GB triathlete Ross from Louth wins triathlon event in hometown

Fastest man home was Louth man Ross McGregor, pictured with Amanda Bishop and Jason Randall of SBR Events who organised the day. Photo credit: MHL Photography.
Fastest man home was Louth man Ross McGregor, pictured with Amanda Bishop and Jason Randall of SBR Events who organised the day. Photo credit: MHL Photography.
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Louth played host to a successful triathlon event on Sunday with GB triathlete Ross McGregor picking up the win in his hometown.

The event was organised by SBR Events and saw 139 people take part in the first event of its kind to hit the town for a number of years.

Trophies were awarded to the fastest man and woman with Louth’s GB triathlete Ross McGregor, 26, currently ranked 12th in the world coming in first in one hour, four minutes and 22 seconds and the fastest woman to cross the line was Ruth Wilson, with a time of one hour, 16 minutes and 26 seconds.

Amanda Bishop from SBR Events said: “It was an absolutely fantastic day and we have received some amazing feedback. Plus the weather was great for beginners.

“The amount of spectators that turned out was great and we had 35 marshals helping out. We’re now really excited to bring the event back to Louth next year.”

Despite his many victories and competing across the world, winning in his home town was extra special for Ross.

He added: “It meant an awful lot just to be around to witness the inaugural event in the town, let alone become the first winner of the event, and in some ways I actually found more pressure on myself with the race being in front of so many friends, family and acquaintances. It was a great feeling.

“It was fantastic to see that the event attracted so many people and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank my sponsors the Lindum Group, Louth Cycle Centre and Jazz Apples, without whom I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have.”