On Sunday 26 June, over 120 junior triathletes assembled at Culford School for the first post-lockdown WSW Junior Triathlon. It was a fantastic day for triathlon with plenty of sun and a breeze that eased off through the day. The first athletes into the pool were in the Tristart (8 year old) age group, progressing through the Tristar 1 (9-10), Tristar 2 (11-12), Tristar 3 (13-14) and finally Youth (15-16) age groups.
As the hosting club, WSW had 19 triathletes across all age groups, with several podium finishes: Matthew Blackwell (2nd male, Tristar 1), Erin Stewart (2nd female, Tristar 2), Sam Blackwell (1st male, Tristar 3), Isabel Moore (2nd female, Tristar 3), Jessica O’Brien (3rd female, Youth). You can find full results for the event here.
WSW runs junior tri training sessions throughout the year (during term time), the main sessions run on Sunday afternoons. You can find more detail here. Training sessions are intended to be fun, run by qualified British Triathlon coaches, and there’s no obligation to race.