Bumper field chase results in hot con­test

North West Telegraph - - Telegraph Sport - Tay­lar Amonini

Ath­letes of all skill lev­els and ages raced to Gratwick Aquatic Cen­tre last Satur­day to try their luck in Hed­land’s latest triathlon.

The event, hosted by Hed­land Tri Sports, at­tracted 15 com­peti­tors who lim­bered up bright and early to beat the heat in the latest round of swim­ming, cy­cling and run­ning.

Nine young­sters com­peted in the chil­dren’s di­vi­sion, in which they swam 100m, cy­cled 3km and ran 1km.

Com­ing out on top was Trae Peters with an over­all time of 21min.36sec., fol­lowed closely by Emma Sch­mich in 23:18 and Char­lie Sch­mich in 25:16.

In the adults’ su­per sprint, which con­sisted of a 300m swim, a 10km bike ride, and a 3km run, David Smith reigned supreme, fin­ish­ing with an over­all time of 46:31, 3:56 ahead of Kirsty Kubala.

Hed­land Tri Sports sec­re­tary Han­nah Cas­tle­dine said it was an ex­cel­lent turnout.

“It’s good to see some new faces as well as some old faces who’ve been com­ing for a while and get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter times — it def­i­nitely en­cour­ages kids to keep com­ing back and top their per­sonal bests,” she said. “I think triathlons are a very unique sport that re­quires a lot of dif­fer­ent skills, so it’s good to put your­self to the test and see what you can do.”

Ms Cas­tle­dine said she en­cour­aged chil­dren and adults to come down and join in on the fun morn­ings. The next and fi­nal triathlon will be the RSL Port Hed­land Triathlon on Novem­ber 21.

To get in­volved, res­i­dents can fol­low Hed­land Tri Sports on Facebook or email hed­landtri sports@hot­mail.com.

Pic­ture: Tay­lar Amonini

Rhys Ed­monds, 5.

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