Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The Bolton News - Junior Aquathon event

Akik and Heath are top Bolton Tri Club finishers in home Junior Aquathon event

WELL PLACED: Adam Akik came fifth in the T3 event

A TOTAL of 210 athletes took part in Bolton Triathlon Club's annual Junior Aquathon at Westhoughton Leisure Centre.

The Tristar races, for juniors aged nine to 10 (Tristar 1), 11 to 12 (Tristar 2) and 13 to 14 (Tristar 3) were the most keenly contested as they formed part of the North West triathlon junior series.

Around 20 boys and girls from the North West competed in each race. Georgia Heath, in T2, and Adam Akik, in T3, were Bolton's highest-placed finishers in those events, both coming home in fifth.

Georgia was four seconds behind team-mate Alicia Aldred after the 250m swim but was 19 seconds faster on the 1800m run to finish in 12mins 39secs. Alicia finished eight.

Bolton Triathlon Club had eight of the 18 competitors in T3.
Adam Akik was well clear of his team mates in fifth, while George Walton, Rhys Whelan and Ben Clarke-Davison finished 11th, 12th and 13th respectively.

Bolton Tri Club had four out of the nine competitors in the longest events, the Junior and Youth race for 15 to 18-years-olds which was a 500m swim and 3.6 run. Sam Brooks, Ben Sykes, George Butler and Nina Carter all showed great stamina.

Matthew Russell and Callum Crosby from Bolton Tri Club both came first in their age categories in the Supersprint distance which is a 50m swim and 600m run.

Emily Russell and Sam Atherton came second and third in their age groups in the 150m swim, 1200m run sprint distance.
The parents had a much shorter race, 150m swim and 1200m run.
Bolton Tri Club mums took all the honours with Christine Holden, Rosalyn Dines and Ann Butler finishing first, second and third.

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