Great event for juniors

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Over 60 youngsters competed fiercely in the Rugby Junior Triathlon Club race on Sunday at Rugby School Sports Centre, with competitors in all age groups battling hard.

“The Club has grown massively this year,” said Junior Club Chairman John Austin, “and this race was a great way to give many of our newer members the opportunity to experience their first ever triathlon. They all seemed to love it!”

The results from each age group were:

Pre Tri Start (swim 50m, bike 640m, run 600m): 1 Ruben Snelson 08:47, 2 Nathan Gray 09:39, 3 Matthew McQuillan 13:59, Evie-Louise Fereday. (1st) 10:59

Tri Start (8 years): (swim 50m, bike 640m, run 600m): 1 Charlie Glover 08:47, 2 Lewis Gray 10:00, 3 Michael Channing 10:15.

Tri Start: 1 Ella-Mae Fereday 9:05; 2 Lucy Sainsbury 9:15; 3 Jess McKenzie 9:57.

Tri Star 1 (9/10 years): (swim 150m, bike 1920m, run 1200m): 1 Harry Andrews 15:00, 2 Skip Snelson 15:23, 3 Keiron Speechly 17:06

Tri Star 1: 1 Abbie Wootton 18:23, 2 Alice Day 19:38, 3 Emily Goodwin 20:50.

Tri Star 2 (11/12 years) (swim 200m, bike 3860m, run 1800m): 1 Rhys James 24:39, 2 Charlie McGowan 28:03, 3 Owen Taplin 28:49.

Tri Star 2: 1 Holly Glover 32:04, 2 Emma Broadhurst 33:29.

Tri Star 3 (13/14 years) (swim 300m, bike 5760m, run 2400m): 1 Josh Wilson 33:01, 2 Josh Whitington 333:26, 3 Harry Machin 36:49.

Tri Star 3: 1 Georgia Austin 36:59, 2 Francesca Austin 41:23.

Youth (15 years): (swim 400m, bike 5760m, run 3000m): 1 Emily Childs 1:05:53.

The race was supported by not only many junior and senior club members and parents but also by local businesses: Webb Ellis, Zoot, ASDA, Sainsbury, Thorntons Cycles, Paddox Cycles, The Entertainer, The Hunstman, Cinnamon Lounge, The Bell Pub, Perry Appleton Insurance Services, Timpsons, Cineworld, Super Bowl, Leisure Lakes of Daventry, Decathlon, Eat Natural and Muc-Off.

“Our supporters have been invaluable in helping us provide great goody bags for each entrant, the medals and trophies and as well as some magnificent raffle prizes. Their involvement really ‘made’ the event,” concluded Mr Austin.