Triathlon: Lancaster juniors beat off best of North West

The City of Lancaster Triathlon juniors from the 2014 Club Championship team.
The City of Lancaster Triathlon juniors from the 2014 Club Championship team.

City of Lancaster Triathlon’s juniors fought off competition from a host of clubs to be crowned North West Club champions for 2014.

COLT took the title by 26 points, pushing Mersey Tri into second place and Wigan into third.

10 Year old Rhys Ashton takes a decisive win in Tristar 1 to take the 2014 individual championship at the North West Club Championships.

10 Year old Rhys Ashton takes a decisive win in Tristar 1 to take the 2014 individual championship at the North West Club Championships.

Rhys Ashton, 10, led the way in the points table with a decisive win in the Tristar 1 race as he picked up the individual title for the 2014 race series.

Thomas Dowthwaite took third, Lewis Trowse 14th and Luke Leadbeatter 19th. The eight-year-old Tristart boys raced as a team with Archie Honeysett second, Annan Tiger Clarke fourth and George Wilby fifth.

For the girls Rhianna Sisson was third and Alexandra Craven 10th.

In the Tristar 1 girls, Kirsty Maher, nine, took ninth place with Pippa Darlington 17th and Madison Craven 19th.

In the longer Tristar 2 and Tristar 3 events for 11 to 12-year-olds and 13 to 14-year-olds respectively the swim distances go up to 200m and 300m. In Tristar 2, Lydia Shenton once again was superb on the swim and bike but could not hold off Tri Lakelands elite runner Molly Wren and had to settle for second.

Sasha Oldham again was solid at the younger end of the Tristar 2 field and finished eighth.

For the boys, Thomas Dugdale and Jake Edwards raced hard to take 12th and 13th.

In Tristar 3, Hannah Edwards, Steph Driscoll and Ruby Frankland provided the icing on the cake with second, third and fourth places.