The children’s Duathlon results can be found here. Well done to all athletes.
Worcester Triathlon Club held its annual Children's Duathlon race at the University of Worcester on Sunday 25th May-it was the eighth year of running the event. Weather was ideal with no rain, little wind and a pleasant temperature. The race takes place on the University campus so there is no problems with traffic. Running takes place on the Astroturf pitches and the biking on the twisty campus roads. Five separate races take place that cater for ages from 8 to 16 years and distances vary from a 400m run, 1.5km bike, 200m run for 8 year olds to a 2.5k run,8k bike and 1.25k bike for 16 year olds. Over 80 children competed and they came from many parts of the West Midlands. Race Director Les Bailey was very satisfied with the race and thanked all marshals for their work before, during and after the race and to the Uni for allowing the use of their facilities. The overall winners of each category were; Tri Start 8years; Girl --1st Grace Styler Evesham Vale Tri 2nd Chloe Aris Worcester Tri 3rd Lauren Coward Chippenham Tri Tristar 1 9-10years Girl--1st Maddie Hammond Stafford Tri 2nd Holly Styler Evesham Vale Tri 3rd Abigail Lowe Oldbury Tri Boy--1st Luke Talbot Ivanhoe Robins 2nd Chris Jones Oldbury Tri 3rd Ewan Mayson Tristar 2 11-12years Girl--1st Laura Walford Wrekin Tri 2nd Ellie Willis Black Country Tri 3rd Emma Holwill Wrekin Tri Boy--1st Sam Holwill Wrekin Tri 2nd Rowan Love Stratford AC 3rd Ben Harle Worcester Tri Tristar 3 13-14years Girl--1st Casarena Ferreira Black Country Tri 2nd Eleanor Tarring Evesham Vale Tri 3rd Emelia Reynolds Black Country Tri Boy--!st Daniel Wilkinson Stratford Sharks 2nd William Parry 3rd Reece Ashfield Black Country Tri Youth 16-16years Girl--1st Annie Cox Stratford 2nd Emily Burton Evesham Boy--1st Oliver Morgan 2nd Tom Perry Stratford Sharks 3rd Aden Machin Rugby Tri Worcester triathlon members that competed were:
Oscar Vickers-- Tristar 1 Tom Charles-- Tristar 2 Ruby Taylor-- Tristar 2 Alice Raine-- Tristar 2 Jack Raine-- Tristar 3 James Sheldon-- Tristar 3 William Ruane-- Tristar 3
We are getting some great feedback on the lake this year. The water is far clearer than before and we can see the bottom at 6 foot+. Temperature on Saturday morning was 18c+ and we had a great turnout and even enough hot water for shower at 9am.
As always lots of positive comments on the friendly staff and great facilities as well as the on water safety.
The cake, tea and hot chocolate stand on a Saturday run by Helen Jubb (and Mum and Dad) is doing really well and we have lots of great club helpers who keep turing out to help out including Wilf Jenkins – cheers Wilf.
Lots of new swimmers and glad to say we have been able to get all sorts of people swimming. From our own Matt Thomas ( responsible for pushing the tempo in the college swim fast lane over the last few months) to complete first timers. All enjoying the experience and trying it out safely.
We have had our first junior member borrowing a club wetsuit which worked well and now the water is warming up it would be good to see more of our Juniors coming along for a session.
All in all, a great start to the 2014 and thanks to all the club members too numerous to mention, who have made this happen to date. Roll on the next few months