Members from over 50 clubs were on the start line for the iconic Royal Windsor Triathlon in 2017, but it was Berkshire Tri Squad that set the fastest average time, in both the female and male categories. The female team’s average time of 2:39:43 in the Olympic distance was enough to claim the top spot and the all-important bragging rights, while the male team’s average time of 2:11:37 was almost twenty minutes faster than the second place!
The full results reveal some impressive performances on the prestigious Windsor course, with just twenty-seven seconds between the average times of the second and third fastest clubs ‘Viceroy’ and ‘Hillingdon’ in the male category.
Hillingdon Triathletes took second place in the female category as well, with an average time of 2:46:43 calculated from the top three fastest members. Unfortunately there were only two clubs with three or more female members, so there is significant opportunity in 2018 for a more-fiercely contest female title!
|Rank||Female Club||Average Time||Male Club||Total Time|
|1||Berkshire Tri Squad||2:39:43||Berkshire Tri Squad||2:11:37|
|2||Hillingdon Triathletes||2:46:43||Viceroy Triathlon Club||2:30:53|
|5||–||–||Windrush Triathlon Club||2:35:36|
*These stats are based on the Olympic distance in 2017 only, and include clubs with 3 members or more.
This year’s Royal Windsor Triathlon saw participants tackling a stunning new royal run route down the Long Walk, with feedback suggesting this feature is a heavy favourite to return for 2018. As well as many first-timers, the event is famed for its ‘Race with the Stars’ wave, giving triathletes the opportunity to race alongside some big names. World Duathlon Champion Emma Pallant claimed the victory in the female Olympic distance, with Thomas Davis taking the men’s title.
Clubs are urged to sign up for the 2018 Royal Windsor Triathlon soon to take advantage of the best possible price, as well as discounts available when registering multiple entrants. Full event details are available at www.humanrace.co.uk/triathlon.