RUGBY’s Junior athletes successfully represented their club at the second of this year’s Southam Kid’s Aquathlons earlier this month.
Miserable, wet conditions met participants in Southam on September 3 but that did not stop entrants racing hard and fast for the swim and run.
It was an exciting day for Rugby who celebrated two podium finishes after Jake Hough took first place in the Tri Star 2 race after finishing in a time of 12 minutes and 16 seconds, which was a new personal best.
Jake Louis also produced a new PB after narrowly finishing as runner-up in the Tri Star 3 in a time of 20 minutes and 48 seconds while Zoe Dredge (10.15) finished ninth in the Tri Star 1 category.
The following week saw Emily Hayward and team mate Scarlet Sanders compete in the Nottingham Tri Star and Youth Triathlon.
It was Emily’s first ever triathlon but close friend Scarlet was a calming influence and helped ease her into what was a large and challenging event.
Both entered the Tri Star 1 event, which consisted of a 150m swim followed by a 1000m run and it was Scarlet who crossed the finish line first in 23.09 to take 61st position overall, while Emily came 93rd in 30.17.
Rugby Junior Triathlon Club was established in September 2006 and is now celebrating ten years of being part of the community and helping young people develop their skills in swimming, cycling and running.
More information about the club’s adult and junior sections can be found at www.rugbytriathlon.org.uk.