Despite the threat of rain, the weather was kind for the first ever staging of the Aberystwyth Junior Triathlon, with a cloudy but warm and dry day greeting the 136 competitors. A joint effort saw volunteers from ADASC, Cerist Triathlon Club and Aberystwyth Swim, Bike, Run come together to put on a great new event. As the penultimate race in the Welsh Triathlon TriStar Series 2018, there were top young triathletes from across Wales competing, but there was also a strong local presence with several first-timers and relay teams competing.
Race distances varied according to age group, with a pool swim in Plascrug leisure centre followed by a tough bike around Penweddig football fields and finally a run on the school athletic track. There were some superb performances and very intense battles for the honours! However, no matter their finishing position there was amazing effort shown by all on a very challenging course. There were lots of smiles on the finish line as the tired competitors collected their well-earned medals - well done to all!
The event was made possible thanks to strong support from Subway Aberystwyth, Byrne Scaffolding, Hennighan’s Chip Shop, Tesco Aberystwyth, Dwr Ty Nant, and Ceredigion Actif who awarded the race a Community Chest grant to help get it off the ground. Thank you all very much, and also to the staff at Plascrug leisure centre for their fantastic support on the day!
TriStar Start (age 8) Girls / Boys
1st Milly Harris (Celtic Tri) 11:07; 2nd Seren Bowen 11:55; 3rd Anwen How 12:56
1st Jude White (Mid Shropshire Wheelers) 9:52; 2nd Nathaniel Grant (Ruthin Tristars) 10:23; 3rd Toben Ugonna 10:24
TriStar 1 (9-10)
1st Josephine Hurst (Ruthin Tristars) 15:44; 2nd Aelwen Davies (Brecon Tri Club) 16:56; Ella Harris (Celtic Tri) 17:46
1st Daniel Warrender (Cerist Tri Club) 16:23; Iestyn Evans (Ruthin Tristars) 16:37; Noah White (Mid Shropshire Wheelers) 16:44
TriStar 1 Relay:
1st Tomos, Owain & Noah 16:34; 2nd Sean & Joshua 17:21; 3rd Cari, Gruff & Iago 18:36
TriStar 2 (11-12)
1st Anwen Nesham (Cardiff Junior Tri Club) 21:51; Eleanor White (Pembrokeshire Tri Club) 23:07; Maddy James (Ruthin Tristars) 23:40
1st Ifan Bowen 22:34; Rhys Caygill 23:12; Jac Thomas (Triathlon Coaching Wales) 23:29
TriStar 2 Relay:
1st James, Harri & Steffan 22:56; 2nd Reggie & Ethan 25:59; 3rd Tirion, Bethan & Chloe 26:33
TriStar 3 (13-14)
1st Neisha Roberts (Ruthin Tristars) 29:52; 2nd Megan Thomson (Pembrokeshire Tri Club) 30:03; 3rd Alyssa Baker (Triathlon Coaching Wales) 30:58
1st Finlay Catling (Triathlon Coaching Wales) 26:41; 2nd Morgan Watts (Piranhas Tri Club) 28:50; 3rd Deri McCluskey (OO Tri) 29:40
1st Bethan Jones (OO Tri) 39:28; 2nd Eve Scott (Ruthin Tristars) 41:37
1st Callum Thomas (Pembrokeshire Tri Club) 34:46; 2nd Jack Southam (Llanelli Swimming Club) 37:00; Sam Belcher (Cardiff Junior Tri Club) 39:55
OVERALL TRISTAR STANDINGS AFTER STAGE 9
The current standing before the final event in Conwy can be found by CLICKING HERE
Any parents / coaches who have any queries regarding these results have until 9pm on Tuesday 4th September to submit their comments to firstname.lastname@example.org Parents should be aware that prior to each event all race entry lists are sent to BTF for membership verification and passed on to the individual race organiser. The race organisers then provide results based on this membership check. Please provide evidence of your current membership ID and previous membership ID where possible with any queries submitted.