Created On: 14 July 2010

Man Tri's Martin Webb has sent us this race report from Sunday's Junior Triathlon event.

The initial cloudy skies gave way to a beautiful summer day to greet the inaugural Man Tri Junior Triathlon Club event held at Knutsford Leisure Centre on Sunday 11th July. A swim in the 4-lane pool followed by a bike and run on playing fields greeted the 130 juniors athletes from all over the North West, many competing in their first triathlon.

First up were the Supersprint (S1) boys and girls with Lilli Ashton (Marple Swim Club) taking first overall and first girl, followed by Adam Codling as first boy. In the Tristart (TS) Matthew Egglestone and Jasmine Matier (both Arragons Cumbria Tri Club) took the honours.

There were no boys entered in the Supersprint (S2) race and Nina Carter (Bolton Tri Club) came home victorious.

The T1 race had thirty competitors with Andy Fallon (Mersey Tri) coming home first with Emily Barker taking 4th overall and 1st girl. Special mention to Rebecca Webb (Manchester Triathlon Club) who had the fastest bike split (boys and girls) by nearly 1 minute.

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The T2 race had twenty-five competitors with Chris Fallon (Mersey Tri) taking the win for the boys and Robyn Saunders (Athlete Matters) for the girls as well as taking 3rd overall. Special mention to Charlie Dowell (Manchester Triathlon Club) who had the fastest run split in finishing 5th overall whilst winning the 2nd wave by some distance.

The winner of the T3 boys race was Nicholas Carlton (Westmorland Triathletes) with Megan Davies (Bolton Tri Club) taking the win for the girls. The fastest run split overall went to James Wardle (Bolton Tri Club).

The day finished with Thomas Kneller (Tri Team Wigan) winning the boys Youth race with Catherine Jones (Bolton Tri Club) winning the girls race. The fastest swim split overall went to Christian Lawless (Manchester Triathlon Club) and the fastest bike to Peter Gaskell (Ashurst Bike Club).

Although the grass was short and the ground hard the very slight incline made it a reasonably challenging bike course particularly for the first-timers.

Particular thanks are due to Royles for the excellent race t-shirt, water bottle and general race sponsorship together with the spot prizes which included a wetsuit.

Savas & Savage sponsored the finishing medals and Booth's Supermarket the bananas at the finish