Young triath­letes show clean pair of heels in Glas­gow

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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.wood10@ya­ 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.

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