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Course record tumbles at Viridian Daventry Triathlon

Sophie Kirk broke the long-standing women's course record at the eighth edition of the Viridian Daventry Triathlon on Sunday.

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Sophie Kirk from Ful-on Tri smashed the women’s course record by over a minute at the eighth Viridian Daventry Triathlon on Sunday September 8th by posting a time of 1:03:55. Her winning time was more than a minute quicker than the previous best which dates back to 2012 (1:04:58, Emily Whitmore).

The sell-out sprint distance triathlon attracted over 300 competitors and produced some terrific racing. Jack Bond won the men’s overall; Nuneaton Triathlon Club won the Viridian Gold Team category for the third year on the trot and Team JAK produced the best time of all the relay teams.

Rugby Triathlon Club Race Director Matt Hayward said: “What a great way to mark the eighth triathlon in Daventry – with a new course record! It’s inspiring to see so many people of all standards competing in this race. Daventry is a perfect location as it has a great leisure centre, country park and the facilities to make a memorable event. We’d like to thank all our supporters and volunteers for getting involved and making it so successful.”

Organised by Rugby Triathlon Club in support of its two charities – Bloodwise and Childrens Christmas Wish List – the event was again sponsored by Viridian Nutrition, The Sheaf Street Health Store and Leisure Lakes.

Competitors swam 400m in the Daventry Leisure Centre, cycled 20km on local roads and ran 5km around the Daventry Country Park.

If you are interested in taking part in triathlon, more information concerning the club’s adult and junior sections can be found at www.rugbytriathlon.org.uk.

For more information about Viridian Nutrition and its award-winning product range please go to www.viridian-nutrition.com

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John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.

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