May 17 2012 by Uche Amako, Harrow Observer
THE 13th annual Hatch End-Harrow triathlon raised about £1,500 for St Luke’s Hospice.
Organised by the Jetstream Triathlon club, more than 500 people, including 81-year-old competitor Ron Purdy, took part in the event to raise money for the Kenton-based hospice.
Patrick Brown, 35, of the Met Police Triathletes, won the men’s competition in 47 minutes.
Collette O’Neill, of Hillingdon Triathletes, won the women’s event in 53 minutes and Ravi Raja, from Harrow, was the youngest winner of the competition, which features swimming, cycling and running.
A team of 12 French triathletes from Harrow’s twin town of Douai also took part.
Half of the participants were from Harrow and the surrounding area and 38 family groups entered, including the Carroll family from Hatch End – Alison and Peter and their two daughters, Ellie and Stacey.
Simon Chaplin, from main sponsor Chaplins Furniture Shop, in Hatch End, presented the adult prizes alongside race organiser Neil Procter.