Welsh Triathlons' 2018 Tristar Series continues
Welsh Triathlon's 2018 Tristar Series continued with more than 150 youngsters competing in the third annual Stephen Lewis Aquathlon at the Ystradgynlais Leisure Centre in the Swansea valley.
Organised by the Celtic Tri multisport club in memory of former police officer and club member Stephen Lewis, who was tragically killed in a cycling accident, the race was blessed with perfect weather conditions for some of Wales' top junior triathletes. Ahead of the main swim-run events there was a fun run for the under-eights and and also a short fun aquathlon for those youngsters looking to try out multisport for the first time.
In the youngest Tristars category - TriStart, there was plenty of success for the host club Celtic Tri as Milly Harris took the win with Eden Williams in third, Seren Bowen splitting the pair. In the boys section Celtic Tri's Ben Cleave was second behind Rhys Thomas (Triathlon Coaching Wales), with Pembrokeshire Tri's Jack John third.
In the T1 (9/10yrs) girls race Josephine Hurst's long journey down from Denbighshire was rewarded with a victory ahead of Libby Hale and Freya Catling. Daniel Warrender (Cerist) took the honours in the T1 boys ahead of Denighshire's Ando Hannant and Pembrokeshire's Sion Thomas.
The T2 (11/12) races were fiercely contested with Cardiff's Anwen Nesham edging out Pembrokeshire's Eleanor White by just three seconds with Pembrokeshire's Madeline James third. The T2 boys race saw a podium clean sweep by Triathlon Coaching Wales as Tristyn James led home brother Ioan and Jac Thomas.
Their success continued in the T3 (13/14) races with Luke Wyatt winning from Pembrokeshire's Liam Edwards and Morgan Watts (Piranha Tri) and in the T3 girls where the dominant Abigail Davies was the winner ahead of club-mate Eve Hickman with Pembrokeshire's Megan Thompson third.
Ashleigh Willis and Callum Thomas were the respective winners of the Youth races.
"It was a fantastic day with perfect conditions and plenty of smiling faces and yet again it was a fitting tribute to Steve Lewis," said Race Director Mark Edwards.