102nd Lexie Webb 33:35
2013 junior news - August
The new CPT Speedo swim hat, made from high quality silicone, is now available to purchase for only £5 (cash or direct to the club account marked 'swim hat') - why wear anything else!
Available from Brian at Club swim sessions.
Report by Dan Pinn
Apologies to Dan for not putting his race report up when I did the big catch-up after my holiday, this one got missed. Better late than never and still worth bonus Championship points!
Blenheim Triathlon was once again a fantastic event. Whether you were spectating or participating this event was an excellent weekend: the scenery, weather and the amazing management. All of these factors helped make the event one to remember.
We arrived on the Thursday and a weekend of working was lurking around the corner. But this year I was taking part in the Youth Elite race representing CPT. This therefore made me feel excited but there was also pressure on me to do well. The pressure was there because I was up against the best youth athletes from around the country; I wanted to get under an hour and I did. Even though I did not position well, it was a good experience and I will continue my training to get a bit closer to the standard of the youth elites.
Doing this event was therefore an eye opener, this is due to the fact that all the people in my wave were true athletes and if I was to get anywhere near the standards of them I would need to focus on my training with CPT. So now I have been focusing on training and hopefully I will beat my PB next year.
Overall, the event was superb and everyone at Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and IMG made the event such a success. Apart from the coach crashing into the bridge the day before the event; everyone still got on with the event and I think that is why it was such a successful weekend. It just shows that no matter what obstacles come in the way they can always be beaten.
Photos and results can be seen on the June news page.
Triathlon London have recently posted details of the 2013/14 London Academy selection day which is to be held on 7 September 2013 at Hillingdon Sport & Leisure Complex
The day is due to start at 08.30 and should be finished by 13.00 (depending on numbers)
If you think you would like to try for a place, first have a chat with CPT head coach, Jon Horsman.
To give you some idea what standard is expected of candidates, the following link takes you to the Triathlon England talent information web page "How do I compare", which covers the times required and the relevant distances for each age group.
Ron and Alex were up at 03:00 to drive to Tamworth for the British Aquathlon Championships. Hopefully Ron thought it was worth the 6 hour round trip as Alex was 3rd.
Alex completed the 400m swim in 05:17, the 2.5k run in 07:51 and a total time of 14:14.
Elle was the only junior to take part in the 400m time trial at Trinity on Friday 26 July. She also got top marks for consistent splits!