Only 3 Tri-Force Juniors competed in the Bedford spring aquathlon: Christy Durbin, Jonathan Bint and Rebecca Bint. Unlike most other races, the ages are split by school years which gives those in the lower age band of a Tristar age group more of a chance to shine
First off was Christy in the Year 9 girls race, who demolished the field coming 1st in both disciplines and winning with a minute to spare.
Jonathan was next up in the Year 6 race. He had a strong swim, overtaking one boy on the swim and another in transition to come out in 2nd. Onto the run, Jonathan used the stronger Year 6 girl swimmers as markers to try and make up some ground but wasn’t able to make enough headway. He finished 2nd overall to much delight.
Rebecca was the last to go in the Year 4 race, where there was a strong turnout of 15 competitors. She swam really well to be in 4th place coming out of the pool ahead of others who had been placed before her. Unfortunately, she was not able to make up ground on the others and secured a 6th placed run, although this was only 5 seconds off the 3rd placed run. Agonisingly, Rebecca finished 4th overall, missing out on a podium position by a mere 20 seconds.