North Berwick Triathlon

Race Report – North Berwick Novice Triathlon – Sunday 7 May 2017

East Lothian Triathlon Club again hosted a friendly yet competitive event for first time triathletes. 75 women, 48 men and 18 teams of 2 or 3 people took part to complete the challenge of swimming, cycling and running in and around North Berwick. Ages ranged from 8 to 68 years old, with many East Lothian residents taking part as well as visitors from North Uist and Canada.

The event was well supported by the local community and the organisers would like to thank the 30 odd people who helped make the event both safe and enjoyable.

Prize winners were:

Ist Male: Pierpaolo Sidoti  41.10
2nd Male: John Young 41.28
3rd Male:  William Morrison 41.38

Ist Female:  Fiona Gibson 38.59
2nd Female: Lisa Macdonald 44.13
3rd Female: Kim Forrester 46.46

Ist Local: Male Fraser Lovell 44.03
Ist Local: Female Beth Poole 49.34

Ist Team: SRUC A Team 40.09
2nd Team: Ding Dong 41.00
3rd Team: LATT 42.01

1st child swimmer: Aimee Bell 3.48
2nd child swimmer: Cian Westwood 4.00
3rd child swimmer: Abigail Porteous 4.06

For full race results please go to here.

A prize for Sportsmanship was awarded to Joel Enoch for giving up his first male prize due to not seeing himself as a novice. Prizes for perseverance were awarded to young Daniel Shields who despite initial nerves did his family proud with a steady happy swim, and to twins David and Steven Tossell who supported each other to complete the event.

Photos were taken by Bob Marshall and can be seen here.

East Lothian’s next event will be the Haddington Sprint Triathlon on Sunday 27 August 2017.

We hope that you enjoyed the day and that it has inspired you to take on more challenges.

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