School Games Tri-athalon

Tom Dowden

On the 3rd of August a small band of Poole Swimming clubs athletes were competing in Wales. Ryan S and Liam O had gained qualification to compete for their respective Region's in the prestigious UK School Game against the very best across the whole of our land. Ryan S reprsented South Central and Liam O represented South West, with Ryan O competing in the TriStar 3 Race for the South West too.

The School games Triathlon features the top 2 Triathletes male and female in each Region, Scotland and Wales. There was an individual race and a team relay.

Click Here to see a South Central Region You tube video of the event fetauring Ryan S and Liam O

In the main event Ryan S paced his race brilliantly and came 2nd, Liam finished 15th also impressively raced.

In the team relay event South Central, Ryans Region finished 2nd to East Mids and Liam’s South West finished a galant 6th.

Meanwhile in the Ryan O enjoyed competing in the Younger Tri Star 3 category, in which he came a brilliant 5th overall, being first out the swim, dropped a bit on the bike, and then maintained his place in the run.

Henry BR was competing in the Senior event and came out oft he water in the leading pack, dropped a couple of places on the bike and finished the run to earn a top 20 finish.  Putting himself in contention for international team selections.
 
Off the back of recent results Ryan S has been selected for two British Team events heading out to Jersey and Malta. Watch this space to see how he does. WELL DONE RYAN
 
In other Tri news a huge well done to our chairman Russ who competed the Norseman Ironman, a gruelling event where you jump into a Norweigan lake off a car ferry to complete the swim, the run at the end is up a mountain, where if you havent reached a certain height you finish on a lower route.  Russ made the time and finished earning a world reknowned Black T-shirt!

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