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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A team of three Archant employees succeeded at the Norwich Triathlon this weekend winning two categories in the relay event.
The relay of swimming, cycling and running events was completed by Isobel Robson, Sally Withey and Daren Francis at Whitlingham Country Park in Norwich. The 1500m swim was completed by Ms Robson in the lake at Whitlingham. while Ms Withey cycled 39k and Mr Francis ran 11k.
The Archant Angels team were one of 75 competing in the event – a large rise on last year’s numbers.
The Archant team won both the business and open categories for mixed teams and came second overall. Ms Withey, 43, a production editor at Norfolk Magazine, said: “I was talking with one of my colleagues and suggested we did the triathlon. Isobel is a very good swimmer so we thought we would give it a try.”
Mr Francis, 37, a sub-editor at the EDP and Evening News, said: “I do quite a bit of running so I really enjoyed it. I knew Isobel was a strong swimmer and Sally was quick on the bike, but we never expected to do as well as we did.”