Posted: Mon 4th Apr 2016

Pembrokeshire Leisure’s Go-Tri 2016 Series Launched This Sunday 3rd April 2016

This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 4th, 2016

It was the first race of four mini triathlons, a super sprint taster triathlon and an Olympic distance duathlon to be held this year. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Held in partnership with Princes Gate Spring Water, the series is as follows: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Crymych Duathlon: Sunday 3 April (Run 10km Bike 40km Run 5km) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Crymych Super Sprint Triathlon: Sunday 17th April (Swim 200m Bike 10km Run 1.6km) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Fishguard Triathlon: Sunday 29th May (Swim 400m Bike 20km Run 5km) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Tenby Triathlon: Sunday 5th June (Swim 400m Bike 20km Run 5km) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Milford Triathlon: Sunday 17th July (Swim 400m Bike 20km Run 5km) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• Haverfordwest Triathlon: Sunday 21st August (Swim 400m Bike 20km Run 5km) ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The events are organised by Pembrokeshire Leisure (Pembrokeshire County Council’s leisure service) – with the support of local triathlon clubs and volunteers from local sports clubs. They are complemented by Go-Tri fitness sessions at Pembrokeshire’s leisure centres. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Go-Tri series has inspired hundreds of people every year to improve their fitness and helped Pembrokeshire Leisure towards its goal of making more people more active, more often,” said Cllr Elwyn Morse, Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Leisure. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The series also been awarded an Inspire Mark – a badge of quality that recognises innovative projects inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

First across the line was Gareth Payne who won the Male category, with Daryl John winning the veteran’s section and Martin Evans the Super Vet category. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Catherine Marks was the first female to finish while Jane Rees was the first veteran female. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“If you’re an experienced triathlete, a relative novice or looking for something different to try we hope that our events will provide an enjoyable and challenging experience,” said Gary Nicholas of Pembrokeshire Leisure. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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