Human Race host the next generation of triathlon stars at SuperTri Children’s, Youth & Junior Open Water Triathlon.
Dorney Lake opened its doors to over 800 budding triathletes as Human Race hosted the SuperTri Children’s, Youth & Junior Open Water Triathlon.
Children from all over the country made their way to the iconic Olympic Games venue for a day of high quality swimming, cycling and running. As forecasted, Dorney Lake was bathed in sunshine and while this resulted in a huge number of supporters cheering the triathletes on, the high temperatures had a major impact on those racing. Due to the soaring temperatures, the decision was made to cut all run distances to 1.5km as hydration became the most important aspect of the day.
The 4-8 year olds’ Scootathlon kick started the proceedings as the crowds began the build during the morning and by 5pm a total of 11 waves had gone out. The day’ racing included two high performance drafting races for 13-14 year olds and 15-16 year olds, both of which showcased some promising young triathlon talent, as well as races of varying distances for boys and girls from 8-18 years of age.
In the boys’ races, the 8-10 year olds race was won by Mack Downey (Thames Turbo Triathlon Club) who was impressive in the water and clocked 00:14:32. Marcus Dey (Bolton Triathlon Club) clocked 00:26:36 to take the 11-12 year olds title, while Sammy Hart (Team Kennet) won the 13-14 year olds race with a time of 00:32:31, which included two quick transitions and an excellent run. Leon Mander won the 15-18 year olds race with a dominant performance, including a flying cycle leg, to finish with a time of 00:32:18.
The girls racing saw Ciara Blount (Chapel Tri Club) win the 8-10 year olds wave with 00:14:47 thanks to a strong bike and run. Lauren Cooley (Tri Lakeland Junior Triathlon Club) came out on top in the 11-12 year olds race in a time of 00:21:36 and Aimee Coppin (Chapel Tri Club) win an extremely tight 13-14 year olds race in 00:35:23, with the top 3 all finishing within 28 seconds of each other.
The 13-14 boys’ high performance drafting race saw Harry Yates (Burntwood Triathlon Club) take first place with a time of 00:29:47. Elliot Lassiter (Marlborough and District Triathlon Club) came in 2nd with 00:30:42 ahead of Samuel Pink (Chichester Westgate Triathlon Club) who came 3rd with 00:30:59.
Kate Waugh (Ryton Tri Club) came out on top amongst the girls with 00:31:06, ahead of Lucy Brain in 00:31:25 and Jemima Walker (Discovery Tri) who finished with 00:31:34.
In the 15-16 year olds drafting race, Oliver Swallow (Discovery Tri) clocked 00:28:39 to finish ahead of Jordan-Lee Stamp (Wrekin College Triathlon Club) and Archie Molegworth St Aubyn who crossed the finish line with times of 00:28:45 and 00:28:56 respectively.
Emily Reeves (Hillingdon Triathletes) triumphed in the girls’ race ahead of Robyn Waugh (Ryton Tri Club) and Jessica Wenlock (Thames Turbo Triathlon Club), who finished with 00:32:19 and 00:32:58 respectively.
The Human Race SuperTri proved to be a brilliant stage for novice and experienced young triathletes to showcase their talent and just 3 weeks away from the anniversary of the London 2012 opening ceremony, was a perfect illustration of the legacy of those Olympic Games.