Wonderful edition of the 2017 Global textware NK Winter Triathlon

Even though winter 17157758_1353653364693692_5764356042391181185_oleft our country some time ago, a great many people were engaged in winter sports last Sunday in and around the Kardinge sports centre in Groningen. About 200 athletes participated in the Global textware NK Winter Triathlon. Despite the anticipated bad weather, it was actually a beautiful day to take part in sports.


The running, cycling, and skating rounds covered different distances and were completed in different age categories. In addition to the individual Quart Triathlon, there was also the relay Quart Triathlon, a Kids Triathlon, and a Youth Triathlon.


In the main part17157733_1353655594693469_9031470674693674796_o, the individual Quart Triathlon, the national title was won by Teun Sweere. With a time of 2 hours and 27 minutes, he ran 10 kilometres, cycled 46 kilometres, and skated 20 kilometres. For the women, Eline Lute-Kuin won the national title with a time of 2 hours and 44 minutes.


Raymund Prins of Global textware just missed reaching the podium in his age category 55+. With a time of 2 hours and 50 minutes, he was more than 2 minutes under the time he achieved last year. “I should be proud of this because I gave my all and trained hard for the event. The competition this year was stronger than last year. And it’s that simple… whoever is better deserves to win.”


As the main sponsor, Raymund is pleased to talk about the event: “I am very pleased with our sponsoring of the event because we are contributing to a wonderful activity in the city of Groningen. The participation of youth also safeguards the future of the triathlon as a sport”.





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