Triathlon - Extreme weather for extreme athletes

RACERS from two families dominated as more than 50 youngsters braved scorching temperatures to swim, cycle and run in the second Buntingford Triathlon on Sunday. Buntingford Swimming Club s Kira Faik won the eight-year-olds race, her brother Callum won t

RACERS from two families dominated as more than 50 youngsters braved scorching temperatures to swim, cycle and run in the second Buntingford Triathlon on Sunday.

Buntingford Swimming Club's Kira Faik won the eight-year-olds' race, her brother Callum won the under-11 boys event - and Liam Faik was fifth in the under-13 boys' race.

Royston Swimming Club's Claire Erasmus replied with victory in the under-11 girls' race, her brother Hayden came first in the under-13 boys' event - and Emma Erasmus was second in the under-13 girls race.

There were also wins for Buntingford's Tom Carr in the under-15 boys' race and Millie Farmer - a member of Buntingford and Royston swimming clubs - in the under 13 girls' event.


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Broxbourne's Laura Medcalf won the under-15 girls' race and her club colleague Matt Vickers claimed the under-17 boys' title.

Organiser David Carr, a triathlete and coach at Buntingford Swimming Club, hopes the triathlon will become an annual event. Around 40 youngsters took part last year. A number of Buntingford swimmers have produced impressive displays at multi-discipline events this summer.

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