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Hamble Aquathlon 24th April – CW Tristars
On a glorious sunny day at the Hamble Community Sports College, the first race of the South East Junior Series attracted the very best young talent from across the region.
It was fantastic to see the club represented by 13 junior athletes all in Club Hoodies, for many of whom it was the first time racing competitively.
The other more experienced Juniors were nervous as many found themselves in new age categories this year competing with children up to 2 years older.
The Tristar 1 race (9-10) started at 9.30am with Harry Carter, Adam Long, Rosie Sloane & Abbie Pillans showing great determination, the majority clearly enjoying their first competitive race.
Tristar 2 (11-12) followed with Owen Aldous and Benjamin Taylor, both putting in encouraging run legs.
An eventful Tristar 3 (13-14) race was represented by Sam and Jake Pillans, Jess Breach and Harry Leleu. The twins were subjected to swimming an additional 4 lengths as a result of an officials miscount, Jess was involved in a thrilling sprint finish having track an athlete for 3k, with Harry coming into transition in fourth place but managing to take second place overall with a superb run leg. ( equivalent 20minute 5K time)
The Youth event (15-16) saw Callum Aldous, Ross Reardon and Jake Sloane in a very high class field. Callum also had to swim an additional 2 lengths, coming back on the run to take fourth place. Ross and Jake were involved in their own private battle putting in some impressive running, Ross narrowly coming out on top with Jake even having time to play to the crowd with some Egyptian style running in the closing straight!
Parents, relatives and coaches played their part, with very loud encouragement from the sidelines and although only momentarily Aidy could almost not be heard!
Chichester Westgate Tristars represented the Club with great sportsmanship despite some very questionable swim length counting, it is encouraging to look forward to the next race, the first South East Series Junior Triathlon event on 9th May in Winchester.
Ellie, Aidy and Rob.
Members of CWTC who participated in this years Corporate Challenge celebrated their achievements with Pizza! The Westgate Tri Chicks managed great results with group A managing 3rd overall and Group B 6th. Group C missed the first run but, looking at their performances, would have been very close behind Group B.
For more information and full results please visit the Chichester Corporate Challenge website.
Westgate Tri Chicks A
|Westgate Tri Chicks B||Helen Stark
|Westgate Tri Chicks C||Hermione Apperly
The celebrations didn’t stop there. There was also a birthday, so happy birthday John!!