The next generation of triathletes arrived at Eton Dorney in Buckinghamshire last weekend for the SuperTri Children’s, Youth and Junior Triathlon, with around 1,200 youngsters taking part.
Our final waves of the day were the 15 to 18 years Youth and Junior Triathlon boys and girls waves, and it was to be a great way to end the day, as there was some spectacular competition on show. In the boys race, there was to be one clear winner in the form of Patrick Livingstone of N1 Tri Club, who finished a whole 2mins ahead of Daniel Pinn (Crystal Palace Triathlon Club) in second place, after blitzing the run in a spectacular time of 8:51mins. Just behind Daniel in third was Jack Shayler, who trailed Daniel by almost a minute in the bike course, only to make up the minute with a great time of 10:03mins in the run, leaving him only 13secs behind Daniel in second.
In the girls’ wave, it was a different story with a relatively split pack, with a clear first, second and third. From the get-go the race was dominated by Lauren Revell (Team Milton Keynes), who stormed out of the swim 30secs ahead of her nearest competitors, followed by a swift transition in T1, and increasing her lead through a strong bike time.
Although Lauren did not record the fastest run time of the wave, she had done enough to secure first place with just over 30secs to spare over second-placed Leanne Symington (Dorset Pentathletes). With Leanne finishing in second with a time of 40:25mins, her nearest competitor was Annabel Morton in third who enjoyed a great run time to propel her further ahead of Jodie Hull (Tri Sport Epping) in fourth, to secure the final podium spot.
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