3 brave junior members entered the Castle Triathlon Series Junior Triathlon on Sunday. 2 girls were in the 8-10 years age group and 1 boy was in the 11-12 years age group. 2 members had done this race last year so knew what was ahead of them. It takes a lot of courage to be able to swim in a deep black lake especially when it’s a deep water start. So fair play to our members for this major achievement. They should be very proud of themselves.
We were a little unlucky with the weather and there were a few showers here & there before the juniors’ start time. But thankfully it cleared nicely and the lake was lovely and calm, with a temperature of about 14 degrees. The boy member went out first. He had moved up an age group so was in with older children this time around and the distance had increased. Still he did very well and finished as he always does with his signature sprint over the line.
The 2 girls were next and this race for one of them was a first triathlon so hats off to trying hard and being brave in the swim. She did so well after only joining the club recently and not having done many races before. So well done for giving it go, because that’s what its all about. Our other competitor raced very well and considering she didn’t even put her head in the water last year, was 3rd out of the water this year with a fantastic swim split. She held onto 3rd place and was second girl home in her wave. In the end she got 5th girl home after all the waves finished so she improved tremendously since last year. A little older and a little wiser.
So well done to our 3 members who took part. I hoped you enjoyed your first full Triathlon on the year.
Heidi Sheehy (WTC Junior Committee)