Gregory first back as event attracts over 200 athletes

The prize winners show off their trophies.
The prize winners show off their trophies.
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It been a busy month for member of Pendle Triathlon Club.

The month started with the Pendle Triathlon Festival which included four different events.

These events were sponsored by local firms, namely Razamataz, GoVelo and Outdoor Resources and included a fun non-competitive event for children which was held on Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday three different events took place at West Craven Sports Centre and in the surrounding area.

These were the traditional distance event consisting of 750m swim, 22km cycle and a 5km run, a sprint triathlon event consisting of 400m swim, 22km cycle and a 5km run and a GoTri Event consisting of 250m swim, 11km cycle and a 2.5km run.

The sprint distance event was also part of the Triathlon England North West Adult Series.

Over the two days the events attracted nearly 200 competitors.

Steven Gregory from Rossendale Triathlon Club won the traditional distance event in a time of (01:10:32.35) while Bruce Munro of Manchester Triathlon Club finished second in a time of 01:12:20.40.

Third place was Jack Walsh, who was representing MGPT, in a t ime of 01:15:29.20.

The fastest female was Sarah Vickers of Calderdale Triathlon Club (01:17:38.15), followed by Rachel Whitwell (Pedalsport Triathlon Club) in a time of 01:19:19.55 and Hannah Lambert (01:25:34.55).

The fastest local male was Emmanuel Cruz, Pendle Triathlon Club (01:20:46.70) and the quickest local female was Gill Robinson, Pendle Triathlon Club (01:40:56.80).

Three teams also competed in this event and the team that won this event came from GoVelo.

The slightly shorter Sprint distance event was won by Martin Cain, Tri Guru TTriathlon Club (01:02:31.95) with the fastest female being Angela Knowles (01:14:52.75).

Coming third in the women’s race was Pendle Triathlon Club member Sally Tidswell (01:24:59.05).

The GoVelo GoTri event was won by Tony Robinson from Pendle Tri Club (00:44:08.45) and the fastest lady was Victoria Crowley (00:44:28.15)

Club members have also attended triathlon events in Wilmslow and St Anne’s during May and on the final weekend in May quite a few club members tackled the more challenging event in Rossendale.

David Mirfeild won the event in 1:03:35 while Richard Milne was next in for the Pendle club with a time of 1.25.01.

Third back for the club was Mark Burrows (1.27.41) while Ruth Beauchamp (1:28:33) and Tony Robinson (1:29:54) were next home.