On 7 October 2018, athletes (professional or not!) got their running trainers out to take part in this year’s pool sprint triathlon at Goole Leisure Centre.
The event saw over 200 competitors swim 400m, cycle 20km and finally run 5k, cheered on by family and friends.
One club that took part in the triathlon was Swans Tri Club, a club from Selby that was only launched in October this year. Susie Foster, a GP in the local area formed the group to encourage others to get more active.
Susie told Our Goole: “I was very sedentary till a friend got me hooked on triathlons in 2013 and I’ve competed at Goole Triathlon the last five years in a row.”
Six members of her team completed the triathlon, four were new to the Goole Triathlon. Head coach Sarah Weston came first in her age group and Steven Dews landed a men’s podium place coming second in the event overall just 0.3 seconds behind the leader.
Susie continues: “My 15-year-old daughter Lucy and I competed together. She beat me of course!
“It’s always an excellent event, friendly, well run and perfect for first timers to the sport. It’s great to support local events and it was brilliant to see so many local clubs there.”
For more information on the Homecrafts Goole Triathlon and how to enter next year’s, visit https://www.riderhq.com/events/83013/homecrafts-goole-triathlon-2019