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Liverpool Triathlon: bigger and better for 2010
Posted by: Press Releases
Posted on: Monday 28th June 2010


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More than 1,500 competitors descended on Liverpool's iconic waterfront yesterday (27th June) to take part in the City's Triathlon. Organised by Mass Participation Events, the event attracted a hugely expanded field from 2009, taking it into the top five of its kind in the country.

Triumphing at Olympic distance for the men was David Anderson, a 32 year old development manager for a Barrister's chambers in Manchester, with a time of 01:55:10 in only his third triathlon at Olympic distance. On form from another win a month ago, David only took up triathlon in the last year and previously competed for Great Britain in Cross Country. Professional triathlete Tristan Shipsides (30) came in second with a time of 01:59:26 and graphic designer Matt Newman (34) travelled up from Bristol and District Triathlon Club to take third place with a time of 02:00:07.

Heading up the ladies was Jill Wilkinson, a 36 year old Environmental Health Consultant from Chester with a winning time of 02:21:14, taking a break from competing in Ironman and long distance events on the urging of her coach Gavin Rogers to 'Try the Tri' in Liverpool. Amy Hibbert (26), a strength and conditioning coach from Manchester took second place with a time of 02:26:54.

On a sunny day, with a light breeze, Liverpool took the event to its heart, with many locals turning out to help thousands of supporters cheer competitors on. Says organiser Kevin Stewart: “Everyone has really got behind this year's event and we thank all the local agencies involved as well as our sponsors the Peel Group, Radio City, Zipvit Sport and the Giant Store-Liverpool.”

This year's Triathlon raised many £1,000's for the event's partner charities which were Clatterbridge your cancer centre, the Back Up Trust and World Child Cancer.

Competitors were started in 'waves' throughout the morning from 8.00 a.m, with the swimming taking place in Queens and Wapping Docks; the bike route along Strand Street, Great Edward Street, Great Howard Street, Derby Road, Sefton Street and Parliament Street and the run starting at Keel Wharf and finishing in the spectacular Piazza near the entrance to the Liverpool Echo arena.

For full results from the day including the Sprint and Super Sprint distances, visit the website www.LiverpoolTriathlon.co.uk.


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