Competitors and spectators invited to Richmond Aquathlon this weekend

Members of Richmond Triathlon Club.

Richmond Triathlon Club will hold its annual aquathlon this weekend at Richmond Swimming Pool.

The format is a pool based swim followed by a scenic run along the public footpath adjacent to the River Swale.

Distances vary depending on age. There will be prizes for the first three male and female in tristart through to tristars three only, with mementos for all other finishers in these categories.

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Entries cost £10 for 16 and under and £15 for 17 years plus.

The event on Sunday will start at 9.30am with the juniors who will get the racing underway with a swim followed by a run round the Easby loop. Adults will race after lunch.

Kate Cole, from the club said: “Please come along and support competitors, the club and local businesses.

“We are very lucky to have such a beautiful venue to train at and why not make it a full day out and enjoy what Richmond has to offer.

“We’ll be holding a tombola and cake stall to raise money for the club and the pool cafe will be serving light refreshments and snacks, with The Station complex next to the pool offering a micro brewery, ice-cream parlour and restaurant as well as a cinema and bakery.”

For more details on the event click here.

This week members from the club took part in the was Haltwhistle Aquathlon with some great achievements from everyone so early in the season including two podiums from Kyle and Matt. Full results here:

T2 250m Swim/2k Run

6th (5th boy) – Matty Cole

15th (10th boy) – Dominic Wilford

20th (15th boy) – Lucas Holmes

T3 400m Swim/3K Run

3rd (2nd boy) – Kyle Rabjohn

Youth 400m Swim/4.5K Run

3rd (3rd boy) – Matt Lambert

7th (7th boy) – Sam Kettlewell

14th (11th boy) – Lewis Moore

The cycling season started last Tuesday at both Croft Circuit and at the Richmond Cycling Club TT from Reeth to Richmond.

The weather was pretty grim but despite this our members still had some good results with Matty Cole finished first in his age category at Croft.

These events allow members to put their winter training on the turbos to good use, building confidence, speed and learning how to ride tactically.

Matt Lambert.

The club also had one member, Matt Lambert, competing in an Aquathlon at the London Aquatics Centre while his dad completed the London Marathon.

Matt made the whole club and his family very proud finishing first, while his dad finished the marathon in 2hr 40 mins coming in 12th in his age category – both absolutely phenomenal results.