AQUATHON: Success for youngsters at Southam

Jake Louis, Jake Hough and Emma Dredge at Southam Aquathon
Jake Louis, Jake Hough and Emma Dredge at Southam Aquathon

Rugby Triathlon Club

Rugby Juniors successfully represented their triathlon club at the second of this year’s Southam Kids Aquathlons last Saturday.

It was a miserable, wet day but the inclement weather didn’t stop them racing hard and fast. An aquathlon consists of a followed by a run.

It was an exciting day and the club saw two podium finishes; Jake Hough taking first place in the Tri Star 2 race and Jake Louis narrowly missing 1st place for 2nd in the Tri Star 3. Each of the Rugby Junior athletes beat their personal best from earlier in the year.

Results: Tri Star 1 (9-10 Years, 150m swim/1000m run): 9th Zoe Dredge, 10:15.

Tri Star 2 (11-12 Years, 250m swim/1500m run): 1st Jake Hough, 12:16.

Tri Star 3 (13-14 Years, 400m swim/3000m run): 2nd Jake Louis, 20:48.

The following week saw two young athletes compete in the Nottingham Tri Star and Youth Triathlon.

Emily Hayward took part in her first ever triathlon alongside friend and team-mate Scarlet Sanders who’s calming influence helped ease her into what was a large and challenging event.

Results: Tri Star 1 (9-10 Years): 61st Scarlet Sanders, 23:09; 93rd Emily Howard, 30:17

Rugby Junior Triathlon Club was established in September 2006 and is now celebrating 10 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