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Helen & Matt at the Deva

The Deva Triathlon is an Olympic distance triathlon which was held in Chester on June 2nd. 976 Triathletes completed the Race and amongst them were two of the Harriers – V40 Matt Nuttall and Helen Leigh.

Matt finished – training for an Ironman Triathlon – was 168th overall in 2hrs:16min.34 secs and came 16th in his Male Age Group. Helen came 482nd overall (2hrs:32mins.28 secs) to finish 12th Woman in her age group 25 – 29. Describing the “swim as really tough with over a 100 in the start wave and a 900m upstream swim….with lots of kicking and bashing between the swimmers” preventing her from getting into a good rhythm, Helen is confident after a good bike ride and a run where she felt comfortable that she could “qualify” for the Aquathlon World Championships at the next Race in Liverpool in July.

Full Results HERE: