Batesville Parks and Rec holds inaugural indoor triathlon

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Close to 40 participants took part in the inaugural “Swim Bike Run” indoor triathlon at the Batesville Community Center, Saturday, Sept. 22. The triathlon consisted of a 200-yard swim, 6-mile bike, and 1.5-mile running portion. The City of Batesville Parks and Recreation Department noted another 80 volunteers and spectators helped with the event.

Triathletes from as far as Little Rock competed in the triathlon while over 15 participants would call it their very first triathlon, reps from the department noted.

Awards were given to the top two male and female participants in each of the following age groups 14&U, 15-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55+. Along with top three male and top three female overall (listed below).

Overall Female First

Kate Gunter 35:42:00

Overall Female Second

Brandie Cannady 37:20:00

Overall Female Third

Melody Fitterling 39:00:00

Overall Male First

Tony Hammack 31:30:00

Overall Male Second

Stephen Gadberry 31:38:00

Overall Male Third

Nathan Hernandez 34:25:00

Female Indoor Tri-AthalonThe top three female participants in the Batesville Parks and Recreation Department’s “Swim Bike Run” indoor triathlon. Pictured (from left) Brandie Cannady (second place); Kate Gunter (first place); and Melody Fitterling (third place). / Image submitted
Male-Indoor-Tri-Athalon.jpgThe top three male participants in the Batesville Parks and Recreation Department’s “Swim Bike Run” indoor triathlon. Pictured (from left) Stephen Gadberry (second place); Tony Hammack (first place); and Nathan Hernandez. (third place). / Image submitted

 

 

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