Seven triathletes from Isle of Wight Triathlon Club travelled to Yorkshire for the Castle Howard
Triathlon. Lottie-Rose Van der Helstraete competed in the sprint distance (750m lake swim, 23km
cycle, 5km run). She was 9th female overall out of 90 competitors and 5th in the under 40
category. In his first year of the youth category, Ben Van der Helstraete came 6th out of 19
competitors in his 500m swim, 8km bike and 2.4km run. Coach Mark Jenkinson completed the
standard distance triathlon (750m swim, 43 km cycle and 10.5km run) and finished 23rd in his
category out of 56 competitors.
Katie Bunn and Jasper Jenkinson both completed the age 11-12 triathlon event. Katie just missed
out on a podium with a brilliant 4th place out of 45 girls. Jasper placed a great 11th place out of 52
boys with another year to go in the same category.
In the Tristar 1 event (age 9-10), Emily Bunn and Elsie Jenkinson both did fantastically well, again
in their first year of this age group. Emily came 5th with a superb swim section and Elsie came 11th
out of 25 showing what she was capable of on her bike leg particularly.