Sunday saw Sharks taking part in a third aquathlon event of the year delivering more great results against very strong competition.
It wasn’t the best of days for an aquathlon with the day starting off dry but heavy rain soon moved in and the transition area was moved indoors half-way through the event. Despite the weather, it was nevertheless a very competitive event with typically 30 entrants in each age group with Sharks performing really strongly.
In the TriStart Category (8yrs) Poppy Livermore took 1st place pretty much leading from the start with a great swim putting her amongst some of the fastest in her event followed by a very quick transition which gave her a really healthy lead before putting in the fastest run in her age group and improving her time from the Shrewsbury event a few weeks ago by nearly 30seconds.
Freddie Murton-Jones (9/10yrs)was competing in his first event of the year and put in a really good performance finishing 8th in what was a very competitive race with just 14seconds between himself and a possible podium place.
Amelia finished 12th in the girls event with a huge personal best knocking over a minute off the time she achieved at Shrewsbury.
In the boys, Deiniol finished 7th putting in a good swim but a ‘hiccup’ at transition and having to hold up his race number belt during the run hindered him hugely and put a stop to any thoughts of a podium finish. A lesson learnt though – always check your kit, make sure it’s your race belt and not your dads!
The day finished nicely for Sharks in the boys T3 category (13/14yrs) with Carwyn Owen winning a very competitive race. Coming out of the pool in fourth place he had a bit of chasing to do but put in a really strong run to win the event by just 6seconds with just 10seconds separating the top 5 places.
A great day of racing, good performances all round and whilst not the best of weather conditions it was a very competitive event across all age groups and great to see Sharks doing so well.
Some photos above courtesy of ‘kidzinfocus’ photography.