Henshaws team conquer Leeds triathlon!

On Sunday 12th June, Henshaws Triathlon Team - a team of athletes from Harrogate and the surrounding area who all use the services of Henshaws in one way or another - competed in the ITU World Triathlon Series in Leeds.

Henshaws Tri 2016 Deer Park

The team compete every year at the Skipton Triathlon, and this was their first year competing in an international triathlon.

The team of athletes and guides did fantastically, with their results below:

  • Henshaws Team 1: 00:31:34 00:09:45 00:53:51 00:03:18 00:45:30 02:23:56
  • Henshaws Team 2: 00:20:58 00:06:57 00:53:14 00:02:16 00:44:19 02:07:42
  • Henshaws Team 3: 00:19:24 00:08:10 00:34:59 00:02:48 00:45.50 01:50:41
  • Henshaws Team 4: 00:31:34 00:09:36 00:44:09 00:03:06 00:23:48 01:52:12

Athletes Shelley and Laurie knocked 10 minutes of their previous fastest 20km bike run, Luke and David broke 25 mins for first time for 5km, and Karen and Julie knocked 19 mins of their previous 5km time! Fantastic results from every team.

You can catch the amazing moment that Samuel Garwood crosses the finishing line below – this was the first time that Samuel had ever run a 5k. As he crosses the line he was overwhelmed, saying “I didn’t think I could run.” Fantastic work Samuel – you’ve smashed it!

A huge congratulations to the team for their debut at an international triathlon – definitely no mean feat.

If you’d like to support the team, please visit their fundraising page. The team are fundraising to enable them to compete in more events, and to help buy up-to-date equipment for their gym and kits.

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