Ian Lawton and Rebecca Holland winners of Macclesfield Triathlon 2013

The Macclesfield Triathlon took place yesterday (Sunday 18th August 2013), with a total of 166 athletes crossing the finish line.

Based at the Macclesfield Leisure Centre, the event started with a 400m swim in the 8 lane heated indoor pool, followed by a beautiful 24.9 km cycle ride from the Cheshire Plains out into the edge of the Peak District and a 2 lap, 7.34 km run along lanes in the Broken Cross area.

Ian Lawton won the men's race with a fast run securing him the title in a time of 01:14:18 ahead of runner up Arthur Connell (Evolution Bikes) who crossed the finish line in 01:15:19. Matthew Welsh of Deeside AAC took third place in 01:16:44. The women's race was won by Rebecca Holland of City of Chester Tri Club in 01:22:08 with the 3rd overall fastest time on the bike. Charlotte Wormleighton came second in 01:28:56 with Natalie Abbott of Macclesfield Wheelers securing third place in 01:29:12. Katy Burke achieved the fastest overall swim time whilst Phillip Lynes was the fastest on the bike and overall winner Ian Lawton put in the fastest run.

Results (provisional): Macclesfield Triathlon, 18 August 2013 Sprint Distance: 400m swim, 24.9 km cycle, 7.34 km run

MEN

1) Ian LAWTON, 01:14:18

2) Arthur CONNELL (Evolution Bikes), 01:15:19

3) Matthew WELSH (Deeside AAC), 01:16:44

WOMEN

1) Rebecca HOLLAND (City of Chester Tri Club), 01:22:08

2) Charlotte WORMLEIGHTON, 01:28:56

3) Natalie ABBOTT (Macclesfield Wheelers), 01:29:12

The full results are available on http://www.xtramileevents.com/results .

Race Director Simon Hill commented: "The Macclesfield Triathlon is a popular pool based sprint distance triathlon, and I am pleased that the 2013 race has been another success with athletes of all levels taking the plunge. I would like to thank all the marshals and volunteers as well as the Macclesfield Leisure Centre staff, Macclesfield Borough Council, Xtra Mile Events Crew, BTF Referees, Manchester Medical Services and Cheshire Constabulary for their help with staging this event.

A big thank you also goes to everyone who raised money for our Official Event Charity, Friends of Park Lane School".

Sponsors of the Macclesfield Triathlon 2013 included Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative (Official Bicycle Retail Partner), Starley Bikes (Official Specialist Bike Brand), USN Ultimate Sports Nutrition (Official Nutrition Partner), Zone3 (Official Wetsuit Partner), Clif Bar (Official Energy Bar Partner), Aftershokz (Official Headphone Partner), Up & Running (Official Sports Retail Partner) and Athlete Matters (Official Physio and Rehab Partner).

The Macclesfield Triathlon is part of the Xtra Mile Events Tri Sprint Series, with the South Manchester Triathlon the last event of the series this season.

Places to the South Manchester Triathlon on 22nd September are going fast, anyone wishing to take part should go to www.xtramileevents.com= for further details and to register.

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