TRIATHLON: CHESTER Tri Club staged a double triathlon event in the city last weekend, headed by the Deva Triathlon which was won by Manchester's Michael Shackcloth in a time of two hours one minute three seconds.
And for the second year running, the women-only Deva Divas sprint triathlon, involving a 750m swim down the Dee, a
22.5k bike ride and a 5k run was well supported and started by Granada TV presenter Lucy Meacock.
The women's honours went to Emma Cheshire, also of Manchester Tri, who completed the course in 1:20.18.
'The Deva Divas race last year was expected to attract just a small number of novice triathletes, the accent being on raising money for the breast cancer charity Breakthrough,' said organiser Janine White of ChesterTri.
'Again, this year we have been delighted that so many women have participated with such enthusiasm. More than 140 women of all ranges of ability took part.
'Yet again, every single one of them finished. This was due in no small part to the training and advice we gave them in the lead-up to the race.'
'This is the third year the event has been held at its city centre location, exploiting many of Chester's prime tourist attractions. We are grateful to Chester City Council for its help in making the Deva Triathlon such a special event.'