Eleanor Cliffe claiming third place after crossing the finish line in 01:24:25.

The Buxton Triathlon is based at the Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre in Buxton's Pavilion Gardens and takes in some of the finest scenery of the Peak District and Goyt Valley. The race kicks off with a 400m swim in the Buxton Pool, and the 21km cycle leg is a spectacular tour of the Peak District countryside taking in Long Hill and the Ranger's Track up the Goyt Valley before a thrilling descent into Buxton from the Cat & Fiddle. The 5km run takes the athletes around the leafy streets of Buxton with the race's finish line in the beautiful Pavilion Gardens.

Buxton Triathlon 2014
Sprint Distance: 400m swim, 21 km cycle, 5 km run

1) Peter Hawkins, 01:03:04
2) Terry Greenwood, 01:03:23
3) David Hughes, 01:10:32

1) Jennie Spillane (Spa Striders), 01:19:14
2) Jennifer Moffat (Peak Coaching), 01:20:57
3) Eleanor Cliffe, 01:24:25

The full results are available on

Race Director Simon Hill commented: “I would like to express a big thank you to everyone who took part and competed in the Buxton Triathlon, and to all the supporters, spectators and volunteers who contribute year after year to making this one of our friendliest events. Buxton's Pavilion Gardens make a great venue for our triathlon and we are pleased to have received such great feedback from everyone involved.

“A big thank you also goes to the Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre and Pavilion Gardens' management and staff, High Peak Borough Council, High Peak Tri Club, Buxton Rugby Club, British Triathlon Officials, Manchester Medical Services, Derbyshire Constabulary and the Xtra Mile Events crew.”

Sponsors of the Buxton Triathlon 2014 included Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative (Official Bicycle Retail Partner), Starley Bikes (Official Specialist Bike Brand), Clif Bar (Official Sports Nutrition Partner), Zone3 (Official Wetsuit Partner), Aftershokz (Official Headphone Partner) and Athlete Matters (Official Physio and Rehab Partner).

The next Xtra Mile Event in the area is the inaugural Peak District Triathlon at Chatsworth on Sunday 13th July, offering both a sprint and standard distance race option.

Go to for further details about Xtra Mile Events and to register for all 2014 races, like the Facebook page and follow Xtra Mile Events on Twitter @GreatTriathlons.

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