Graham wins first Tweed Triathlon

Berwick Triathlon.
Berwick Triathlon.

Tweed Triathlon Club hosted their first sprint triathlon event this Sunday.

The event consisted of a 500m pool swim, a 21.6km bike ride out through Paxton and over the Chain Bridge back to Berwick and a 5.1km run around the historic walls.

A total of 96 competitors and their supporters came from around the country and without exception their comments about the organisation of the event and the beautiful scenery of Berwick was extremely positive.

A multi-discipline event like triathlon takes a lot of organising and a large number of volunteers to help make it run as smoothly as it did. Tweed Triathlon club would like to thank other local clubs who helped out on the day.

The co-operation of all this clubs gave the whole event a true local community spirited feeling. Thanks must also go to Swan Centre at Berwick for hosting the event and to Triathlon England.

Sponsorship was also gratefully received from EDF and Berwick Rotary Club without which the event would not have happened.

The Borders and Bridges Trophy awarded to the team with the lowest cumulative time for their best three competitors was awarded to the host club Tweed Triathlon Club.

Individual category winners were Graham Simpson (Tweed TC) first overall and senior male in a time of 1h 8m 10s, first female and first junior female home was Miriam Jessett of Ponteland Runners in 1h 14m 29s.

First Veteran male was Andrew Sedgwick of Triology/Bike Science North East in 1h 12m 11s. Andrew Hubbard (Tweed TC) first junior male 1h 14m 35s. Joyce Mark (Tweed TC) super vet female in 1h 16m 25s. Michelle Scott (Triology/Bike Science NE) first senior female in 1h 17m 45s. Graham Atkins (Ayclffe TC) first Super Vet male in 1h 18m 5s. First Vintage Male was Ian Atherton (Alnwick TC) in 1h 23m 57s. Julie Collinson (Total Racing International) first Female Vet in 1h 26m 12s. Sue Rumball (Unattached) first Vintage Female in 1h 50m 17s.