Atkins streaks away to win maiden Thames Turbo Sprint event
1:19pm Friday 13th April 2012 in Local Sports Round-up
Optima Racing team’s Rory Atkins won the first of three 26.5km Thames Turbo Sprint Series triathlons in Hampton on Monday.
Atkins, pictured above, was the fastest man over the course – which started at Hampton Open Air Pool and finished at Bushy Park – clocking 56 minutes, 14 seconds.
Vicky Gill was the first woman to cross the line, with a time of 1.04:36. The Thames Turbo novice course is running from Saturday, April 21, until Monday, June 4. The course is aimed at triathlon beginners. For information visit thamesturbo.com/sen ior-events/novice-course