Five Preston Harriers athletes competed at the British Triathlon championships at Liverpool last weekend.
In the seniors’ standard distance event (1500m swim/40km bike/10km run), Kevin Hunt led Preston Harriers entry home, finishing in 2.23.20 for an impressive 189th place overall.
Next in was Billy Johnstone (2.29.26) with Chris Wales (2.38.22) and Michael Brennand (2.55.35) completing the senior entry.
In the elite youth race (500m swim/10km bike/2.55km run) – which doubled up as a round of the British youth super series – Harriers’ Anna Hulme continued to show her promise, finishing in an impressive 42.04 and 18th female amongst the UK’s top young triathletes.
l At the gruelling 13.5-mile Hendon Brook Half Marathon, David Rigby won the race in a very impressive 1.16.21, finishing more than two minutes ahead of his next challenger in a field containing some of the region’s top runners.
Sam Swindells (1.42.27), Alan Appleby (1.47.56) and Ambi Tipping (1.54.55) completed Preston Harriers’ entry, in what is widely regarded as one of the toughest road races in the country.