Trio race the ‘world’s biggest’ triathlon

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A trio of Stamford Triathlon Club members competed in the what is billed as “the worlds largest sprint triathlon”on Saturday.

They raced with more than 2,000 competitors in the Virgin Active London Triathlon with a 750m swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run.

Martin Candish was first of the trio home, in a time of 1h.25.19. He was closely followed by Paul Brewster in 1.27.11 and Diane Parperis in 1.32.10.

Stamford’s husband and wife team James and Maggie Skinner raced in an Iron man event atZurich on Sunday.

The race stages were a 3.8k swim, 1.9k bike and a 26mile run.

James clocked 11h18.20 and Maggie Skinner finished in 12.22.38. Sarah Haslam also competed, crossing the line in 13.19.08.

l Pactrac held the penultimate round of this year’s mini-triathlon series at Oundle last week.

This year’s Trophy had already boiled down to Paul Vernon with just Nathan Tweedie having a realistic chance of catching him.

Vernon won this race by just 14 seconds from Tweedie.

Vernon had the second fastest run but he couldn’t quite hold off the fast approaching series leader who took his third win of the series, one more than Tweedie and Neil Tandy who have two each.

Christina Cork was the first lady home and was just 14 seconds outside of her own ladies record.

Pactrac’s Kate Armstrong has been added to the Great Britain team for the World Championships in London.

She joins Simon Hoppe, Neil Tandy, Antony, Bolton, Kate Armstrong, Georgina Jennings, Kim Bell and Christina Cork in the team.