Triathlon - double delight for PACTRAC at Tallington Lakes

Simon Hoppe on his way to victory at Tallington Lakes. Picture: David Lowndes
Simon Hoppe on his way to victory at Tallington Lakes. Picture: David Lowndes
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Peterborough Triathlon Club (PACTRAC) did the double yesterday (July 5) at the Tallington Lakes Triathlon organised by SBR Events.

Seasoned campaigner Simon Hoppe stormed to victory in the Sprint Triathlon while his young PACTRAC clubmate Nathan Tweedie won the Standard Triathlon.

Antony Brown finished third in the Sprint Triathlon. Picture: David Lowndes

Antony Brown finished third in the Sprint Triathlon. Picture: David Lowndes

Hoppe, now running in the 45-49 year age group, completed the 750m swim, 24k bike ride and 5k run in 1:14:37. Runner-up was Nathan Scott (35-39 age group) in 1:16:17 with Antony Brown (55-59 age group) from PACTRAC third in 1:16:36.

Beth Wilmot was leading lady in 15th place in 1:25:00.

Tweedie, an Under 20 age group competitor, won the Standard Triathlon over the Olympic distance of 1500m swim, 46k bike and 10k run in 2:09:59. He pipped Ross Murphy (65-69 age group) while Wayne Stainsby (35-39 age group) from PACTRAC was third in 2:23;35.

First female finisher was Maggie Skinner, who was eighth overall in 2:27:05.

Action from the Tallington Lakes Triathlon. Picture: David Lowndes

Action from the Tallington Lakes Triathlon. Picture: David Lowndes

There were 62 finishers in the Standard Triathlon and 99 in the Sprint Triathlon.

Action from the Tallington Lakes Triathlon. Picture: David Lowndes

Action from the Tallington Lakes Triathlon. Picture: David Lowndes