Children’s Duathlon Race Report

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May 272014
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

Open water swimming – in a word – lovely

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May 192014

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