Swimming, cycling, running were all on the menu for west Cornwall's fittest people in July.
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The Hayle Standard Triathlon is still in its infancy but is attracting a large amount of athletes and big crowds each year.
The event started at Copperhouse Pool in Hayle. First on the agenda was a 1500m swim. local triathlete and previous winner Nathan Jolly (Tri-Logic) closely followed by Guy Blackford (D+C Police) were the early leaders in the triathlon.
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There was no time for resting. The next stage was a 40km bike ride. It took in Crowlas, Penzance and Helston with a fast return in to Hayle. But time was of the essence so there was no sight-seeing for the triathletes.
After returning to Hayle the final stage was a 10km run. With temperatures in the high 80's it proved to be hot work for the tired but determined athletes.
Rich Brady held his lead to win the event overall in just over two hours, covering the long climb to Connor Downs turnaround point, and the fast return to the finish. Peter Slijlcuis had an impressive run taking second spot three minutes later with Nathan Jolly finishing third.
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In the womens race Helen Parkinson (Exeter Tri) dominated the race winning in a time of 2hours 20 minutes, with Lisa Picton second with a time of 2hours 24 minutes, and local upcoming triathlete Susie Harwood coming third with 2 hours 37 minutes.
In the Team event the Devon and Cornwall Police reigned supreme in 2 hours 1 minute with Team Sim over 10 minutes behind with 2 hours 12 minutes.
The winning Triathlon Club was Mounts Bay Harriers a relatively young club with impressive performances from Carl Harwood, Duke Stokeld, Gus Gusterson and founding member Ian 'Speedy' Matthews.