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Northwich Aquathlon report
Posted by: Carl Loftus
Posted on: Monday 3rd May 2010


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Moss Farm Leisure Complex played host to the second Northwich Aquathlon on Sunday 2nd May. The race was sponsored by Roberts Bakery and after swimming and then running all finishers received a goodie bag with, amongst other things, a gingerbread man.

The word had spread about the race and this year there were a maximum number of entrants taking part. The youngest category, eight years, started the event with a 50m swim and a 600m run, as the ages increased so did the distances until the senior category who swam 500m and ran 5km. The recent change in the weather didn't deter the competitors and despite the cold wind some impressive times were posted, but, there was a lot at stake for a number of competitors as this was the final round in the qualification for the National Inter-regional championships (IRC's).

The race is organised by Warrington Triathlon Club and has hopefully secured itself as a permanent fixture on the race calendar alongside the Marbury Duathlon that is held in March.

Senior Race winner Lee Cook swam the 500m in a time of 6 mins 51 seconds and ran the 5km, bare-footed, in a time of 18:45, The top placed local athlete was Holly Dooley who was racing for the first time and managed to win the tristart (8years) category with a time of 5mins and 19 seconds, following in her brothers, Harry, footsteps who won the same category last year. Dan Robson from Kingsmead was the highest placed local senior competitor and he receives a well earned free massage from Ed Robinson of www.StretchMassage.com

Race prizes were provided by Aqua Sphere, a Blackburn company that produce swim products who are keen to be involved with the development of children in the sport.

The organisers would like to thank all of the staff at Moss Farm for helping the day run so smoothly and providing a friendly atmosphere.


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