Race director hails ‘slick and successful’ second Berkhamsted Triathlon

Berkhamsted Triathlon. Tom Winter of Tring was one of the fast swimmers
Berkhamsted Triathlon. Tom Winter of Tring was one of the fast swimmers

The race director of the Berkhamsted Triathlon has hailed a ‘slick and successful’ event as athletes swam, biked and ran around town for the second time.

Triathletes completed 16 lengths of the Knox Johnston Sports Centre pool before cycling a loop of 20km and then running 8km to the finish line.

Elaine Bunn grabs her bike for the cycling leg after a 400m swim, with supporters cheering her on

Elaine Bunn grabs her bike for the cycling leg after a 400m swim, with supporters cheering her on

It took place on Sunday morning, for only the second time, and race director Cliff King was delighted to see the event at full capacity of 200 athletes.

He said: “It was such a success. The weather was amazing, it was busy, very slick and given it was only the second one we’ve done, it went so smoothly.

“The feedback has been great and the volunteers were amazing.”

Mr King, one of only a few people in the world to be a certified Vivo Barefoot Running coach, is already looking forward to next year’s event when he hopes to increase numbers to at least 250.

He thanked all the volunteers, ‘very supportive’ Berkhamsted School for hosting and primary sponsors Knight Frank and Ashmei.

Kieran Lindars was quickest around the course, with a blistering time of 1:08:45 – almost five minutes quicker than Gareth Sylvester-Bradley in second place.

The quickest woman was Louise Croxon, placing her 11th overall. She registered a time of 1:24:14, with Jen Lande in second place with a time of 1:29:27.

Visit www.berkhamstedtriathlon.com for a full rundown of the results.