Perfect weather conditions drew hundreds of competitors to Roundhay Park for the 2015 Leeds Triathlon – the same venue that will host a round of the ITU World Triathlon Series next year.
>>> Leeds Triathlon 2014 race report
The standard race incorporated a 1500m open-water swim in Waterloo Lake, a fast and scenic 44km cycle leg and finished with a 9.4km run in the beautiful setting of Roundhay Park.
Pete Shuttleworth on the bike
Pete Shuttleworth of Belper 10:20 Triathlon Club was amongst the first out of the water and took the lead on the run leg, winning the standard distance race in a time of 02:09:24. Richard Howarth secured second place in 02:10:32 and Richard Ebbage of Trilogy / Royal Marines took third place in 02:10:48.
Hannah Bridger clocked the fastest women’s swim and continued to build the gap from there, crossing the finish line in 02:35:11. Runner-up Jane Milnes finished in 02:39:42, and Beth Eyles took third place in 02:49:32. Claire Hebblethwaite of Knutsford Triathlon Club celebrated her birthday at the event by claiming fourth place in the standard-distance race, winning the 35-39 age-group prize.
Athletes in the sprint distance race completed a 750m swim in Waterloo Lake, a 24km cycle and a 6.4km run.
Jonathan Chatten leaves the swim
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The sprint distance title went to Jonathan Chatten of North West Regional Academy who was dominating the field after an exceptionally fast swim and run, winning the race in a time of 01:17:22. Joseph Hudson of Sheffield Tri Club claimed third place in 01:24:22, ahead of David Stevens of Triangle who finished in 01:25:13.
Kirsteen Young on the bike
The women’s sprint title went to Kirsteen Young of Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club who crossed the finish line in a time of 01:31:21. Anna Hobbs of Valley Striders Triathlon Club secured second place in 01:38:49, ahead of Sarah Roberts of Manchester Triathlon Club in 01:40:48.
Leeds Triathlon 2015 – Standard Distance
1) Pete Shuttleworth (Belper 10:20 Triathlon Club), 02:09:24
2) Richard Howarth, 02:10:32
3) Richard Ebbage (Trilogy / Royal Marines), 02:10:48
1) Hannah Bridger, 02:35:11
2) Jane Milnes, 02:39:42
3) Beth Eyles, 02:49:32
Leeds Triathlon 2015 – Sprint Distance
1) Jonathan Chatten (North West Regional Academy), 01:17:22
2) Joseph Hudson (Sheffield Tri Club), 01:24:22
3) David Stevens (Triangle), 01:25:13
1) Kirsteen Young (Leeds Bradford Triathlon Club), 01:31:21
2) Anna Hobbs (Valley Striders Triathlon Club). 01:38:49
3) Sarah Roberts (Manchester Triathlon Club), 01:40:48
The full results are available on www.xtramileevents.com/results/2015/.
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