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GALLERY: Hundreds of pictures from the 2022 Plymouth Triathlon

CONNOR Keeler, Hannah Worth, Dean Crow and Charlotte Kerr were the main winners at the 2022 Plymouth Triathlon on Sunday.

The event at Mount Batten saw two competitions – an Olympic standard triathlon, which is a 1,500m swim, a 40k bike ride and a 10k run, and a sprint event, which involves a 750m swim, a 20km bike ride and a 5k run.

Conditions were perfect for the event and Plymouth Tri Club’s Dean Crow retained the men’s sprint title he won last year thanks to a strong run. The M40-49 athlete completed the short course event in 1:20.21, which was 59 seconds ahead of Avon’s Dan Colman, who came second. Torbay’s Gary Burnman was third overall and second M40-49 in 1:23.53, with Plymouth Tri’s Simon Porter fourth (1:29.23) an Anthony Everson fifth and first M50-59 (1:30.26).

Charlotte Kerr won the women’s sprint event by more than seven minutes, clocking 1:33.28. Second was Helena Clarke (1:40.45), with Plymouth Tri’s Rosie Hellings third (1:42.55), North Bristol’s Karen Markus fourth and first F40-49 (1:46.20) and Tamar Trotters’ Ana-Marie Burgoyne fifth and first F50-59 (1:48.29).

Tavistock Tri Club’s Hannah Worth was first women home over the standard triathlon distance. She came an impressive ninth overall in 2:59.10. She was only seventh quickest woman over the 1,500 sea swim, but overtook her rivals with strong cycling and running legs. She clocked 1:35.50 for the 40k bike ride and 46.57 minutes for the 10k.

Windsor’s Clare McKinnel was second woman in 3:00.34, with Scotland’s Elizabeth Richardson third (3:04.06), Abigail Hill fourth (3:05.36) and Exeter’s Nicole Denton fifth (3:19.19).

Cornwall’s University of Bath triathlon star Connor Keeler dominated the men’s standard event, winning in 2:26.01. He was first out of the swim in 22.29 minutes and was also fastest on the bike ride before finishing with a 40.44 minute 10k run.

The Plymouth course is tough with some tough big hills on the cycle and run out from Mount Batten.

Darren Orchard, a M50-59 athlete, was second overall in the standard event in 2:33.29, with Joshua Cole third (2:36.08), Plymouth Tri’s Sam Twine fourth (2:41.57) and M40-49 competitor Craig Harper fifth (2:43.04).

Full results can be found HERE.

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The day before the adult triathlon at Mount Batten, Plymouth Tri Club, who were organising the event, hosted a junior competition at Plymouth College.

Rather than swimming in the sea, the juniors competed in a pool and cycled and ran around the grounds of the college.

The junior event was split into four age categories – tri-star, tri-star 1, tri-star 2 and tri-star 3.

Thomas Aston and Jasmine Bennett were the male and female tri-star 3 winners, while Bodmin’s Alexander Babb and Plymouth’s Elsie Goodspeed took the top awards in the tri-star 2 category, with George Hilton and Margot Goodspeed winning the tri-star 1 titles and Charlie Simpson and Phoebe Evans the tri-star victors.

Full junior results can be found HERE.

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