TRIATHLON: Making a name for themselves

Alnwick Junior Tri Club

Alnwick Junior Tri Club have shown yet again they’re the club to watch after an impressive showing from some of the club’s more experienced members at the Carlisle Junior Triathlon.

Seven members of the club made the long trip to the North West to take part in the first full triathlon held by the club there.

The event took place in a shorter-than-normal pool, with both the cycle and the run on grass which meant for a tough, tiring event in very windy conditions.

In Tristar 3, which involved a 280-metre swim in the pool, followed by a six-kilometre bike ride and a 2.4k run, the event was dominated by Alnwick’s Daniel Fletcher, who overtook the leaders with a fantastic section on the bike and earned himself a podium finish with a very creditable third place despite a painful ankle injury.

Jack Carrigan, currently ranked third in the whole of the North East, was not far behind, coming in sixth, with Jack Douglas following closely in seventh place after making up some lost ground on the run.

Robert Stephenson also put in a very strong performance in his first season as one of the club’s newer members, finishing in ninth place.

In the female Tristar 3, for girls aged 13 and 14, once again Alnwick got on the podium with Jenny Bolam taking third place after another strong performance across all three disciplines.

Jessica Duffy just missed joining her on the podium, finishing fifth, after once again showing her class in the pool, with the second-fastest time of the day.

In Tristar 2, Juliette Lance showed great improvement in only her second triathlon, finishing in a time of 33.26.

The club started only last year with just two members and has expanded rapidly to become a thriving dynamic club with a waiting list.

More information is online at www.alnwicktriathlon.co.uk or email juniors@alnwicktriathlon.co.uk to add your name to the waiting list.