Ely triathlons are a triumph as hundreds turn out for city event

Athletes cycled distances of either 58 or 26 miles through the flat Fen roads of Ely as part of the

Athletes cycled distances of either 58 or 26 miles through the flat Fen roads of Ely as part of the triathlon. Photo: Ian-Green Photography - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of keen athletes ran, cycled and swam through Ely as they took part in Monster Racing’s triathlon double-header last weekend.

Over 400 athletes flocked to Cambridgeshire for the two events – a middle and standard triathlon – with the middle triathlon providing a test of a mile and quarter swim, 58 mile cycle and a 13 mile run, and the standard race comprising a swim of just under a mile, a 26 mile cycle and a seven-and a-half mile run.

Ely Cathedral provided a scenic backdrop as athletes first took to the River Ouse for the swim, before saddling up and hitting the flat Fen cycling course and finally running to the finish line near to King’s Ely.

The middle distance triathlon also served as the Eastern Region’s middle distance championship event, and Cambridge Triathlon star Andrew Diplock came out on top, finishing in an impressive time of four hours, 24 minutes and 47 seconds.


Middle Distance:


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1st: Andrew Diplock (Cambridge Triathlon Club)

2nd: Scott Wiseman (Ashford Tri Club), 4:26:11

3rd: Karl Free (Met Police Tri Club), 4:29:00.


1st: Dionee Allen (Team Ribble Cycles), 4hr 43min 47sec

2nd: Darrelle Parker (TRISUTTO), 5:00:07

3rd: was Vikki D’Arcy, 5:02:45.

Standard Distance:


1st: Timothy Murphy (Clapham Chasers), 2:19:00

2nd: Max Wolke (Clapham Chasers), 2:23:26,

3rd: Matthew Mcclure (Whizzy Tri Club), 2:25:29


1st: Verity Smith (Stowmarket & District Cycling Club), 2hr 35min 3sec

2nd: Juliet Vickery (Cambridge Triathlon Club), 2:35:17,

3rd: Kimberly Bell, 2:42:18.

Eastern Region Championship Middle Distance:

Senior Champions (20-39): Andrew Diplock (Cambridge Triathlon Club) and Suzy Knights (Beccles Triathlon Club).

Veteran Champions (40-54): Carl James and Lynn Emmett (Tri-Anglia).

Senior Veteran: Paul Lewis and Jill Larham (both Tri-Anglia).