Triathlon: Walden Tri members impress at annual event

PUBLISHED: 17:23 15 May 2018 | UPDATED: 17:23 15 May 2018

Walden Tri handed over a cheque to the Maggies Centres

Walden Tri handed over a cheque to the Maggies Centres

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Walden Tri members impressed at the club’s annual sprint triathlon event at Lord Butler Leisure Centre.

The race was full to capacity with 225 athletes completed a 400m pool swim, followed by a 23k bike ride through Debden, Thaxted and Wimbish, before a tough off-road 5k run.

Around 70 volunteer marshals ensured the smooth running of the event, which was blessed with glorious weather.

And Walden’s Jack Stanton-Stock was the overall winner in a record time of 1:00.49, after the fastest swim of the day, as Peter Cook (1:01.00) took second after the fastest run of the day and Mael Bely finished third with the fastest bike time.

Georgina Dunlop was third in the women’s event, on her triathlon debut, as father and daughter Craig and Helena Dyce won the team relay prize.

Walden’s Abbie Kerr and Emma Duncan both took age group wins, with Gerry Frewin, Steve Bunce and Sasha Vail second in their respective age groups.

Charlie Stanton-Stock was third in his age group, with Nathan Wright (fourth), Benoit Bely (sixth), Sarah Steer (eighth), Rob Stanton Stock and Rebecka Price Smith (10th) doing well in their age groups.

A proportion of the race entry fees goes towards charity and during the past two years the club has supported Maggies Wallace, the Maggies Centre in Cambridge which provides practical and emotional support to people with cancer.

A cheque for £1,000 was presented to their fundraising manager Andrea Chupacova on the day.

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