The Framlingham Triathlon saw 7 Tri-Force members make the long journey to Suffolk. Some camped in nearby sites and other had a very early morning start.
The race was based in the grounds of Framlingham college, close to the historic castle where jousting takes place (well worth a visit).
The day started with the youngest age groups first. Unfortunately for them, the heavens opened before the race briefing and the wet ground proved to be an unexpected hazard.
Much of the course was beyond the spectator rope so there were long time periods when you saw little action.
Elijah Storti was first to go for Tri-Force in the Tristar 1 race, where 21 boys were taking part. Elijah finished 16th overall with a 19th placed swim, 16th on the bike (which was particularly good effort after coming off on the slippery surfaces) and a 12th placed run.
Next came Florence in the Tristar 2 girls race where 18 competitors lined up in the pool. Florence finished her swim with the second fastest time but unfortunately lost time to her rivals on the bike leg when her chain came off. With a solid run, Florence managed to claw back time and finished overall in second place.
After arriving home on a delayed flight the night before, Jonathan Bint started the swim feeling slightly tired. There were 29 boys taking part in the Tristar 2 race. He came out in 20th place but had a good transition. Jonathan had a solid bike leg and made up some time on the run to finish 18th overall.
Ethan Storti followed out of the pool in 9th place and really pushed hard on the bike to have the third fastest time. His 11th place run gave Ethan a 7th place overall
In the Tristar 3 girls race, Antonia Jubb was up against 12 girls. She had the fastest swim and run leg but lost a bit of time on transition and on the bike course to the other top rivals. Antonia finished second overall, a mere 4 seconds off first place.
The final Tri-Force representation was in the Youth race where 11 girls took part. Christy Durbin fastest swim, bike and run on the day. She finished over 3 minutes ahead of second place
Jess Thorn was in the last swim wave and came out of the pool with the 4th fastest time. She had a solid bike leg, coming into transition in 5th. By now, the day had warmed up considerably and Jess returned from the run course to finish 6th, not far off 4th place
A big well done to all that flew the Tri-Force flag. There was also some great Tri-Force parent support, cheering on all our club members.