Triathlon is a ‘huge success’

Skegness Triathlon Club with Mayor of Skegness George Saxon.
Skegness Triathlon Club with Mayor of Skegness George Saxon.

Skegness’ first triathlon event has been declared a ‘huge success’ by organisers.

Scores of triathletes gathered at the resort on Sunday, travelling from as far as London and St Helens, Merseyside, to take part in the competition.

The event, which was based at the Richmond Holiday Park, in Richmond Drive, but also included the Coastal Eco Centre, in Hassall Road, comprised a 400m swim, 19km bike and 5km run.

In all, 84 people took part, including about 15 from Skegness Triathlon Club and 10 from Louth Triathlon Club.

Operations manager Amanda Bishop of organisers SBR Events Limited said: “It was a huge success, it went really, really well.”

She added: “It was a brilliant day. We have had really positive feedback.”

The fastest male was Daniel Cooper in a time of 1 hr 00 mins 39 secs.

The first woman home was Stephanie Owen in 1 hr 13 mins 05 secs.

Winners received a trophy and a triathlon box.

Timings were carried out by JC Race Solutions.

The event forms part of the Lincolnshire Triathlon Series, being following by the Louth Triatholon on Sunday, September 6.

A follow-up to the Skegness Triathlon in planned for 2016, though a date has yet to be set.

Mrs Bishop thanked all those who helped make the event a success, making particular mention of the volunteer marshalls.

For more information about the Lincolnshire Triathlon Series, visit www.sbrevents.co.uk and full results can be see on its website www.jcracesolutions.co.uk.