Our last weekend of the youth triathlon season kept us very busy with two races back to back. Saturday, October 10 was the Five Star Triathlon Championship. Many of our athletes qualified at various races through the season. They did add an open division as well which allowed some of our newer athletes to compete on this day as well. The race was held in Clarkesville, GA in an indoor pool with challenging bike and run on the hills of Northeast Georgia. We are proud of all our racers – Simon Casey, Jenna Champer, Carter Fowler, Caiden Fowler, Freeman Chamblee and Jack Chamblee.
Some of our TriKids were also competing in the GA Milesplit Cross Country 3K Challenge at Athens Christian on October 10th. Caroline Duncan and Ellie Gayer brought home impressive finishes on a rainy, muddy course helping their team, Malcom Bridge Middle School, to a 2nd place finish.
The rescheduled Senior Division race of the Atlanta Kids Triathlon took place on Sunday, October 11th. Even with the date change, we had a great group of athletes ready to compete. It is much different racing in October instead of August, but these kids did not let a little chill stop them. The XClass division raced first with Caroline Duncan, Addie Hayes, Jack Hayes Jenna Champer and Keaton Tsepas Buccier. The age group race followed with Emma Champer, Lindley Hawks and Carter Fowler. As always, the Atlanta Kids Tri brings tough competition from around Atlanta and the Southeast and our TriKids brought home great results.
Many of our kids are well rounded competing in football, soccer, horseback riding and dance when they are racing in triathlons. We are looking forward to some great off season training filling in our racing gaps with local 5K races and year round swim meets.