July 6, 2012
Peter Hamilton, Simon Richards, Mark Line and Matthew Watson were joined by 2 non-Cass members Helen Spencer and Daniel Rawson splitting into two teams and braving the driving wind and rain to beat off competitors covering Olympic race distances, with a 1500m swim, a 40km bike ride and a 10km run.
Architect Mark and Surveyor Helen donned wetsuits to complete the dock swim, with it being the first time in open water for Mark. Landscape Architect Simon, a keen cyclist, and Landscape Assistant Matthew competed well in the bike ride whilst Senior Planner Peter and Accountant Daniel took the 10km run in their stride.
With an impressive 2 hours 30 minutes 51 seconds under their belt Matthew, Helen and Daniel took the Gold with Mark, Simon and Peter coming in a respectable fourth with their time of 2 hours 45 minutes 52 seconds. Both teams enjoyed a celebratory pint of alcohol-free beer afterwards.
The event was Liverpool’s 4 th Annual Triathlon attracting more than 1,000 entrants.