Bassetlaw Tri Club’s Sharon Burton disappointed with third place

Bassetlaw Triathlon Club’s Sharon Burton took on an early season triathlon at Grantham recently, writes Paddy Ducey.

Wednesday, 20th April 2022, 4:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th April 2022, 4:43 pm
Sharon Burton on the running leg at Grantham.
Sharon Burton on the running leg at Grantham.

The sprint event based from the Meres Leisure centre in Grantham consisted of a 400-metre pool swim, 16.5km cycle route out of the town and through the undulating Lincolnshire countryside returning to the leisure centre to start a two lap 5km run.

On a very cold morning Burton, who had recently returned from the club’s first ever training camp in Mallorca, finished in a time of 1 hour 21 minutes.

After the event she said: “Despite feeling rough and a bit knackered this week after last week’s exertions in Mallorca I finished third in my age group.

“I am disappointed with that, but I did smash my 400m swim personal best, so something paid off last week. I would recommend the event for next year if anyone fancies it.”