Sudbury’s first triathlon hailed a success

Competitiors take part in the Sudbury Triathlon starting at Great Cornard Leisure Centre.

Competitiors take part in the Sudbury Triathlon starting at Great Cornard Leisure Centre. - Credit: Archant

Sudbury’s first triathlon was hailed a success at the weekend as around 75 people took part.

Patrick Hannah came in first place with a finish time of 1h 1min 23secs, after a 400m swim, a 21.5km bike ride and a 5km run.

“It couldn’t have gone better,” said chairman of TRI Sudbury Andrew Bigg. “The club has only been going about a year. About eight months ago we were having a committee meeting and the chairman at the time suggested doing a triathlon next year and we thought he was mad. One thing led to another and we went and did it.”

Speaking about the winning time, he said Mr Hannah was the fastest runner and second fastest on the bike.

The race started at the Great Cornard Sports Centre with a swim in the open air pool before cycling off towards Bures and then heading back towards Sudbury, finishing with the run on the sports field outside the Thomas Gainsborough School.

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