Seven members of the IOW Junior Triathlon Club were recently recently very lucky to be given the opportunity to go on a Young Activators Course funded by the IOW Sports Foundation. Their coach, Julie Van der Helstraete said “These youngsters are not only the sportsmen and women of tomorrow but also our next generation’s coaches”. The British Triathlon came over for a day and delivered this course to them – all fully fledged “young activators” now they can assist a qualified coach with coaching sessions and helping other juniors along their sporting paths. As always John Ward, from Fitness at Gurnard, gave the junior tri club his full backing and provided facilities for this course to take place, for which they are extremely grateful.
BTF SKILLS SCHOOL DAY – FRIDAY 3RD AUGUST
For all our juniors who have registered for our exciting skills school day with the BTF on 3 August, please can you download these documents (below) regarding the day and let me have back your medical consent forms ASAP? I need them before the day please.
Any questions, especially on logistics as ALL of our athletes need to be taken from the Pines to Northwood, please can you call/email/message me and not just post a message on FB in case I miss it. We will not be able to let juniors move from one venue to another on their own for safeguarding/safety reasons.
DASH AND SPLASH – YAVERLAND, JULY 2018
Fourteen of our talented young athletes entered the Rotary Club 5km Dash and Splash from Shanklin to Sandown – encountering a mere 49 groins to hurdle or swim round on the way, some decided swimming was the better option and for some more swimming was done then than in the morning swim session!
The event was won not only in the youth category but overall by our very own James Fletcher and Naomi Holdsworth won the Girl’s category.
Great fun event and slightly resembled cross country!
WOKING AQUATHLON : SEPTEMBER 2017
Five our our athletes travelled to Woking on the mainland to finish the season at the Woking Aquathlon. Great day out culminated with Mia Stilwell 3rd in the Tri stars 2 category and Lottie-Rose Van der Helstraete 3rd in the Tri Stars 3 category.
HORSHAM TRIATHLON JUNE 2018
Eight triathletes from the Isle of Wight Junior Triathlon club travelled early Sunday morning to Horsham to compete in the Horsham Triathlon and proved how hard they trained over the winter to give some great results in their second triathlon of the 2018 season.
Tristarts : Jasper Jenkinson, age 7 and the day before his 8th birthday!
Tristars 2: Benjamin Van der Helstraete and Eddie Johnson
Tristars 3: Lottie-Rose Van der Helstraete, Gethin Hepworth and Billie Williams
Youth section : Millie Williams and George Johnson
Link to the results http://www.hedgehogtri-events.co.uk/kidstri/results.php
HORSHAM JUNIOR TRIATHLON
Huge well done every one….very hard conditions today and lots learnt by everyone.