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