TRIATHLON: Junior club celebrates 10th anniversary

Youngsters on the Tri Start run for eight-year-olds  PICTURES BY ROY BROOMHEAD
Youngsters on the Tri Start run for eight-year-olds PICTURES BY ROY BROOMHEAD

Fun day and party marks first decade

Rugby Junior Triathlon Club celebrated their 10th anniversary this month with a fun day for all its members at Rugby School Sports Centre.

Young triathletes aged 13-14 enjoying the Tri Star 3 run

Young triathletes aged 13-14 enjoying the Tri Star 3 run

Local children, between the ages of 8 and 16, took part in the event consisting of a series of races or time trials in each of the three triathlon disciplines.

Juniors competed in distances according to their age groups in swimming, cycling and running

A party for the juniors and their families followed the session where they also voted in the new club committee members for the up-coming year.

The juniors’ first ever official training day was set up by the adult section of the club 10 years ago, on September 10, 2006.

The Tri-Star 1 cycling event for 9-10 year olds

The Tri-Star 1 cycling event for 9-10 year olds

Ian Payne, one of the founding members of the Junior Club and Level 2 Coach for Rugby Triathlon Club said: “The Club has supported a large number of young athletes over the past 10 years and it’s with thanks to the many coaches, volunteers and sponsors that have enabled and contributed to its ongoing success.”

All sessions are run in accordance with British Triathlon’s guidance on the training and development of young athletes and geared towards improving skills, techniques and fitness levels.

If your child is a budding Brownlee or a novice Non Stanford and is interested in joining Rugby Junior Triathlon Club, the only basic requirements are they can swim 50 metres unaided and have access to a roadworthy cycle.

More information about the club’s adult and junior sections can be found at www.rugbytriathlon.org.uk