TRI-ATHLETE Jack Hindle will be jetting off to Spain – in the wake of becoming Britain’s under 20s National Triathlon Champion this week.
"I am really happy to be the National U20 standard distance champion," Jack told me – ahead of boarding a flight to Alicante-Elche airport.
Lancashire star Jack is visiting his granddad John Hindle, who lives in Los Montesinos, Alicante, for a summer break.
Jack, a member of Blackburn Harriers, competed in the Deva Triathlon at Chester. In the standard distance 1500m swim Jack returned at time of 19:09; in the 40km Bike race clocked 1:02:30, and in the 10km run returned at time of 36:57, finishing in a total time of 2:02:30.
Jack won first place in the age group 17-18 – and first in the U20s National Triathlon Championships.
And Jack, who finished 20th overall – out of 1100 competitors – said: "Thanks to all the lads that I train with – and the help and support they give.
"Also a special mention to Brian Fogarty, Paul Guinan and George S Davies for the huge guidance – plus my mum and dad for everything!"
And Jack’s granddad, John Hindle, who resides on La Herrada, Los Montesinos, said: "Well done Jack – I am so proud of you!
"I am ‘chuffed to punch!’, I am. All his hard work is paying off now."
Jack, who will be relaxing away from his racing schedule for a few weeks in Spain, said: "I fly back to England on July 4 – due to racing commitments,"
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