The Royal Windsor Triathlon raises the heat on the 2023 triathlon season
The historic streets of Windsor were bustling with excitement this morning as participants gathered to take part in the 2023 Royal Windsor Triathlon. Renowned for being fabulously British and with a legacy of over 30 previous editions, the event is solidified as one of the top days in the triathlon calendar.
Over 2000 people signed up to take part. From eager first timers taking on their very first triathlon to seasoned pros competing in our ‘Windsor Classic’ Sub 2hr30 wave, and with many raising vital funds for Macmillan Cancer Support, the Official Charity of the Royal Windsor Triathlon. The day had something for everyone and an incredible atmosphere.
The morning was uncharacteristically warm for this very British triathlon, but that didn’t stop the triathletes. Beginning bright and early with a River Thames Swim, followed by a scenic cycle around the Berkshire countryside, and finally finishing with a picturesque run in the shadow of Windsor Castle along the famous Long Walk.
At the finish line, participants collected their impressive finisher medal, before picking up a refreshing glass of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei and reuniting with friends and family for some fun, food and ‘British Street Party’ themed activities. Particularly fitting given that less than one month ago the Coronation Concert took place right around the corner. King Charles III himself even made an appearance (albeit in cardboard cutout form), adding a touch of royal charm to the event.
The Sprint Distance waves (750m swim, 22km bike, 5km run) kicked off the day with Adrian Toland storming through to take the fastest over the distance in the Open category wave in a time of 1:09:52. The fastest female over the distance was Isabella Shirley, who clocked an impressive time of 01:11:24.
In the Olympic distance (1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run), Oliver Teenan achieved the fastest time of the day in 2:05:02 taking part in the Open category with Connor Keeler and Jon Worcester following close behind in second and third. Anna Birrell stole the show in the female category with her speedy transitions and incredible endurance allowing her to claim victory in a time of 02:16:43, second place went to Chloe Scotchbrook in a time of 02:20:31 and Alice Sullivan took third place in 02:25:19.
Congratulations to all who took part and a massive thank you to all the volunteers, crew and many others who make this day possible. It was a remarkable display of both triathlon and community.
You can find a full list of today’s winners below.
FEMALE SPRINT WINNERS
- Isabella Shirley 01:11:24
- Charlotte Edge 01:23:32
- Jenny Pudney 01:23:37
OPEN SPRINT WINNERS
- Adrian Toland 01:09:52
- Hugo Donovan 01:11:11
- John Heaver 01:13:52
FEMALE OLYMPIC WINNERS
- Anna Birrell 02:16:43
- Chloe Scotchbrook 02:20:31
- Alice Sullivan 02:25:19
OPEN OLYMPIC WINNERS
- Oliver Teenan 02:05:02
- Connor Keeler 02:05:33
- Jon Worcester 02:08:47