Congratulations to club junior Jodie Ruane who has been selected to represent the West Midlands at the National Inter-Regional Championships. Jodie only started triathlon last year but has had a very successful year including first place finishes at Sandwell Aquathlon, Wrekin College Aquathlon, Warwick Children’s Triathlon and Barton Marina Triathlon. Jodie competes in the TS2 category (11 – 12 year olds) and we wish her the best of luck for the competition in September.
The 2012 West Midlands Children’s Aquathlon and Triathlon Series awards took place on Sunday evening at the West Midlands Water-ski Centre near Tamworth – and there was success for Worcester Triathlon Club Juniors with Nixie Turner winning both TS3 Girls’ (13/14yrs) series and Helen Jubb coming second in the triathlon series.
In the aquathlon (swim / run) series Turner swept the board with wins in the Black Country, Warwick, Warwickshire and Wrekin aquathlons to give her a maximum 20,000 points with the best two results counting. Jubb finished fourth in the series on 18,521 points with fellow club members Jordan Prust and Rachel Powell finishing 11th and 12th.
In the triathlon series the best three scores from five events counted and Turner again swept the board with wins at the Worcester Duathlon, the Black Country Triathlon, and the Paul Weston Memorial Triathlon at Birmingham University giving her a maximum 30,000 points. Jubb won the final, open-water event at Rugby to give her second place overall on 29,362 points. Prust and Powell also competed in the triathlon series finishing 9th and 10th respectively.
Duncan Jenkins, Chairman of Worcester Triathlon Club said: ‘It’s a great achievement for Nixie to win both the West Midlands TS3 series this year and congratulations must also go to Helen, Jordan and Rachel for their results. Overall in the children’s series, across all age groups, Worcester Tri Club came sixth out of all the West Midlands clubs, which is a fantastic result considering that we are one of the smaller clubs.’
Worcester Triathlon Club juniors train at Top Barn Activity Centre on a Saturday morning. Contact Henry Walker – firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Budding young triathletes from across the West Midlands flocked to Worcester University on Sunday to take part in Worcester Triathlon Club’s annual Children’s Duathlon (run-cycle-run) at Worcester University, the first event of the 2012 West Midlands Children’s triathlon series.
On a gloriously sunny day, the youngest competitors in the Tri-Start category (7/8 years) battled it out over a 3.1km (400m run / 1.5k cycle / 200m run) course and Ella-Mae Fereday of Rugby Tri Club won the girls’ event in 8 mins 40 secs with Harry Cockcroft (unattached) leading the boys home in an impressive 6:16.
Tri-Star 1 (9/10 years) competitors completed a 1.2km run followed by a 4km cycle and a final 400m run. Jade Phillips of Oswestry Olympians won the girls’ event in 14:40 with Skip Snelson of Rugby Tri Club leading the boys home in 13:00. Worcester tri Club’s Tom Charles and Brad Law finished 7th and 11th.
In a strong girls’ Tri-Star 2 (11/12 years) line-up Ellie Russell of Wrekin College Tri Club took the honours for the second year running, improving on last year’s time by almost a minute with a time of 17:49 over the 1.6km run / 6km cycle / 600m run course. Worcester Tri Club’s Lucy Baxter in her first competitive event came 9th. Daniel Wilkinson of Stratford Sharks comfortably won the boys’ event in 16:48 with Jack Raine giving Worcester Tri club’s boys their best result of the morning by finishing third in 18:39 with team-mate James Sheldon coming 10th.
Tri-Star 3 competitors (13/14) faced a 2km run / 8km cycle / 800m run course and Worcester Tri Club’s Nixie Turner, who has already won the 2012 West Midlands Aquathlon (swim / run) series with four wins out of four, got her triathlon campaign off to a perfect start with victory in 21:42. Worcester Athletic Club member Maia Hawkins was second in 22:09 and Worcester Tri Club’s Helen Jubb made it a local clean sweep by, for the second year running, putting in a strong finish to come in third by one second in 22:20. Team mates Jordan Prust, Rachel Powell and Meg Baxter (like sister Lucy also competing for the first time) followed one another home in 10th,11th and 12th with Emma Law 16th. The boys were led home by the impressive Joel Roura of Wrekin College Tri Club in 19:35, Ethan Hunter of Worcester Tri Club coming in 10th
Congratulations to Tom Charles, Grandson of club stalwart Les Bailey, who competed in his first aquathlon today. Competing in Tri Star 1, (u11) against many older boys, Tom finished in 13th place in a respectable 10:18 in the 100m swim / 1.2k run event. Definitely a star of the future!
