Warwick School Triathlon for Get A-Head

Posted by Anne-Marie on June 3, 2015

Warwick School and Stratford Sharks Tri-Club organised a Childrens’ Triathlon on Sunday 31st May and 240 competitors took part.  The competitors aged 8 and upwards took part in the Triathlon England authorised event organised by Warwick School’s Peter Nield and Alison Speechly of Stratford Sharks Triathlon Section..

Triathlon in Great Britain is one of the fastest expanding sports after its 2012 Olympic and continued World Championship success for the Brownlee brothers and others. As a starter event there were over 125 competitors racing for the very first time at Warwick School in the biggest school age event in the Midlands.

Competitors in all age groups came from across the West Midlands to win national ranking points. Racing in age groups from 8 years to under 16 the competitors raced increasingly longer distances the older they were to complete the 3 part event – swimming, biking and running all held within the Warwick School campus.

Warwick School’s Reuben Trotter won the Youth Age Group followed in second place by Harry Coley-Smith and Skip Snelson came first in the TriStar 3 (12-13 age group).

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Whilst the competitors were focused on giving their all on the race course, a proportion of their entry fee and an associated training event were combined to raise over £2000 for Get A-Head.

Louise Newton Charity Manager for Get A-Head commented “The day was a huge success and it was wonderful to see so many children taking part in the Triathlon and Scooterthon! Once again we are grateful for the support of Warwick School in helping us raise funds for the MTC research programme at Get A-Head, in order to help better understand head and neck disease, in particular cancer.”

Event organiser, Alison Speechley, said: “It was great to see so many kids taking part with such energy and enthusiasm, and even better knowing we managed to raise so much for our chosen charity.  Events of this kind involve a lot of commitment from a whole range of local people to whom we are eternally grateful, and would just not be possible without the continued support of the local businesses who sponsor the event; Lodders Solicitors, Murphy Salisbury Accountants, Guy Salmon Landrover and Tudor Physiotherapy.”

 

Warwick School Triathlon