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Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service - Preventing, Protecting, Responding

Triathlon Win for Newcastle Firefighter

18/05/11

Newcastle firefighter Jacqui Slack has triumphed as the winning female for a third year running in the National Emergency Services Triathlon Championships.

The event took place on Friday at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. Tri-athletes from emergency services all over the country took part in the race, which attracted over 200 competitors.
The race involved a 750m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run and Jacqui completed the course in just 01:03:03.
Jacqui, who regularly competes in triathlons worldwide, is currently taking a two year sabbatical from the Service to focus on her triathlon training. She has spent the past four months training in South Africa with world class athletes.
Stafford based firefighters Helen Hall and Justine Hall along with Stoke-on-Trent based Station Manager Ruth Watchorn-Rice also won the first female team category with a time of 01:14:20.
Other competitors from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service included; Andrew Cook, David Jones, Philip Gillingham, Paul Shaw and Robert Cunliffe.