Fifth St Albans Festival of Sport yet another resounding success

The fifth running of the St Albans Festival of Sport was hailed as the biggest and best yet. Picture

The fifth running of the St Albans Festival of Sport was hailed as the biggest and best yet. Picture: NEW PIXELS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Almost a thousand people took part in various events as the St Albans Festival of Sport was hailed a resounding success.

The fifth running of the St Albans Festival of Sport was hailed as the biggest and best yet. Picture

The fifth running of the St Albans Festival of Sport was hailed as the biggest and best yet. Picture: NEW PIXELS PHOTOGRAPHY - Credit: Archant

Held around Westminster Lodge and Verulamium Park athletes of all ages competed in triathlons, duathlons and aquathlons with children getting involved with a Scootathon.

Mother and daughter triathlon competitors, Elizabeth and Emi Grover, said: "It was a well-organised fun event with lots of different people taking part. Triathlon is for everybody, not just the elite."

Lesley Garner, general manager at Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, said: "We are pleased that the Festival of Sport continues to support and encourage participation in sport in St Albans and across Hertfordshire."

Gifty Enright, director of organisers Hercules Events added: "Residents came out to watch elite and amateur athletes and to cheer on family and friends.

"We were particularly delighted that so many children took part."

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