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Triathlon Series winners crowned at Gala

The 2022 Live Borders Triathlon Series came to a close over the weekend in Galashiels with Iain Veitch and Hannah Done picking up the male and female Series titles respectively.

Veitch took out the men’s title with 439 points ahead of Angus Millar 407 points with Tim Griffin 396 points rounding out the top three.

Done claimed the women’s title with 362 points. Lesley Dunn come in second with 348 points with Suzanne Mercer in third on 304 points.

Clare Miles and Duncan Shepherd were crowned the series champions for the Come & Tri Series following Saturday’s race.

Spectacular weather greeted participants close to 260 participants in Galashiels, with the closing event moved from the Peebles Swimming Pool while it remains closed.

In Saturday’s Come and Tri event, Jess Damen was the race winner in 00:43:56 with Gawain Hammond and Alistair Cuthbert close behind.

The September sunshine held out on Sunday for the Sprint race.  Iain Veitch was the first person across the line in a time of 01:01:11, close to six minutes ahead of the next best Euan Marshall. Hollie Hindley was the first female to finish, posting a time of 01:09:54.

The 2022 Live Borders Triathlon Series has been the first Series back since 2019 following the pandemic.

The event kicked off in Galashiels back in April and has went via Eyemouth and Kelso before the weekend event in being relocated to Galashiels from Peebles.

Ewan Jackson, CEO of charity Live Borders said it was fantastic to see the Series return again.

“The annual Triathlon Series is one of our biggest events and its fantastic to see the numbers participating continue and returning to the sport, particularly in the junior levels.

“It’s been fantastic to see so many people from the Borders getting involved this year but the Series also attracts people from all over Scotland and the UK so it’s a great event for the area.

“The Series certainly meets our commitment of making our communities healthier, happier and stronger.

“I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers who make the events possible, and to the participants who made 2022 so memorable. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in 2023.”

To view the race results and image galleries of the events – click for the Come & Tri, Junior and Sprint.

Participants and those interested in the events in 2023 are encouraged to keep an eye on Live Borders website and social media in the coming weeks for updates.