Driffield Triathlon 2017

Driffield Triathlon 2017

Twitter hashtag #DriffieldTri

May 7th 2017 saw the Driffield Triathlon take place once again at Driffield Leisure Centre, organised by Freebird Events – their first event in their busy 2017 calendar.

Lots of people doing their first ever triathlon today – well done to Matt Dawson, Rachel Feather, Lucie Stevenson, Rebecca Thompson, Andy Lyons, Toby Curtis, Tabitha Kennedy, Gracie Wright, Jake Thwaites, Ruby Shannon, Adele Havercroft – all experiencing a triathlon for the first time.  And there was loads more too all debuting – well done to you all and I hope it’s given you the bug to sign up for more events.

It all started for the competitiors with a 16 length swim in the Driffield Leisure Centre pool, 400 metres in total to swim.  Then, onto the bikes for a cycle course approximately 19 kilometres in length.  The run was a 3 lap course, 5 kilometres in total, in and around the Driffield Leisure Centre grounds.

The start times were staggered throughout the day, and the event concluded with Junior races in various categories, for youngsters aged between 8 and 14.

Overall, in the Men’s Sprint, William Atkinson came out on top, completing the course in 54 minutes and 9 seconds, a fantastic time.  2nd was Andy Lyons in 55:23 and Joseph Hudson in 55:49.

In the Female Sprint results, Brit Tate was the fastest around the course, crossing the line in 59 minutes and 23 seconds.  Katy Cawthorn finished in 1:05:31 and in 3rd was Donna James, finishing in 1:06:04.

Well done to the following category winners:

Male 15-16 – Jordan May

Male 17-19 – Oliver Cockerill

Female 17-19 – Beth Grogan

Male 20-24 – William Atkinson

Female 20-24 – Brit Tate

Male 25-29 – Thomas Mawer

Female 25-29 – Anna Kavanagh

Male 30-34 – Joseph Hudson

Female 30-34 – Sarah Weston

Male 35-39 – Kris Capperauld

Female 35-39 – Stephanie Harvey

Male 40-44 – Scott Palframan

Female 40-44 – Katy Cawthorn

Male 45-49 – Andy Lyons

Female 45-49 – Debbie Rookes

Male 50-54 – Steven Wigglesworth

Female 50-54 – Donna James

Male 55-59 – David Stevens

Female 55-59 – Jill Jameson

Male 60-64 – Brian Beisly

Female 60-64 – Karen Hames

Male 65-69 – Nigel Kitching

Relay – Cycling Sisters Tri-Ing It


Big thanks to Stu Web RFID Timing Solutions who were in charge of the race timings on the day. They’re working on the Birmingham Black Country Half Marathon on July 1st, so say hello to them if you’re taking part! They’re also organising the Erewash Half Marathon on August 19th, to find out more visit http://www.stuweb.co.uk – thanks again!


You can find out more about Freebird at http://www.freebirdevents.co.uk

A shout out too to ‘Coach Craig’ who was there at one of the stands today.  Visit http://www.coachcraigtri.com and see how you can receive coaching and support towards building up your triathlon performance.




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