Wargrave Sprint Triathlon
750m Swim | 20km Cycle | 5km Run
Sunday 23rd June 2019
On Sunday 23rd June, athletes and spectators alike gathered at the crack of dawn in the beautiful town of Wargrave, eagerly anticipating the race briefing. Team Meglio athletes were out in force, ready to battle it out in the male, female and relay categories.
With mixed weather leading up to race day, the river temperature would prove a shock to the system; especially in the early hours of the morning. After the athletes plunged themselves in the water, the klaxon sounded and the race had begun.
The fastest of the them all arrived out of the water in just over 11 minutes, before sprinting off to make their transition onto the bike. The chasing pack followed on just a minute after and made their ascent up the hill towards the bikes.
After making a quick transition out of the wetsuit, it was time to jump on the bike and hit the road. The course took the riders around the quaint town of Wargrave, weaving through the streets before taking on the challenging Remenham Hill.
The fastest rider on the day went to our very own Pete Harrison, who managed to clock through the gate at just over 30 minutes. Absolutely incredible effort!
The final stage of the race saw a 5K run to the line. With the temperature rising and athletes energy draining towards the end of the race, we were expecting an exciting finish.
The quickest time of the day went to Team Meglio, clocking in at 1:03:00 with the fastest individual coming home at 1:09:35. Our very own Sophie Whitworth, crossed the line as the fastest individual female, clocking an impressive 1:15:22.
Certainly one of our favourite events on the calendar, we loved every minute of the day. We’d like to say a massive congratulations to Hannah Young, the organisers and all the athletes that took part in this fantastic event.
We partner up with the Wargrave Triathlon team each year to help raise money for a local cause. All proceeds from the event would be going towards the creation of the Wargrave Lido.