Race report – Brownlee Triathlon
On Saturday 26th September, over 6000 people descended on the Harewood Estate in Leeds for the annual Brownlee Tri.
The 2015 event was Olympian’s Alistair and Jonny Brownlee’s largest triathlon to date, with over 1600 registered participants. Participants got the chance to race around the brother’s stomping ground near where they grew up, in the village of Bramhope.
Elite triathlete James Teagle was the male winner of the sprint event in a time of 1:14:22, whilst Naomi Drakeford was fastest female in 1:31:31.
Commenting after the event, Alistair Brownlee said: “It’s been a fantastic day for all involved. It’s great that so many participants returned from last year, but it’s also important to us that the Brownlee Tri is inspiring new triathletes. Over 30% of our participants had never competed in a triathlon before and The Collective Kids Duathlon was always busy”.
The free Kids Duathlon, delivered by British Triathlon Trust, was in high demand throughout the day, with over 300 children of all ages trying out running, cycling and transitions.
The Brownlee brothers started the first wave at 9:30am, with Jonny completing the swim leg for his team in the Corporate Challenge relay wave at 10:30am. Participants took part in Sprint, Super Sprint and Relay races throughout the day.
Female – sprint
1st Naomi Drakeford
2nd Stephanie Knott
3rd Rebecca York
Male – sprint
1st James Teagle
2nd Carl Shaw
3rd Robert Saxby
Female – super sprint