High Peak continue winning streak with team prize

High Peak Triathlon Club runner Trish Justin at the finish line for the Buxton Triathlon. Photo contributed.
High Peak Triathlon Club runner Trish Justin at the finish line for the Buxton Triathlon. Photo contributed.

HIGH Peak Triathlon Club picked up one of the top prizes in the recent Buxton Triathlon.

The men’s team of Phil Blundell, Nigel Critchlow and rookie Phil Duffy, in his first triathlon, claimed first place in the team category - continuing the club’s winning streak following a similar result in the prestigious Llandudno Sea Triathlon two weeks earlier.

High Peak Triathlon Club runners Phil Blundell and Phil Duffy after the Buxton Triathlon. Photo contributed.

High Peak Triathlon Club runners Phil Blundell and Phil Duffy after the Buxton Triathlon. Photo contributed.

Other club members posting quick times on the demanding Buxton course were Carol Vernon, Liz Hinde and Trish Justin finishing in a very creditable time of 92 minutes.

Following this success, the club has entered two teams in the forthcoming National Clubs Relay event, in Nottingham.

Held on Sunday July 8, the Buxton Triathlon consisted of a 400-metre pool-based swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km, finishing in the Pavilion gardens.

The men’s race was won overall by Terry Greenwood, making a return to triathlon. Kate Morris, of Racing TNT, claimed the win in the women’s race.

Results - Men: 1) Terry Greenwood, 01:05:22; 2) Steve Penny (Sheffield Tri Club), 01:07:57; 3) Tim Webster, 01:10:45. Women: 1) Kate Morris (Racing TNT), 01:17:51; 2) Melanie Dugan, 01:19:51; 3) Emily Newton, 01:24:02. U19s: 1st male: Ben Hope, 01:43:31. 20-24: 1st female: Emily Newton, 01:24:02; 1st male: Scott Matthews, 01:19:46. 25-29: 1st female: Samantha Iliffe, 01:35:30; 1st male: Max Curle, 01:15:30. 30-34: 1st female: Melanie Dugan, 01:19:51; 1st male: Joe Tomaney, 01:13:16. 35-39: 1st female: Lucie Wainwright, 01:28:56; 1st male: Terry Greenwood, 01:05:22. 40-44: 1st female: Cath Clarke, 01:29:26; 1st male: Steve Penny, 01:07:57. 45-49: 1st female: Kate Morris, 01:17:51; 1st male: Paul Stefan, 01:19:38. 50-54: 1st female: Trish Justin, 01:32:33; 1st male: Jonathan Collins, 01:13:23. 55-59: 1st male: Neil Pritchard, 01:25:51. 60-64: 1st male: John Burnham, 01:31:40. 65-69: 1st male: Tony Fletcher, 2:06:21. 70+: 1st male: Alec Horn, 01:24:33. Club: 1) High Peak Tri Club.