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Harlech Triathlon report 2016
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Wednesday 6th April 2016


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Harlech Triathlon - A Fantastic 15th Birthday on Sunday 3rd April

Good weather, a fantastic group of competitors and a 13th Century Castle for the finish – it doesn't get much better as Harlech Triathlon celebrated its 15th Birthday. Over 350 competitors took part in the day's events, which included the Triathlon (400m swim, 21k bike, 6k run), Duathlon (5k run, 21k bike, 2.4k) and 3k Fun Run. As always, scores of volunteers ensured that the competitors had a safe and enjoyable race.

This message from one of the triathlon competitors sums up the day:

"Can I say a huge thank you to all the organisers and marshals for yesterday's amazing triathlon. Finishing in the castle was quite an experience and it was brilliant for supporters to be allowed in to cheer folk on that final push. Can I also say that the fact there were three events running on the day felt like the whole town came alive and it was lovely to see all the kids and runners doing the fun run. Keep up the good work and I'm already looking forward to 2017"

Special thanks go to CADW and Tony Payne, the Castle's Custodian, for allowing Harlech Triathlon Club to use the Castle.

The events are run by volunteers for the benefit of the community. Over the years Harlech Triathlon Club has donated over fifteen thousand pounds.

Harlech Triathlon 2016

The competitors' family and friends had free access to the Castle to cheer them on as they climbed the steps to the finish. The spectator area on the middle ward provided the perfect viewing point. As well as the run it provided a bird's eye view of transition, the run up Beach Road and those starting and finishing the bike.

Harlech Triathlon 2016

Harlech hosted the Welsh Duathlon Championships. The photo shows the winning woman Jasmine Bowyer, who lives in Harlech.

Andrew Deans, from the Welsh Triathlon Association commented "we couldn't have asked for a better setting, next to Harlech Castle, for the finish line. Can you please pass on our thanks to all the volunteers”

First prize winners were:

TRIATHLON

Overall Male Phil Ellison St. Helens Tri club 01:02:06
Overall Female Helen Marshall IntrTri 01:10:34
Junior Male William Piper   01:23:34
Junior Female Tilly Edwards Scarab Triathlon Club 01:20:55
20-29 Male Andrew Nash RAF Triathlon 01:04:52
20-29 Female Sian Owen   01:32:46
30-39 Male Phil Ellison St. Helens Tri club 01:02:06
30-39 Female Helen Marshall IntrTri 01:10:34
40-49 Male Scott Whittlestone Chester Triathlon Club 01:03:21
40-49 Female Karen Newby Scarab Triathlon Club 01:17:03
50-59 Male Andy White Chester Triathlon Club 01:05:21
50-59 Female Paula Sky Tunnadine Wrecsam Tri Club 01:22:30
60-69 Male Malcolm Harrison GOG Triathlon 01:20:36
60-69 Female Linda Arthan Bike with Claire 01:39:26
70+ Male Bruce Cameron Poole Runners 01:42:23
Best Local Male Hedd Roberts Seiclo madog/rhedwyr hebog 01:13:05
Best Local Female Eleanor Davies Clwb Beicio Bala 01:17:38
Hill Climb Male Rhys Davies Clwb Beicio Bala  
Hill Climb Female Helen Marshall IntrTri  

Harlech Duathlon 2016

DUATHLON

Overall Male Dylan Griffiths Clwb seiclo madog/hebog 01:05:50
Overall Female Jasmine Bowyer GOG Triathlon 01:15:35
20-29 Male David Cooper Bangor University Triathlon Team 01:09:55
20-29 Female Jasmine Bowyer GOG Triathlon 01:15:35
30-39 Male Dylan Griffiths Clwb seiclo madog/hebog 01:05:50
40-49 Male Justin McIlveen Team Elite 01:06:37
40-49 Female Lesley Park Trismart 01:26:05
50-59 Male Mike Pfeiffer Brecon Triathlon Club 01:06:28
50-59 Female Bridget Ripley   01:23:10
60-69 Male Colin Hunt Wrecsam Tri Club 01:19:15
60-69 Female Sarah Greaves Ootri 01:29:30
70+ Male Phil Jones Hebog 01:33:47

Harlech Duathlon 2016

 

 
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