THE 2019 Welsh Triathlon Tristars Series continued with almost 140 youngsters taking part in the fourth annual Stephen Lewis Tristars Aquathlon at the Ystradgynlais Leisure Centre in Powys.
A week of glorious weather was replaced by persistent rain on race day, but this failed to dampen the spirits of the competitors, with some superb racing and some impressive performances throughout.
The day's events kicked off with a fun run before the Aquathlon races got underway and there were early success for the host club, Celtic Tri, with Annie Evans winning the girls TStart category ahead of her club-mate Sophie Williams with Ffion Griffiths (Just Tri) in third.
The youngest boys category produced a close finish with Oliver Hale taking first place by eight seconds from Denbighshire's Harrison Leonard with Celtic Tri's Ellis Powell third.
Libby Hale continued her dominance of the girls T1 category, cruising to victory by over a minute ahead of Taylor Shelmerdine (Swansea Trisharks) and Ffion Mulford.
The long trip down from Denbighshire proved worthwhile for the Leonard family as Ewan went one better than brother Harrison by winning the T1 boys race from Tristan Warrender (Cerist) and Sion Thomas (Pembrokeshire Tri).
The T2 girls race saw familiar names at the head of the field with victory going to Anna-Rose Merchant (Triathlon Coaching Wales) from Josephine Hurst (Denbighshire) and Celtic Tri's Ella Harris.
Ioan James (Triathlon Coaching Wales) took the honours in the T2 boys with Pembrokeshire's Dewi Thomas edging out Just Tri's Finley Bruce for second.
Triathlon Coaching Wales completed another fine day in the T3 races with Abigail Davies and Eve Hickman taking a one-two ahead of Cerist's Aoife Matthews while Finlay Catling and Luke Wyatt did likewise in the boys race with Ifan Bowen (Pembrokeshire) third.
Alyssa Baker and Morgan Watts (Piranha Tri) topped the podium in the Youth/junior category.
Full results can be found here
Tristar seris totals can be found by clicking here.