Good Fri Tri 2015 race report

Medals and Easter eggs were the prizes for athletes earning their chocolate at Try Tri Events’ Good Fri Tri last weekend, held around the grounds of Radley College near Abingdon.

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Those competing in the novice category had to endure a 200m swim in the pool, a 11km cycle before running 2.5km to the finish line. The sprint course was exactly twice as long as the novice course.

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The event got underway at around 8 o’clock in the morning, with competitors setting off every five minutes in the pool.

The sprint event was won by 20-year-old Kieran Hill in a time of 1 hour 1 minute and 33 seconds. He said: “It was a good win, it was a bit chilly on the bike, I couldn’t feel my feet as I came off into transition. With the rain coming down the run to the finish was a bit slippy but it wasn’t too bad. “

Graham Steinsberg, 58, was competing in his first triathlon in aid of CLIC Sargent: “My daughter had cancer at the age of 12 and we have raised £11,000 just for this event in two months. Today was really good fun, would I do another triathlon though? You’d have to ask me tomorrow!” 

Jonathan Nortcott, 34, said: “It wasn’t so bad actually, I think I prepared for the worst because I was expecting torrential downpour. But to have it pretty dry on the course makes it much easier. So it’s nice to finish and enjoy an Easter egg!”

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Full results of the Good Fri Tri.

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