Former Castle Douglas High School pupil Eilidh Thomson completed a successful week of races, culminating in the British Triathlon Age Group Championship sprint races at Woodhorn Country Park in Northumbria on Sunday.
In her first year of the 20-24 age group, 19-year-old Eilidh finished third in her age group and seventh overall in the women’s race.
The previous Saturday, Eilidh was one of four students from Edinburgh University who were narrowly beaten into second place in the Scottish Triathlon National Team Relay Championships held at Monikie Country Park.
The distance is short, the pace is high and team tactics come into play.
It is possibly one of the most exciting races in the race calendar with positions changing on each leg.
With the sun still blazing down on Sunday, it was back to Monikie Country Park for the Scottish Triathlon National Sprint Championship races where Eilidh finished a creditable 11th with former classmate, Sam Hodson, now at Loughborough University, finishing in an excellent fifth place in highly competitive female and male races.
Both athletes were cheered on by coach Linda McLean who had some words of wisdom for both at the end of their races.
If you fancy giving triathlon a go, Triathlon Trust Dumfries & Galloway is organising a non- competitive summer GoTri series across the region, more details on Facebook or contact rebecca[email protected]trust.org .
On form Eilidh Thomson and Sam Hodson with coach Linda McLean