Season wrap from Emily Irvine
Recently, a large group of Triathlon Tauranga's youth athletes travelled down by car and ferry or plane to Nelson where we competed in this year Secondary Schools Triathlon Champs which was held on Rabbit Island. The youth academy as a whole performed very well at this event with great performance improvements from earlier events leading up to nationals.
Following Secondary Schools Champs, a remainder of these athletes drove up to New Plymouth to compete in the Junior Oceania Champs which provided these athletes with more great race experience and a great way to finish off the tri season! Our junior athletes were able to perform incredibly well at these events with the support from Triathlon Tauranga, the youth Academy (run by Chris and Andrew) and also Smith Sport Shoes Tauranga for providing the amazing gear. Through this, we have been able to have a great couple of weeks and training and racing to top of the end of the season and to help us into improving more for next season!