Another successful year for Darlington triathlon

ON THE MOVE: A competitor at the triathlon

ON THE MOVE: A competitor at the triathlon

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A RECORD number of participants took part in a triathlon that raised valuable funds for charity.

Almost 200 people, from all over the region, tackled Darlington Triathlon on Sunday (May 4).

The event, organised by Darlington Rotary Club, is popular with tri-athletes nationwide, as it is suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Participants tackled the 26km course, comprising a 400m swim, a 21km bike ride and a final 5km run.

The event also saw a number of competitors take part in the new Darlington aquathlon event, which allowed participants to just tackle the swimming and running sections – still no easy feat.

The women's category was won by Jennifer Batey with a time of 1:16:20, while the men's category was won by Daniel Jenkin with a time of 1:04:05.

Full results will be published on the Darlington Rotary Club website this week.

More than £3,500 was raised by the event for Darlington Rotary charities, including nearby St Teresa’s Hospice.

Event organiser Jane Bradshaw said: “This has been another fantastic year for the Darlington Triathlon.

“We were delighted to welcome more participants than we’ve ever had before, and we owe a huge ‘thank you’ to Darlington School of Mathematics and Science for hosting the event again, as well as to all our volunteers, without whom we couldn't stage this brilliant event.”

The triathlon will return next year.

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4:45pm Sun 4 May 14

oliviaden6 says...

What a pity for the athletes then again no photo calls for the borough hirachy was there?
well done to all who took part despite the short comings of the organizers!
What a pity for the athletes then again no photo calls for the borough hirachy was there? well done to all who took part despite the short comings of the organizers! oliviaden6
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8:03am Mon 5 May 14

moxie34th says...

Once again the we who live near the course, are un-able to use our cars ,hemmed in by marshalls ... for up to 5 hours ! Why don't they pick another area once in a while, like Faverdale estate, lots of room on a Sunday, especially .
Once again the we who live near the course, are un-able to use our cars ,hemmed in by marshalls ... for up to 5 hours ! Why don't they pick another area once in a while, like Faverdale estate, lots of room on a Sunday, especially . moxie34th
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1:25pm Tue 6 May 14

DarlingtonTri says...

The organisers refute these claims. The usual leafleting was done in advance and road closure signs were in place. We appreciate the support of the majority of residents and the feedback from competitors was extremely positive as ever. We are grateful for any comments which can be made via the website.(Darlingtonr
otary.org.uk)
The organisers refute these claims. The usual leafleting was done in advance and road closure signs were in place. We appreciate the support of the majority of residents and the feedback from competitors was extremely positive as ever. We are grateful for any comments which can be made via the website.(Darlingtonr otary.org.uk) DarlingtonTri
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