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Rugby's Junior Triathletes shine at Southam Junior Triathlon

Ben Tyler 30th Apr, 2019

RUGBY Junior Triathlon Club opened their season in style with the Southam Junior Triathlon on Sunday.

21 of the club’s junior triathletes took on the course, which consisted of a swim in the Southam Leisure Centre pool, proceeded by a cycle and then a run around Southam College playing fields – with varying distances in place for each age group.

Chilly temperatures greeted the triathletes, but they fought on to record impressive results at the event.

In the eight-year olds event – consisting of a 50m swim, followed by an 800m bike ride and a 500m run, Jacob Hayward led the way for Rugby, coming in ninth with a time of 10:11, whilst Finlay Heywood came home in the following place with a 10:52 time.

Ruby Daly’s 12:16 time was enough to earn her 12th place as the other Rugby representative in the youngest category.

In the nine-to-ten years category, which required a 150m swim, a 1600m bike ride and a 1000m run, Layla Rose finished eighth (17:46), followed by William Stiles in 14th (18:31), Holly Allen in 15th (18:33), and Niamh Daly in 21st (19:48) – who all finished below the 20 minute mark.

Sebastian Tobin (26th, 21:57), Edith Heywood (28th, 22:12), Alex Stainton (29th, 23:16) and Aaron Morris (31st, 25:19) completed the rest of the entrants.

The 11-12 years event took place over the course of a 200m swim, followed by a 3200m bike ride and 2000m run.

Emily Hayward finished 11th (28:20), closely followed by Scarlett Sanders in 14th (29:15) and Georgia Stiles in 16th (29:57) all finished inside 30 minutes.

George Morris (20th, 31:34), Erin Beasley (27th, 34:39), Rebecca Exelby (30th, 37:04) and Madison Bailey (32nd, 38:53) were the other Rugby triathletes to finish.

In the final event in the 13-14 years category, Luke Broomhead finished 13th (41:24), Lucas Coates came 14th (42:03) and Harrison Bailey was 15th (44:11), after taking on a 300m swim, followed by a 4000m bike ride and 3000m run.

To find out more information about the club’s adult and junior sections, visit www.rugbytriathlon.org.uk

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