TRIATHLON: They’re kings (and queen) of the castle!

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Spalding Triathlon Club are celebrating after winning the East Midland Club Championships at the Speedy Beaver event in Grantham.

The team of Chris Pratt, Aimee Stocker, Alistair Rudd and Mike Staines took the title after a great effort around Belvoir Castle.

Set around the beautiful and hilly surrounds of the castle, the event consisted of a 750m swim in the silky smooth castle lake, followed by a 450m run up the hill into the transition area to start the 20km bike course. The finale was a hilly 5km run.

The team was led by Chris Pratt (1:08:34), who finished sixth over all and second in his age group.

Aimee Stocker (1:19:58) was fourth woman home and first in her age group, Alistair Rudd (1:12:36) came 12th overall and first in his age group, and Mike Staines (1:20:22) was second in his age group.

They were supported by Alex Cobb and Tom Drew.