Triathlon: Lancaster youngsters represent region in Birmingham

Ben Winterburn and Emma Whittaker who represented the North West at the British Modern Triathlon Championships.
Ben Winterburn and Emma Whittaker who represented the North West at the British Modern Triathlon Championships.
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Two City of Lancaster Triathlon junior athletes represented the North West at the British Modern Triathlon Championships in Birmingham at the weekend.

Emma Whitaker and Ben Winterburn, both 13, took part in the event that consists of a 10-shot static shoot, a 100m swim and a combined shoot and run.

Emma finished seventh overall, starting well in the shoot and swim before outperforming the rest of the field in the combined event with an excellent run.

After a disappointing shoot, Ben recovered with an excellent swim as he took nearly three seconds off his personal best time.

He then managed to gain a few places in the combined event to finish 18th overall.