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.