So what is an Aquathlon I here you cry? Well put simply, it is one event consisting of two disciplines….a swim, followed by a run. Four of our Junior Harriers competed for Darlington Triathlon Club in a recent Aquathlon at Haltwhistle. Brothers, Adam and John Russell, Alex Boyer and Zara Jones. All performed with the usual guts and determination when competing for DHAC, and their results were just as impressive:
Youth (15-16) 400 Swim 4000 Run John Russell: Swim + Transition 5.58 Run 16.35 Total 22.33 1st Adam Russell: Swim + Transition 6.55 Run 16.29 Total 23.24 2nd Both John and Adam are still in their first year of that age category!
TS1 (9-10) 150 Swim 1500 Run Zara Jones: Swim + Transition 2.58 Run 6.59 Total 9.57 2nd
TS2 (11-12) 250 Swim 2000 Run Alex Boyer: Swim + Transition 3.54 Run 9.04 Total 12.58 2nd
There are approx. 11 events throughout the summer in the North East Junior Triathlon Series, which start with the Aquathlon (Swim/Run) and Duathlons (Run/Cycle/Run). Then in the summer months this moves to full triathlons (Swim/Bike/Run) including Open Water Swims. All good stuff!
Well done to our four Harrier Heroes! Exceptional performances from all.