By Jonathan White
The North West Triathlon took place in Nantwich on Sunday 14th September 2014.
The event organised by UK Triathlon, had over 900 competitors taking part, entering either the Sprint, Super Sprint or the Fun race distance, or the Team Relay.
The Sprint involved a 500m swim, 20km cycle ride and 5km run; Super Sprint involved a 200m swim, 20km cycle ride and 2.5km run; and Fun involved a 200m swim, 20km cycle and 2.5km run.
The Team Relay involved a 500m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run with one competitor for each leg. The outdoor brine pool at Nantwich Swimming Pool was used for the swimming, roads in and around Nantwich for the cycling, with the running discipline taking place on the grass of the Barony Park in Nantwich.
There was a medal and an optional massage as a reward for finishing, along with the satisfaction of completing a demanding multiple-stage competition.
The Barony Park also featured refreshment stalls, the opportunity to buy an event photo, and a bouncy castle and slide for the children.
The competitors and the hundreds of spectators watching and cheering had warm weather all day.
Full results are available here: http://www.uktriathlon.co.uk/events/north-west-triathlon/#race-results