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Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre celebrates successful Stowmarket Triathlon

Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre celebrated a successful Sunday after hosting the Stowmarket Triathlon, organised with HaverSports for the first time, on 22nd September.

The event saw 145 athletes complete their choice of triathlon or duathlon, with an all-new run route for 2019.

Winning the Sprint triathlon (300m swim, 18km cycle, 5km run) was James Reeder in an incredible 49 minutes 43 seconds, with the first woman across the line Shan Bendell in one hour 15 seconds.

Doubling the distance in the Sprint+ triathlon, Alistair Steele led the way in one hour 48 minutes 56 seconds, with the first woman home Helen Wing in two hours nine minutes 15 seconds.

Skipping the swim for the run – bike – run duathlon, a limited field saw Samantha Spencer triumph in the Sprint race in one hour 28 minutes 48 seconds, while the Sprint+ race was won by Craig Dearden-Phillips in two hours 21 minutes 46 seconds.

“We were delighted to host our first event with HaverSports at Mid-Suffolk Leisure Centre. It was fantastic to see so many athletes competing in the Stowmarket Triathlon and to hear such great feedback on the event and our facilities. It’s been a pleasure working with HaverSports and we’re looking forward to planning for next year’s event already!”

Anselm Gurney, Contract Manager at Everyone Active

“It was great to see so many athletes competing at Stowmarket, and the feedback we’ve had has been universally positive. It was our first time at this venue, so we’re keen to improve further to offer an even better Stowmarket Tri in 2020. With the tri season almost over, we hope that our athletes will be sure to join us on Sunday 6 October to sign off their season with HaverTri – the Adams Harrison Triathlon Festival!”

HaverSports director Jack Tappin

To find out more about the facilities and activities on offer at Mid-Suffolk Leisure centre click here.

Click here for the full race results, and race photographs are available here.

For more details about HaverSports, including all races open for entry, click here.