JN Sponsor European Triathlon Medallist

JN are proud to have sponsored Donald Brooks in the recent Triathlon long distance European championships.

The event held on Sunday the 13th September saw some-150 British Age-Group triathletes, alongside their European counterparts, battle harsh winds in Weymouth to take on the 2.4 mile sea swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile marathon, all in the hope of collecting an elusive European title.

Jeremy Vallance & Mark Hayman with Triathlete Donald Brooks

Jeremy Vallance & Mark Hayman with Triathlete Donald Brooks

With relatively clear skies, competitors entered Weymouth Bay’s calm waters at 7:05am to complete the two-lap swim course. Once out the water they immediately faced a rolling bike circuit passing through Dorset’s picturesque countryside, where the winds began to build. They then embarked on a testing final run leg; four out and back loops along the esplanade before finishing beside Weymouth Pavilion.

Donald with a strong swim in deteriorating conditions, was the first of his age group out of the water in an impressive time of 55.10, he managed to maintain this position throughout the 112 mile bike course, coming into transition for the run with a 10 minute lead over his age group counterparts. Donald hung onto this lead until the final stages of the race, claiming second place and the silver medal within his age group with a total time of 9:54:30.

A big congratulations to Donald from all at JN.