Andover Triathletes shine in Durrington

Basingstoke Gazette: Andover's triathletes at the Durrington race Andover's triathletes at the Durrington race

Five members from Andover Triathlon Club competed in the No Limits Fitness Durrington Triathlon on June 8.

This was the second Durrington Triathlon and comprised of a 400m swim in Durrington Swimming Pool, followed by a scenic 11 mile cycle through the picturesque villages of Wiltshire finishing with a three mile run heading out onto the Salisbury Plain.

The event was well organised and sponsored by Heritage of Salisbury VW and supported a local charity, Lucy’s Day Out.

Sarah Fox was first over the line for the club finishing in a fantastic 1:12:29, 31st overall and third in her age group.

Rupert Griffiths was next in 1:13:26, 37th overall and first in his age category and Jan Taplin finished in 1:15:48, 49th overall and first in her age category.

Ash Jackson finished in 1:18:17, Philippa Sumner 1:21:17 and finally Mike Donnelly smiled his way around finishing in 1:39:58.

Club spokesman Donnelly said: “This was a fantastic local event with people from a wide range of abilities.

‘I would recommend this event to anyone novice triathletes”.

The Andover Triathlon event is on July 13 at Farleigh School. For details visit


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