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Brownlee Tri 2015 success
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Posted on: Tuesday 29th September 2015


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Excellent conditions and a record number of athletes ensured a great day of triathlon on Saturday for the annual Brownlee Tri at Harewood House in Leeds. The day saw athletes from complete novices through to experienced Elites, racing over the Sprint and Super-Sprint formats, with the course based within the grounds of stunning Harewood Estate.

There was close racing at the front of the Men's Sprint distance where Racetime Events athlete James Teagle took his second Brownlee Tri victory, having won the inaugural edition at Fountains Abbey two years ago. He finished clear of team mate Carl Shaw in second after the pair were very evenly matched through the swim and bike disciplines.

A great sight to see all day was just how busy the free kids event, The Collective Kids Duathlon, was with lots of families present with their youngsters giving multisport a go for the first time, right next to the finish line.


The 2015 Brownlee Tri Attracts Thousands

On Saturday 26th September, over 6000 people descended on the beautiful Harewood Estate in Leeds for the annual Brownlee Tri.

The 2015 event was Olympian's Alistair and Jonny Brownlee's largest triathlon to date, with over 1600 registered participants.

Commenting after the event, Alistair Brownlee said “It has been a fantastic day for all involved. It is great that so many participants returned from last year, but it is also important to us that the Brownlee Tri is inspiring new triathletes. Over 30% of our participants had never competed in a triathlon before and The Collective Kids Duathlon was always busy”.

The free Kids Duathlon, delivered by British Triathlon Trust, was in high demand throughout the day, with over 300 children of all ages trying out running, cycling and transitions.

Brownlee Tri 2015

The Brownlee brothers started the first wave at 9:30am, with Jonny completing the swim leg for his team in the Corporate Challenge relay wave at 10:30am. Participants took part in Sprint, Super Sprint and Relay races throughout the day.

Brownlee Tri 2015

Following the grand finish in front of Harewood House, participants and spectators enjoyed a packed Entertainment Village which offered a variety of activities, retail and catering options.

Brownlee Tri 2015

Prizes were awarded to the following people:

Brownlee Tri Sprint:

Female
1st Naomi Drakeford
2nd Stephanie Knott
3rd Rebecca York

Male
1st James Teagle
2nd Carl Shaw
3rd Robert Saxby

Brownlee Tri Super Sprint:

Female
1st Charmaine Sterling
2nd Maria Hobbs
3rd Lucy Khan

Male
1st Geoff Wynn
2nd Matthew Crimes
3rd Irenee Grayel

Youth & Junior Super Sprint:

Female
1st Blythe Fourie
2nd Hannah Hobbs
3rd Rosie Allen

Male
1st Alex Deans
2nd Rory Strachan
3rd Ed Beecher

Relay:

1st Good Times

Corporate Relay:

1st Appleyard Lees

Fastest combined T1 & T2:

Rory Strachan

To view the full results please visit the website: http://www.brownleetri.com/results/


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