TRIATHLON: Sleaford juniors challenge in duathlon

Tri3 Sleaford Triathlon Club junior William, Keighley, Ewan, Jack and Megan pictured at Prestwold Duathlon.
Tri3 Sleaford Triathlon Club junior William, Keighley, Ewan, Jack and Megan pictured at Prestwold Duathlon.

Ten juniors from Tri3 Sleaford Triathlon Club competed at the Prestwold Junior Duathlon on Sunday.

They represented their club in four age-categories from TriStar Start (age eight) to TriStar 3 (age 13-14) and completed a run/bike/run course.

All competitors were there early for a full briefing before going off in waves to produce some fantastic from both boys and girls who have been training hard and practising their transitions from run to bike and bike to run.

One of the club’s youngest competitors, Josh, achieved a fantastic second place in the TriStar Start category.

Many of the parents, there to cheer them on, are themselves members of Tri3 Sleaford and were very proud of the effort shown by all the juniors, some of whom were racing for the first time.

Another of the club’s juniors, Olivia, was not at Prestwold, but took part in her very first event at the Glebe House Triathlon at Hunstanton.

The club’s senior triathletes had a busy weekend too with participation in the Lincoln Sportive and Lincoln Time-trial. The club was also represented at the Glebe House Sprint Triathlon, Skegness Sprint Triathlon, the Drycote Water Half Marathon and the Dukeries Ultra 40-mile run event in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

With the race season now in full swing, the club has many events coming up for both juniors and seniors including its own Aquathons which start on Monday at Sleaford Leisure Centre and are open to all.

For more information,find Tri3 Sleaford Triathlon Club on Facebook.