GREATER Manchester Police used the Milltown to Moors Sprint Triathlon to host their own championships.
Sixteen GMP officers, including Oldham’s Supt Danny Inglis who was competing in his first triathlon, took part along with four from the West Yorkshire force.
Ric Sample stood out as the outstanding performer finishing in 1hr 8min.18 sec. A solid swim, seriously quick bike and a great run saw him finish 10th overall and a worthy winner of the inaugural GMP Championship.
Second place went to Martin Taylor who finished 18th overall in 1.12.05 with Saddleworth’s Mike Bundy third and 28th overall in 1.13.33.
Women officers Kate Kelly and Chrissie McMullen finished 17th and 22nd placed females.
Chrissie is a seasoned triathlete who was looking for a good solid race. But Kate came out on top finishing 17th female with Chrissie not far behind 22nd female.
Nick Lees was the winner of the men’s over-40s in 1.15.11 from Kev in 1.15.23.
Another local officer taking part was Damieon Hartley-Pickles, the neighbourhood bobby for St Mary’s.
Damieon, 47, is well known for his fundraising exploits for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice as he has run 45 half marathons for them dressed in uniform and pushing a wheelbarrow.