25 May ESSEX COMPETITORS IN TRIATHLON CHALLENGE FOR WATERAID
by Dan Bryans
Essex-based competitors bagged the main titles and recorded record times at the fourth annual Essex & Suffolk Water organised Triathlon for WaterAid held at Hanningfield Reservoir.
The event raised more than £8,500 for WaterAid’s vital work helping to bring clean drinking water, safe sanitation and hygiene education to people around the world.
Colin Lewin, 50, from Hatfield Peverel, finished first in the Olympic-distance with a time of 1 hour 58 minutes and 8 seconds and David Pennington, 29, from Hullbridge took first place in the Sprint distance with a time of 1 hour 10 minutes and 35 seconds. Lewin’s time was nearly 9 minutes faster than last year’s winner.
Emma Stevens, 27, from Little Waltham, was the first lady back in the Olympic distance event and Anna Mills was first back for the Sprint distance race. Stevens was nearly 8 minutes faster than the previous winner for her category in 2016.
Event organiser and Essex & Suffolk Water’s Performance and Process Support Manager, Craig Holliday said: “The support for WaterAid means that the charity will be able to continue working with those communities around the world that don’t have access to safe drinking water and sanitation