Success at Driffield Triathlon for Adults and Juniors that competed over the weekend!

Sundowner Sprint Triathlon

What a fantastic start to our Triathlon season last weekend at Driffield Triathlon! We’d like to say congratulations to all the competitors in the Junior and Adult races and a big thank you to all the amazing supporters that came to cheer everyone on!

We had 450 competitors register on the day across the adult and junior triathlon events which is fantastic and has started the season with a bang!

Competitors in the adult race swam 400m in the Driffield leisure centre swimming pool, cycled a single-circuit 19km lap around Driffield and finished off with a 5km run through the grounds of the sport centre while the Junior races covered varying distances per age group.

People from across the country arrived at the event on Sunday morning, making it a fantastic atmosphere throughout the day for both spectators and competitors alike! The weather just about held out (apart from a bit of wind) and some fantastic results and Personal Bests were achieved, with 13 competitors even breaking the 1 hour barrier!

First in the men’s race was William Atkinson, a regular Freebird competitor. He raced past the finishing line in 54 minutes 9 seconds. Brit Tate from Hampstead Triathlon Club was the fastest woman, finishing in a speedy 59 minutes 29 seconds. For full results for both the Adult and Junior races, visit: https://freebirdevents.co.uk/results/

Once again, a huge well done to everyone for a great start to the season, and here’s to the rest of 2017!

If you fancy taking part in an event this year, our next triathlon is at Allerthorpe in just less than a month on Sunday 4th June, followed by seven other events in 2017 including the legendary Sundowner event on Saturday 16th September and the Ripon Triathlon, which has been awarded the England National Championships for 2017 and a GB age group qualifier for the ITU Age Group World Championships for 2017.

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