Meanwhile the TS3 girls were out in force again with Nixie Turner completing her second win on the trot in 10:53 (200m swim / 1.8k run). This gives her an unassailable 20,000 points in the West Midlands 2012 Aquathlon Series with only two further events remaining and the best two out of four scores counting.
Helen Jubb made it a one-two for Worcester Tri Club Juniors in 11:53, putting her second overall in the series on 18,521 points.
Also competing again were Rachel Powell (15th in 13:41) followed closely by Jordan Prust (16th in 13:42). Jordan and Rachel currently lie 11th and 12th respectively in the series.
The next event in the series is the Wrekin College Aquathlon on 20 May.
It was a great start for Worcester Triathlon Club’s junior girls at the first event in the West Midlands Children’s Aquathlon series at Wombourne Leisure Centre on Saturday. Competing in the TS3 (13/14 years) age group Nixie Turner won the 300 metre swim / 3km run event, her time of 17:39 beating all but one of the boys. Third place went to Helen Jubb in 18:51, with Jordan Prust and Rachel Powell coming in 13th and 14th.
The next event in the series is the Warwick Aquathlon on 15 April.
The series will be decided from the best two scores from four events so with a maximum 10,000 points for her win already in the bag Turner is already well placed. The girls will also be competing in the West Midlands Triathlon Series which starts on 27 May with the Worcester Duathlon (run/bike/run) at Worcester University and which will be decided on the best three scores from five events.
Well done to all four girls for taking part and representing the club at this event.
Worcester Triathlon Club held it’s annual Children’s Duathlon (run-cycle-run) at Worcester University on Sunday, part of the West Midlands Children’s triathlon series.
The youngest competitors in the Tri-Start category battled it out over a 3km course and Erin Staite of Lichfield City Cycling Club won the female event in seven minutes 29 seconds with Worcester Triathlon Club’s Tom Charles leading the boys home in 7:39.
Tri-Star 1 competitors completed 1.2km run followed by a 4km cycle and a final 400m run. Molly Shermer of Cannock Phoenix won the girls’ event in 14:22 with William Staite emulating his sister’s earlier success in the boys’ event in 13:32.
In Tri-Star 2 Ellie Russell of Oswestry Olympians completed the 1.6km run / 6km cycle / 600m run in 18:46 Worcester’s Ella Crowley finishing seventh. Lichfield CCC’s Harry Yates led the boys home in 17:20 with Worcester’s Jack Raine, Ethan Hunter, Jacob Withington and James Sheldon finishing 10th, 11th, 14th and 15th respectively.
Tri-Star 3 competitors faced a 2km run / 8km cycle / 800m course and in a strong girls’ field West Midlands Triathlon Academy members Sian Rainsley and Megan McDonald dominated finishing in 20:45 and 21:19 respectively. In a close tussle for third place Worcester girls Helen Jubb and Nixie Turner finished in 21:48 and 21:50 with Jubb passing Turner in the final 100 metres. Worcester’s Jordan Prust and Rachel Powell both competed well but sadly both were disqualified for not completing the correct number of cycle laps. Finn Barnes of Cambridge Triathlon Club led the boys home in 21:32.
A final success for Worcester came in the Youth section with a win for Henry Ward.
Promising Start for Young Triathletes
The 2011 West Midlands aquathlon (swim / run) series is now under way with the first two of the six-race series completed. Worcester Triathlon Club members Helen Jubb and Nixie Turner are both competing in the girls’ under-13 Tristar 3 competition. In the first race at Wombourne on 26 March Jubb notched up an impressive third place in a strong field with a time of 16 minutes 43 seconds for the 300 metre swim and three kilometre run, less than a minute behind winner Megan MacDonald of Coventry. Turner was close behind in fourth place in a time of 17 minutes 11 seconds.
Turner then came home in fist place in the second race of the series on Sunday at Oswestry in a time of 13 minutes 42 seconds in this 300 metre swim / 2.4 kilometre run race, well ahead of second place Alice Collier of Solihull and Small Heath AC (14:14), with Jubb unable to compete on this occasion. With 10,000 points awarded for a win, Turner now leads the series overall with a total of 19,214 points. There are four more races to go with each athlete’s best three scores counting towards the final result.