Swan takes top title for CycleLife Axminster Junior Triathlon Club
PUBLISHED: 15:42 03 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:49 04 August 2015
July saw the culmination of a very successful first season for the CycleLife Axminster Junior Triathlon club.
Team members Florence Swan, (16), Ben Greenslade, (14), Phoebe Clark, (11), Abi Greenslade, (11) and Alice Clark, (8), all from Lyme Regis, have competed in the South West Triathlon Championships series.
The five race series runs from March to July and the best three results count towards the end of season points.
Florence Swan finished the season in superb form to take the overall Youth Championship for the 15-16yrs girls.
In the boys youth category, Ben Greenslade was fifth which represents a fine result as a first year youth and bodes well for next year.
Abi Greenslade and Phoebe Clark finished fourth and fifth respectively in the competitive 11-12yrs girls category and Alice Clark finished eight improving steadily throughout the year.
The South West Region includes Avon, Somerset, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and The Channel Islands.
Team coach Malcolm Greenslade says: “Races are very well supported with the majority of events seeing in excess of over 160 athletes across the age ranges so to individually finish the season so highly placed is a real achievement.”
Ian Bruton from CycleLife in Axminster said: “It is a real pleasure to see the youngsters doing so well in such a fast growing and competitive sport.”
The team are already thinking about next season and hope to build on their success with another South West series, Regional Championship events and some National Championship series events.