On the 9th of July, which was also my 8th birthday, I competed in a triathlon competition at Cedars Upper School in Leighton Buzzard. This was my second ever triathlon. First, I did the 50m swim in the pool. I started off sixth to go but managed to overtake two people, which I was very happy about. Next, I ran down a slope into transition. The transition was fine except I paused when I realised that I needed to put my helmet on first.
I then ran with my bike to the mount line and set off on my 800m lap. The weather was extremely hot – 28 degrees – so this made it even more tiring! Thankfully, I managed to overtake the athlete in front of me and kept a good solid pace all the way around. After returning to the transition area, I struggled to hook my bike on because it was quite high but luckily a marshall helped me. Finally, I started my run. I sprinted at the start and tried to keep a fast pace all the way around on my 600m lap. Overall, I came 3rd but I was the first girl to finish in a time of 8m 40s.
Shortly after I had finished my race, they did the presentations. I got to stand on top of the podium and received a shiny trophy. A great way to celebrate my birthday. Thank you to the coaches for helping me train for this event.
Race report written by Isla
Isla, 1st girl.
Jamie, 2nd girl
Isabelle, 7th girl
Lottie, 9th girl