Young triathletes show clean pair of heels in Glasgow
As the Brownlee brothers triumphed in Rio, Arran junior triathletes were cutting their times in Glasgow.
Last weekend Arran Junior Triathlon Club members improved their results on the same aquathlon course they had tackled at the start of the season in May.
In Tri Start, Rhea Webster and Ben McCarthy fin- ished second and third. It was Ben’s first event, while Rhea was most improved in her age group, knocking 18 seconds off her May result.
In Tri Star 1, Ruby Wright and Beth McCarthy improved, as did Abby Stewart – by nearly two minutes.
In the boys’ event Ruaridh Lindsay-Smith posted one of the fastest run splits, while Archie Gunaydi won the most improved Tri Start award for knocking oneand-a-half minutes off his previous time.
Myles Lindsay-Smith, who has another year in this category, showed he will be right up there next year, beating his time by 25 seconds. James McCarthy finished sixth and was most improved, beating last year’s time by more than one minute 30 seconds. He also posted the third fastest run split, only bettered by this year’s national champions.
Tri Star Three girls and Ciara Wood finished 11th to round off a brilliant achievement from the squad.
Anyone aged seven to 16, interested in joining the club and the fastest growing sport world wide should email: Craig.email@example.com All sessions are free and the club can provide everything needed to get involved.
Girls on the podium.
Boys’ top three.
Junior triathletes at the start line.