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Triathlon

Wakefield Tri, 26 June 2011

 


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Following on the club’s success from Harrogate on the 19th with 10 podium finishers.  The 26th June saw Wakefield Tri hosted the second triathlon of the season.  It was a great turn out for Holmfirth Harriers once again and lots competing in their first ever triathlon.


First up wereTristart (8yrs) with a great effort from Elphina Waterman and Ruby Yates who claimed 1stand 2nd for the girls.  Also with a wonderful race was Sophie Kettlewell in 5th.  For the boys Charlie Cross having the fastest swim for the boys finished a super 2nd place.


Next up were the many waves of the Tristar 1s boys and girls (9/10yrs) and Sunnivah Waterman brought home 1st place for Holmfirth also setting the fastest bike split.  Showing fantastic determination was Millie Yates in 4th and Holly Bailey-Taylor in 11th.  The boys too had a great race with Daniel Howatson in an amazing 3rd place showed great determination on the run.  With new member Arron Smith having the fastest swim of the day for the boys finished a superb 5th place.  Thomas Ford also had a good race and finished in 14th.


Later on in the day the battle commenced with twin sisters Lucy and Erica Byram coming home in 1st and 2nd place in Tristar 2 (11/12yrs).  Also in this age group was Libby Shepherd who had a fantastic race in 9th, Maegan Jones with a super swim in 17th and Emmy Bailey Taylor in 20th place suffering in the heat.  The boys in Tristar 2 had great races with Tiras Waterman in 3rd with the fastestswim, Lewis Bartholemew in 7th and Jack Ford in 10th.


As the summer heat kept on rising Lucy Farquhar still had an amazing race coming home in 3rd.  The boys had an exciting race with Lewis Byram in 2nd closely followed by Seth Waterman in 3rd.  Isaac Shepherd in 4th and Andrew Farquhar rounded off the top 5 for the boys.Holmfirth taking home 11 podium positions a superb days racing by all its members on this very hot day.  Next to do it all over again at Todmorden on the 3rdand our own event on the 10th July at Holmfirth Pool to finish off the season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

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Welcome to the Triathlon section of Holmfirth Harriers.  This section started in 2005 and has steadily grown in size since.

 

2009 is currently our best year for both our Junior and Senior Triathletes, winning many of our individual Age Groups at races throughout the Region.

 

It is down to the hard work of Holmfirth Harriers and our coaches that have got us into this strong position and we hope to use this as a springboard for future success.

 

Triathlon is one of the countries fastest growing sports and we are committed to ensuring that there is a warm welcome for new athletes of all ages and abilities (it really doesn’t matter if you can’t swim as many of our new starters couldn’t either when they started – me included/especially).

 

I hope that you find this page useful, and hope to add more throughout the season, until then, I hope you all enjoy your racing and achieve your goals.

 

Andrew Kerry
Triathlon Coordinator

What is triathlon

So what is a TRIATHLON? –tri meaning three is a good clue. There are 3 disciplines in triathlon SWIMMING, CYCLING AND RUNNING all done following each other with no gaps only TRANSITION – the fourth discipline. Transition is where you leave your swimming cap, goggles and wet suit (if it has been an open water swim) and where you get your bike, helmet, sunglasses, cycling shoes and number plus whatever else you need i.e. socks,t shirt etc and off you go on your cycling bit then back to transition to leave your bike, helmet, cycling shoes etc and put on your running shoes ready for the last bit – the run!! That's it in a nutshell – but there is really so much more. It really is GREAT FUN!!

 

Want to know more? Contact any of the coaches and they will be happy to point you in the right direction. Or you can email our Triathlon Coordinator Andrew Kerry. Also check out our latest newsletter for more info on what we have been up to. There are many races over the year for all abilities and ages. The triathlon family is very friendly and you will be made welcome at all events.

 

How do I become a Holmfirth Harriers Triathlon member? That’s simple, already a member of Holmfirth Harriers? Then you are automatically a member of HH Triathlon! Or to join Holmfirth Harriers please visit the home page and click on New Members to find more details on how to join and fees.

 

How do I train to become a triathlete? At Holmfirth Harriers we meet on a Tuesday and Thursday for running training. Depending on your ability there is a group you can run with and help you improve. Out of season many of our triathletes are very active with their running and take part in Cross Country and Fell races. These are open to juniors and adults and is fantastic training. Swimming at the moment is at Holmfirth Pool on various days. Over the summer we hold run/bike training and over the winter indoor turbo training. See the table below for all our up to date training times.

 

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