Cate debuts in GB colours for Spanish triathlon

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A teacher from Wardlow has represented Great Britain for the first time in the European Championships Half Challenge (Middle Distance)Barcelona~Maresme triathlon in Calella, Spain

Cate Read, 43, who teaches science at Hasland Hall Community School in Chesterfield, has been training for and competing in triathlons for just three years.

She achieved 11th place in her age group of international athletes and was the third woman out of the sea in the swimming segment from an entry of around 100 female internationals, covering the 1.9 kms in 31 minutes and three seconds.

Cate (pictured below) completed the Half Challenge distance of 112.9 km, which includes a 1.9 km swim a 90 km bike and a 21km run, in six hours, 27 minutes and 27 seconds.