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East Grinstead Triathlon 2015

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  • Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 14:57
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East Grinstead Triathlon club celebrated in style last weekend marking the 30th year its annual race has taken place. Welcoming 500 competitors of all ages and abilities the field included the “Class of ‘86” - a special category consisting of 11 competitors who took part in the very first race three decades ago.

Charles Pennington maintained his position as the man to beat with his fourth successive victory in the main sprint distance with a time of 1:04:31. This was also his quickest time over the last four years.

The honour of fastest female went to Jill Cliff, finishing in 1:15:18 - an impressive six minutes quicker than her closest gender rival. 

In the closely contested junior event Morgan Morrison finished in 0:47:50 - certainly one to watch in the future.

In the ladies Try-a-Tri category, which saw 85 competitors dipping their toe into the world of triathlon for the first time, Maria Mackie took top honours with a time of 0:49:39.

However the big news of the day was that Roger Sheridan, took gold in the highly competitive “Class of ‘86” category. He finished in an impressive 1:15:44, four minutes quicker than EG Tri’s head coach Martin Darlison.

The event also saw East Grinstead Triathlon Club’s equivalent of the Brownlee brothers battling against each other for glory.

Sister’s Sally Ann Curtis and Jane Roberts joined the club in June 2013 after the tragic premature death of their father motivated them both to improve their fitness. After entering the ladies Try-a-tri event the sisterly rivalry began to heat up after Jane came fourth and Sally seventh in the 2013 event.

Having realised they enjoyed racing each other and Triathlon in general, Sally and Jane decided to join the club.

Sally says: “It’s a very supportive and inclusive club and I’ve made a lot of new friends.”

 However all friendly and family feelings were put aside for this year’s race with a hotly contested battle between the two, which saw Jane narrowly take the sisterly bragging rights. 


“Racing Sally spurs me on. It was great to have so much vocal support from my club mates on the run and was overjoyed to get a new personal best for the distance.

Jane will be racing the Hever Castle Half Ironman in September 2015 which will see her face a 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, a 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and a 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run. Sally is aiming to improve her Olympic distance time (a 1500m swim, 40km bike and finishing with a 10km run) at the same venue by ten minutes or more. 




The provisional date for the 2016 East Grinstead Triathlon is the 8th May. 

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