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North Norfolk triathlon’s 10th anniversary event a big success

PUBLISHED: 10:00 14 September 2017

Overall male winner, Matthew McClure, crossing the finish line. Photo: Martyn Gould

Overall male winner, Matthew McClure, crossing the finish line. Photo: Martyn Gould

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Hundreds of competitors took part in the North Norfolk triathlon’s tenth anniversary event.

Organisers of the North Norfolk triathlon say the tenth anniversary event went: Organisers of the North Norfolk triathlon say the tenth anniversary event went: "amazingly well". Photo: Martyn Gould

The event, which was held at Wells harbour, on Sunday, September 10th, saw 340 people take part.

And with the event being part of the national league for the first time, Robert Smith, Wells harbour master, said: “We did notice some really good times, and a lot more serious competitors.

“It went amazingly well. It was our 10th year and it went better than we ever could have expected.

“The weather stayed fine and it was a brilliant atmosphere.”

Proceeds from the event go to the Wells Maritime Trust. Photo: Martyn Gould Proceeds from the event go to the Wells Maritime Trust. Photo: Martyn Gould

Read more: Wells Harbour triathlon chosen as national event as it reaches 10th year

339 of the 340 competitors completed the course, with the exception of one unlucky man who damaged his bike during the cycle race, but still went on to complete the run.

Read more: Hundreds compete in North Norfolk Triathlon at Wells

The total amount raised is still being counted, but organisers expect it to be in the vicinity of £6,500, a step down from last year’s £8,000.

Competitors took part in a 1.5k swim, a 40k cycle ride, and a 10k run. Photo: Martyn Gould Competitors took part in a 1.5k swim, a 40k cycle ride, and a 10k run. Photo: Martyn Gould

Proceeds will go to charity the Wells Maritime Trust.

Read more: Harbour master Robert Smith is made an MBE for his work on transforming the Port of Wells

Winners of the North Norfolk triathlon 2017

Overall male winner:

The charity helps young people afford to access sailing and other maritime activities. Photo: Martyn Gould The charity helps young people afford to access sailing and other maritime activities. Photo: Martyn Gould

Matthew McClure, with a time of 02:06:30.

Runner up:

Wells local Niall McCallum, with a time of 02:07:28.

Overall female winner:

Kate Murrell, with a time of 02:24:53.

Runner up:

Allison Carter, with a time of 02:27:20.

Overall team winner:

James, Charlotte, and John, of ‘Team O’Neill’, with a time of 02:02:21.

This local family have now won the relay category for five years in a row.

Runner up:

Dan, James, and Daniel, of ‘Team Dark Horse’, with a time of 02:16:18.

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