Young Christie is rising star

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THE final event of the Borders Sport and Leisure Trust 2011 Triathlon Series was held at Eyemouth Leisure Centre and yet again proved hugely successful with more than 160 competitors fighting it out for their place on the leader board.

The event saw some outstanding performances, notably from Andrew Christie of Edinburgh, who took top male position, despite still being a junior, with an incredible overall time of one hour, five minutes and 20 seconds, a good five minutes clear of the rest of the field.

The Come & Tri distance was won by Philippa Chambers of Linlithgow in 35.35, closely followed by Brian Yeats of Selkirk in 37.12.

One of the most outstanding performances of the day came from Eyemouth’s Joyce Mark who was first overall female, first female super vet and seventh overall in 1.17.35.

Lynne Lauder, Borders Sport and Leisure Trust activities officer, said: “Yet again Eyemouth has provided us with an ideal setting for the series finale. The popularity of the series, and triathlons in general, keeps on growing. It’s so encouraging to see such interest in the Come & Tri event, which provides newcomers with an opportunity to try out the sport for the first time.”

Results

Come & Tri: Female, Philippa Chambers; Male, Brian Yeats.

Triathlon Male: 1, Andrew Christie (and first junior); 2, Greg Chambers; 3, Adam Fletcher (and first male veteran).

Triathlon Female: 1, J. Mark (and 1st female super veteran); 2, Jen Barker; 3, Jane Holmes (first female veteran).

Male Super Veteran: John Christie.

Male Vintage: John Haldane.

Female Junior: Susannah Oliver.