Staffordshire firefighter Jacqui Slack has triumphed as the winning female for a third year running in the National Emergency Services Triathlon Championships. The event took place on May 13 at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham. Tri-athletes from emergency services all over the country took part in the race, which attracted over 200 competitors. The overall winners were the police. The race involved a 750m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run and Jacqui completed the course in just 01:03:03.  

Jacqui, who regularly competes in triathlons worldwide, is currently taking a two year sabbatical from the service to focus on her triathlon training. She has spent the past four months training in South Africa with world class athletes.  

Jacqui Slack said: "I'm thrilled to win this race for a third year running. I really enjoyed the race, there was a great atmosphere and hopefully it had set me in good stead for my busy season ahead." 

The service also won the female team category with Station Manager Ruth Watchorn-Rice and firefighters Helen Hall and Justine Hall completing the course in 01:14:20.   Other competitors from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service included; Andrew Cook, David Jones, Philip Gillingham, Paul Shaw and Robert Cunliffe. 


Posted: 11.32am, 31.05.11