Area 5 Triathlon report 29/10/17

Mold Leisure Centre, Riverside Ct, Mold CH7 1HT

The Area 5 triathlon took place on Sunday 29th October at Mold Leisure Centre. It was a fantastic day with over 100 competitors of all ages taking part. This event was particularly exciting as not only was it our first event in our “Trio of Tris” series but it was the first time our younger Pony Club members “Beanies” (under 8s) had used our brand new targets made especially for bean bag throwing. They did really very well bearing in mind the targets were larger than the majority of the Beanie competitors.

Alongside our great turnout from those in Area 5, we were really pleased to see so many faces from Pony Clubs out of the area including those from North Shropshire, Albrighton, Ludlow, Lancaster and District, Wheatland and Pendle! We are looking forward to seeing you all again at our next triathlon.

There were some brilliant results on the day – everyone performed extremely well!

Intermediate Boys

Toby Johnson (East Cheshire) had a great day winning a very strong Intermediate Boys class by over 100 points with Best Shoot and Best Swim. Best Run was achieved by Russel Wingfield from the Aberconwy Pony Club.

Intermediate Girls

Lily Johnson (East Cheshire) matched her brothers first place coming away with Best Shoot, Swim and Run in the process! Not only was Lily taking part on the day but Lily had been very busy beforehand baking some lovely cakes that she sold on the day! They really were yummy! There was also tea, coffee and hot chocolate on sale to warm everyone up provided by Lily’s mum, Judith Johnson.

Junior Boys

Rufus Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South) performed fantastically well in his first ever Junior level Area 5 triathlon winning the Junior Boys with Best Run. Best Swim was achieved by William Stone (Flint and Denbigh) and Best Shoot by Tom Allen (Albrighton).

Junior Girls

The Junior Girl class was won by one of our out of area competitors, Sasha Oldham from Lancaster and District. She also took home Best Run. Best Swim was achieved by Cheshire Hunt South’s Beatrice Taylor and Best Shoot was jointly achieved by Kaitlyn Wyn (North Shropshire) and Ella Booth (Cheshire Hunt North). Both girls shot a very impressive 940.

Mini Boys

Thomas Brown from the Ludlow Pony Club had a great day – not only did he win the class but also took home Best Shoot and Best Run. Archie Lynch (Flint and Denbigh) achieved Best Swim.

Mini Girls

Cheshire Hunt North’s Lana Booth won the Mini Girl class with Best Run. Best Shoot was achieved by Lucinda Evan’s from the Ludlow Pony Club with a fantastic 980!! Best Swim – Amy Morris (Wheatland).

Intro Boys

Harry Taylor (CHS) took home both a 1st place rosette and a medal for Best Run. Best Shoot – Haydn Gill (Sir WWW). Best Swim – John Griffiths (Ludlow).

Intro Girls

Holly Morris was one of the many members of the Ludlow Pony Club who performed very well  – not only did she win Best Swim but she also won the class! Best Shoot – Ellen Butler (CHS). Best Run – Zara Smith (EC).

Beanie Boys

North Shropshire’s Josh Bryers came in 1st place with both Best Shoot and Best Run! His fellow N.Shrops competitor Harry Timmis won the Best Swim.

Beanie Girls

Scarlett Gilruth (Sir WWW) had a brilliant day winning the Beanie Girls and taking home both Best Shoot and Best Run. Best Swim – Lleucu Newton (F&D).

Slightly Creased

Our Slightly Creased class was very well supported which was great to see! Overall Keith Billington (Waen y Llyn) took home the 1st place prize with both Best Swim and Best Run. Best shoot – Mandy Peffers (Waen y Llyn).

Well done to everyone who took part from the Area 5 Tetrathlon Committee. We shall look forward to seeing you all back at Mold Leisure Centre on Sunday 28th January 2018.

Congratulations to Judy Gleave

Congratulations to Judy Gleave on being awarded the 20+  Cubitt.

The Pony Club recognises the efforts of its volunteers if they have done 20 years plus of volunteering.

This is normally presented at a posh lunch in Stratford but Judy was unable to attend so it was presented at the Area 5 triathlon in Mold at the week end.

Judy has worked tirelessly for tetrathlon and in any capacity/ discipline asked.  Well done and thank you.