Young triath­letes make their com­pe­ti­tion de­buts

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

NEARLY 200 young peo­ple from the ages of eight to 16 took part in the Chiltern Ju­nior Triathlon, many for the first time at the triathlon dis­ci­pline.

On a fine Sun­day morn­ing, 23 eight-year-olds started the event with their race.

Based at Che­sham Leisure Cen­tre for the swim, and then out onto Che­sham Gram­mar school’s play­ing fields for the bike and run, first in the eight-year-old boys was Arthur Martin in 7.01 min­utes. The girls race saw a win for Is­abella Sed­don in 8.11.

In the next race, TriS­tar1 (9/10) saw a win for Dy­lan Fuller in 6.29 and Maria McMullen in 6.34.

Mov­ing up an age group, TS2 (11/12) saw a win for Isaac Jes­sopTran­ter in 10.43 and a dead heat in sec­ond place for Max­imil­lian Bax­ter and Scott Gilder­sleve in 11.03.

Francesca Bax­ter won in 10.45 to re­tain her ti­tle from last year in a slightly quicker time, she was part of the ‘ Gor­geous Girls’ win­ning team along with Marea Lo­gan and Amelia Jones.

In TS3 (13/14) the boys’ win­ner was Cor­mac Nis­bet in 13.05. He was a repeat win­ner this year, hav­ing won in 2017, even though he had moved up an age group. Orla Wil­liams won the girls race in 14.03.

In the fi­nal race of the day in the youths sec­tion (15/16), John Finn fin­ished in 14.55 with a very strong swim sec­tion and Hatty Bell in 17.05.

Other win­ning teams in TS1 were Tri-Cer­atops’ Wil­liam Trot­ter, Ming Jun Leonard and Iwan Bridge and, from Gate­way School, Katie All­sop, Dan­ica Forster and Char­lotte Grosse in 23.19. TS2 boys Max­imil­lian Bax- ter, Char­lie Ven­tress and Ethan McCall were in the JC1 Tri Team.

The only team en­tries in TS3 were James Hodg­son, Ja­cob Gard­ner and Ethan Gard­ner who formed the team #iwishi­wast­welve in 61.44. Emma Philips, Jess Chan­dler and Beth Pod­more from Ayles­bury High School fin­ished in a slightly quicker time than the boys with 52.29.

The Che­sham mayor Jane McBean and John King, Pres­i­dent of Che­sham Ro­tary Club, were on hand to present the tro­phies and prizes to the winners

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