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Triathletes battle sodden Kelso event

Torrential rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the participants of the Live Borders Triathlon Series event in Kelso on Sunday.

Close to 130 participants braved the conditions to take part in the Come & Tri and Sprint disciplines.

The Kelso event was the first after a summer break over July, with the race for Series titles coming to a flashpoint.

The weather conditions made for some tricky situations particularly on the cycling leg of the race.

In the Sprint event Colin Stevenson was the first person across the line in a time of 01:06:31. Lauren Wilson was the first female to finish, posting a time of 01:10:31.

In the Come and Tri event, Martin Kelly was once again the overall winner in 00:41:55 with Jenny Brunton the best of the women with a time of 00:48:14.

 Sprint Triathlon Results
Overall Male: Colin Stevenson (01:06:31), Leahn Parry (01:08:04), David Tweedie (01:08:57).
Overall Female: Lauren Wilson (01:10:31); Karen McQuarrie (01:15:13), Lesley Dunn (01:15:36).

First male Senior: Colin Stevenson (01:06:31
First female Senior: Lauren Wilson (01:10:31
First Male Vet 40: Leahn Parry (01:08:04)
First Female Vet 40: Sarah Russell (01:17:52)
First Male Vet 50: Fraser Arnot (01:12:03)
First Female Vet 50: Rhona Suddon (01:36:10)
First Male Vet 60: Eddie Turnbull (01:14:19)

Come & Tri Results
Overall Male: Martin Kelly (00:41:15); David Veitch (00:41:56); Ian Rowland (00:43:34).
Overall Female: Jenny Brunton (00:48:14); Jen Swinton (00:49:49); Siobhan Mannion Gough (00:50:09).

The local Triathlon Series, one of the biggest events of its type in Scotland, is organised and hosted by Live Borders and their Sports Development and Leisure Centre teams, with many local clubs volunteering on event days.

The Series will now move to Peebles for the annual Duathlon on Saturday 15 September before concluding with the Peebles Junior and Come & Tri event on Saturday 21 September and a Sprint event on Sunday 22 September.

For more information or to enter head to the Triathlon page.

See our 2019 Triathon Series video HERE. 

CLICK HERE to see more images from the Kelso Triathlon.

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