On 17th July 2016, the Yorkshire Junior Triathlon series continued to its next challenge, with a heavy Vikings turnout in the 237 strong junior field. A number of Viking juniors have already put their mark on the 2016 series to date, and Olivia Bulmer, Harry Blakey, Flynn Goddard, Joshua and Dominic Weston and Max Hargreaves were all looking to add to those great performances.
Held at Saledine Nook High School, the event is made up of a swim in the indoor, heated 22.5m pool and the cycle and run on a grass surface. As with all of the Junior Triathlon series events, there were age group splits for Tri-start, TriStars 1, TriStars 2, TriStars 3 and Youth.
In the TriStars 1 category, Olivia Bulmer, Max Hargreaves, Dominic Weston, Harry Blakey and Flynn Goddard all took to the start line.
Olivia looked to build on her lead in the Junior Club Championship standings, finishing 9th in her race, in 18:54, with splits of 02:47 swim, 09:36 bike and 06:32 run.
Max Hargreaves also took to the start line in the same category, in a large field of competitors. Max had a fantastic result of 7th place, finishing in 16:45, with splits of 02:54 swim, 07:40 bike and 06:11 run.
Putting in an equally impressive performance in the TriStars 1 category was Dominic Weston, who completed his race in 38th place, finishing in 21:12, with splits of 03:42 swim, 10:11 bike and 07:33 run.
Harry Blakey wasn’t far behind Dominic in 40th place, putting in an impressive 03:40 swim, 10:37 bike and 08:01 run. Harry’s total time was a very solid 22:18, scoring some more valuable points in the Vikings Junior competition.
The final Vikings competitor in the TriStars 1 category was Flynn Goddard. Flynn was also in the pack chasing down both Dominic and Harry, finishing in 41st place. Adding another excellent 2016 event to his list, Flynn finished the event in 22:32, with splits of 03:18 swim, 11:17 bike and 07:57 run.
Following the success of all the Juniors in the TriStars 1 category was Joshua Weston, racing in the TriStars 2 category. Joshua was part of a very large field of competitors, making for a tough race. This didn’t faze Joshua though, coming home with a superb 24th place finish. Joshua completed his race in 33:04, with splits of 05:50 swim, 15:36 bike and 11:38 run.
Some amazing results once again from the Juniors of the Yorkshire Vikings Triathlon Team. The development of the Vikings Juniors is something their parents and the rest of the club are incredibly proud of, with every one of them performing fantastically well in every event. Well done all!