Friday, 20 October 2017

Triathlon is so popular it may be repeated next year

ALMOST 100 people took part in the Wargrave Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 16 as part of this year’s village

ALMOST 100 people took part in the Wargrave Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, June 16 as part of this year’s village festival.

The event, which consisted of a 750m swim, 20km cycle ride and 5km run, was the first of its kind to be held in Wargrave and was watched by about 250 people.

It was won by Phil Holdcroft, who carried his two-year-old daughter, Bella, across the finish line on his shoulders.

Mr Holdcroft, 33, a helicopter pilot at RAF Benson, said the race was a Father’s Day present and he hoped to defend his winning time of one hour, five minutes and 12 seconds next year.

Barry Keane, from Chalfont St Peter, came second, while Gill Fullen, from Bedford, was the fastest female, beating her brother, Adrian Parsons, from Wargrave.

Organiser Adrian Pagdin said: “It went extremely well and we had lots of positive feedback from competitors. One of them said it was the poshest triathlon they had ever been to.”

He thanked Jo Hall, Nick Wood, Hannah Young and Claire Winters, who helped organise the event.

It is still to be decided whether to repeat the event next year.

Mr Pagdin said: “It is very much in demand but it is very easy in a festival year to get the help we need and next year it might be a little bit more difficult.”

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