The Outlaw Half Triathlon held on Sunday July 9th at Holkham Hall in Norfolk comprising of a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and a half-marathon race to finish, was the scene of an outstanding triumph for Blackburn Harriers Jack Hindle. Joining Blackburn Harriers as a 9yr old, Jack competed in cross country, fell, road and track before becoming dedicated to the Triathlon. He had many achievements as a junior athlete including an England vest on the Fells as an U17 amongst many other successes over the years.
At the weekend, he probably enjoyed his greatest triumph to-date becoming the British Middle Distance Champion at the Outlaw Half Holkham. Massive congratulations to Jack on this fantastic achievement. Modest as ever, Jack spoke to the Harriers following his triumph, telling us “I’m still yet to comprehend how I’ve done this. So it’s going to take a bit of time! It’s my biggest achievement by far and I think it’s truly a breakthrough result for me. Things are going to change a fair bit now for me, but one thing will stay the same. I’m still the same athlete, with the same motivation and now living a dream that I’ve worked towards for so long. The race wasn’t plain sailing, with a poor swim. I just had to rely on a good bike and run combination. Coming off the bike, I knew my legs were in good shape. I’ve worked hard to get my run to the standard I wanted to be at. I was able to pull myself from 8th off the bike in the front back, to 1st by the end and a hard battle at the end. It’s a special feeling to take the tape, but even more special at the British Championships.“