On Sunday, Mum took me to Southam for my first individual triathlon.
We arrived early but the time went really quickly. I was able to cycle and walk the course in advance which was really useful, and it meant I was prepared for cycling up the two mounds and I knew the route. The ground was dry and there were cracks in the ground, but I didn’t find it an issue.
I did a warm-up with some of my friends and then I stood watching the transitions and cheering on others with Eva and my Mum. Dad and Benjamin arrived in time to watch me race. I didn’t feel nervous beforehand; I was keen to get started. I had done a swimming course over the summer so I was looking forward to putting my front crawl into practice.
The swim was in a 25-metre pool and was really fun. I overtook someone but Dad said I lost some time behind another swimmer. My transition went well and then it was the cycle, which was my favourite part, it was really fun. I found running the hardest as I was really tired by then and had a stitch. Having people cheer me on gave me an extra push.
I was the 3rd boy and came 4th overall in TS0. I really enjoyed the day, everyone was really friendly.
Race report written by, Thom.
3rd Boy, Thom
5th girl, Eva
18th Boy, Arthur
1st girl, Mollie
4th boy, Joseph
20th boy, Stanley
10th boy, Harrison