7th Dec, 2016

Young triathletes are showing their credentials

Stratford Editorial 12th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE EXCELLENT results achieved by Stratford Triathlon Club juniors in recent weeks were highlighted in the latest West Midlands Series league tables released last week.

With many of the Stratford athletes riding high in the tables, no fewer than four currently occupy top three places ahead of the final race of the series.

The series usually consists of nine races with each athlete being judged in the tables based on their best four results.

However, after seven races, due to the cancellation of race eight in the series, there is only one race remaining.

The winner of each race scores a maximum of 10,000 points, with all other athletes scoring points that reduce depending on how far their time is from the winner’s finishing time.

In the Tri Star 1 category, Jake Deaner currently occupies third place in the boys’ table with 38,330 points after some fantastic results this season.

In the girls’ table Molly Bullock is currently in first place with 39,755 points, boosted by three incredible first placed finishes this season.

With just one race to go in the series, it is looking likely Molly will win the Tri Star 1 category title.

In the Tri Star 2 category, Stratford again have two athletes in top three places with Abbie Wootton second in the girls’ table with 38,752 points and Ben Jones first in the boys’ table with 39,744 points.

Both athletes have put in some incredibly strong performances this season and are an inspiration to the younger members of the team.

The final race of the season is the Shipston Dip & Dash in September, which is a home race organised by Stratford when the club’s juniors will be striving to put in their best performances in order to finish the season as high up the tables as they possibly can.