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Triathletes go the distance in Selkirk

The 2019 Live Borders Triathlon Series continued with the Selkirk Standard and Junior events taking place over the weekend.

Mostly fine conditions greeted participants as they worked their way around the Selkirk Standard route on Sunday, the longest distance on offer in the Live Borders Triathlon Series.

70 senior competitors completed the grueling circuit consisting of a 1500m swim, 38.83km cycle followed by a 10.01km run.

Simon Peltenburg went one better than his second place in Hawick to claim the men’s first place trophy in a time of 02:16:58.

Michelle Short was once again the first female across the line, making it three wins from as many events this season. Short completed the course in 02:30:26.

Tackling some less than ideal weather on Saturday morning, it was the juniors taking on course for their second event of the year.

Over 100 juniors took part in the event, ranging from 8 years of age, through to 15/16 year old age bracket.

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

Selkirk Triathlon Results
Overall Male: Simon Peltenburg (02:16:58), Jason Murphy (02:21:59), Craig Goldie (02:22:43).
Overall Female: Michelle Short (02:30:26), Alison Harold (02:38:23), Fiona Allan (02:44:04).

First male Senior: Jason Murphy (02:21:59)
First female Senior: Michelle Short (02:30:26)
First Male Vet 40: Simon Peltenburg (02:16:58)
First Female Vet 40: Fiona Allan (02:44:04)
First Male Vet 50: David Auchie (02:26:39)
First Female Vet 50: Alison Harold (02:38:23)
First Male Vet 60: George Burns (02:32:57)

The full list of results from the Standard and Junior events can be found HERE.

The Triathlon Series continues in Eyemouth on Sunday 16 June for a Come & Tri and a Sprint event.

Click HERE to see the photo gallery of the Junior event or HERE for the Standard distance.

See our 2019 Triathon Series video HERE.

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