Teesdale Sprint Triathlon and Hartlepool Triathlon

25 September, 2014 No Comments News, Uncategorized

As we say goodbye to the wonderful Summer weather and  start searching the nether regions of our cupboards for hi vis clothing, gloves, hats and head torches, our triathlon group have been enjoying the last events of the season.  There was a good turnout for both the Teesdale Tri in Barnard Castle, and the Hartlepool Tri.  Ten triathletes competed at Teesdale and some did well enough to receive prizes.  Lucy Robinson (who had never competed at Triathlon before!) came first in her age group.  Lucy clearly has a talent for swimming and cycling as well as running.  Neil Dick was second in his age group.  Louise Turnbull was 3rd in her age group.  Several others, including Jen Rees and Julie Dick got PBs.  The link to the results is below, and there are some excellent photos of the event on the NSP Triathlon Facebook page on the Poly website.


At the Hartlepool event four triathletes competed for the Poly-Kris Whitelaw (who was 4th in his category) Paul Robertson, James Anderson and Sylvie Heath.  Paul and James were literally seconds apart.

So, as the Poly triathletes hang up their wetsuits after their first season as an affiliated group we’re lucky that we’ve seen so many competing, many of them in their very distinctive Poly tri suits .  Hopefully the group will continue to grow next season.


About the Author

Noreen Rees

Grants and Publicity Noreen has been a member of North Shields Poly since 1994, and has represented the club in road running, cross country and on the track. Occasionally she has won medals! She previously edited the Poly magazine in the 1990s (yes in those far off days before websites!) and has contributed to articles in the local press, as well as reviewing the occasional play. Noreen is hoping that Poly members will send her stories of their heroic efforts of running against the odds, training tips, opinions on the latest running technological advances, and race reports.

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