Great racing at Wilmslow Triathlon with Paul Hawkins and Rachel Hall claiming the winning titles
The popular Wilmslow Triathlon, which took place for the 8th time last Sunday 11 May, saw just under 600 athletes bracing the wet and challenging weather conditions.
The race is one of the most popular sprint distance triathlons in the region, attracting athletes of all levels. Paul Hawkins (Knutsford Triathlon Club), winner of the very first Wilmslow Triathlon back in 2007, won the men’s race in a time of 01:07:07.
Second out of the water he took the lead on the bike and continued to extend it, finishing in an excellent time. Lewis Eccleston (Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners) came second in a time of 01:08:48 and Simon Parker (SCARAB Tri Club) secured 3rd place in 01:09:28.
The women’s race was won by Rachel Hall (Manchester Triathlon Club) in 01:18:32 after clearly dominating the field and clocking the fastest times in all three disciplines. Club mate Rebecca Brand was the runner up in 01:20:32 and U20 triathlete Lucy Scott (Knutsford Triathlon Club) claimed 3rd place after putting in a superb performance and crossing the finish line in a time of 01:21:38.
The Wilmslow Triathlon is based at the Wilmslow Leisure Centre with the 400m swim taking place in a 5 lane 25m indoor pool, followed by a picturesque and mainly flat 24.2 km cycle ride around the Cheshire countryside and a 6.3km run around East Wilmslow’s leafy roads.
Wilmslow Triathlon Results:
1. Paul Hawkins (Knutsford Triathlon Club), 01:07:07
2. Lewis Eccleston (Astley & Tyldesley Road Runners), 01:08:48
3. Simon Parker (SCARAB Tri Club), 01:09:28
1. Rachel Hall (Manchester Triathlon Club), 01:18:32
2. Rebecca Brand (Manchester Triathlon Club), 01:20:32
3. Lucy Scott (Knutsford Triathlon Club), 01:21:38
Full results are available on xtramileevents.com
Sponsors of the Wilmslow Triathlon include Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative (Official Bicycle Retail Partner), Starley Bikes (Official Specialist Bike Brand), Clif Bar (Official Sports Nutrition Partner), Zone3 (Official Wetsuit Partner), Aftershokz (Official Headphone Partner), Up & Running (Official Sports Retail Partner) and Athlete Matters (Official Physio and Rehab Partner).
The next event on the Xtra Mile Events calendar is the Rhyl Sprint Triathlon Festival on 1 June.