Over 160 athletes take part in Hull’s second ever triathlon
Hundreds of people lined the streets in Hull to witness the city’s 2017 Yorkshire Water triathlon last Sunday which was won by local man Rob Fletcher, 36, in a time of 1:03:36.
The event was organised by Humber Triathletes and sponsored by us, as we are one of the principal partner’s for Hull 2017.
In total, over 160 people took part in the gruelling race which started in Princes Quay where participants took part in a 750m swim followed by a 18km bike ride and 5km run through the city’s streets.
It was just the city’s second official triathlon following the first hosted in 2015.
First-time triathletes and world series pro's competed side-by-side, with the oldest participant, Stuart Lumb, representing the 70-79 year-old category and completing the event in a respectable 1:46:46.
The winner, Rob Fletcher, is an Ironman athlete who competes for East Riding’s Barracuda Triathlon Club.
Neil Thompson of Humber Triathletes said: “ I am so proud to be a member of Humber Triathletes, this event has taken months of planning and came together like clockwork on race day. We as a club couldn’t have done it without the help and support from everybody in the city and our sponsors. Hull finally has a city centre triathlon to be proud of. Rob has commented to me that this was his first sprint win where the swim was 750m.
“Coming out of the swim in a mid-place position he mentioned something about going around the bike route quicker than Chris Froome and running faster than Superman flies!"