Successful Area 5 competitors at the recent Area 4 qualifier in Crosby.
Congratulations to the following who have all qualified for the Milton Keynes triathlon at the Area 4 and Area 7 qualifiers:
- Mini – Beatrice Taylor, Rufus Taylor, William Stone, Freddie James
- Junior – Annabelle James
- Intermediate – Russell Wingfield
Area 5’s own qualifier is in Mold on Sunday 26th February 2017 and entries close on 15th February 2017.
Over the weekend of 9 and 10 July a number of Area 5 members took part in the Tetrathlon Competition at Warwick. For the Open, Intermediate and Junior classes these were the qualifiers for the Championships and I’m delighted to say that Area 5 will now be well represented at the Champs. Those qualifying were:
- Open – Ben Read
- Intermediate – Toby Johnson and Russell Wingfield
- Junior – Freddie Ashworth, Hamish Peffers, Orla Stott, Keeva Stott, Annabel James and Ella Booth.
A big well done to all of them and I hope they are all looking forward to competing at Bishop Burton in August.
Warwick once again put on fantastic courses for our younger members so that minis, tadpoles and tiddlers all had their own competitions. A further fifteen Area 5 members took part in these classes, with some excellent results. A special mention should go to Beatrice Taylor who beat 19 other mini girls to win her class.
As well as a thoroughly enjoyable competition many of the riders camped on the Saturday night and joined in the Area 5 (and friends) barbecue. Thanks to all those who provided the facilities for this – gas barbecue, fire pit, tables and chairs as well as the food, drink and company; what more could we want?
Congratulations to the Wales and Borders team which came 2nd in the recent Tetrathlon at Royal Windsor, and especially to Freddie Ashworth of Cheshire Hunt South who was second individually and won the run.
The standard was very high with barely any faults in the show jumping, which took place in front of a much bigger crowd than we usually have for tetrathlon events.
The NFU Mutual Winter Triathlon Championships were held on Sunday 13th March at Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes. 260 competitors from around the UK took part in the Minimus, Junior and Open competition. Area 5 had 17 competitors that had successfully achieved a place to compete at this event, all of whom performed extremely well on the day!
We had a number of highly placed competitors that deserve a special mention.
Harrison Aspinall (Cheshire Hunt South) – 1st place – Minimus Boys
Harrison had a fantastic day achieving 1st place in a class of 49 boys. He received a medal for the best swim in his class.
Freddie Ashworth (Cheshire Hunt South) – 3rd place – Junior Boy
Freddie achieved 3rd place in a large class of 42 boys. He received a medal for the best run, running 1500m in 4 minutes and 55 seconds!!
All of our Senior Boys came in the top 20 places with Russell Wingfield (Aberconwy) achieving 7th place and Toby Johnson (East Cheshire) coming a very close 8th by only 6 points.
We also had great success within the team competition with our team of Freddie Ashworth, Harrison Aspinall, Beatrice Taylor (Cheshire Hunt South) and Neisha Roberts (Flint and Denbigh) coming 4th out of the 54 teams that were entered.
A really big congratulations to all of our Area 5 competitors who qualified to achieve a place to compete in the competition and were great ambassadors for the Area.
Quiz sponsored by The NFU