I made a mistake in the 9-10-year-old girls’ results – Kezia Elliott should have come second – I typed her swim start time in wrong – my fault! I’ll get a new trophy made up for her and in the post.
Many thanks to all my marshals – once again you made the day!? It always amazes me that when I say I’m short of a few marshals that so many offer to help and turn up on the day – if only for a short period of time.? Every little helps!
99 children aged between 8 and 16 took part in the seventh Penzance Aquathlon, organised by Mounts by Harriers, swimming and running various distances according to age, and what an amazing day ? the sun shone for the whole of the event and the prize giving actually could be held outside!
Although conditions under foot were very wet and muddy all children bar one managed to complete the course.
There were only seconds between the winners of the different age categories ? the level of competition was extremely high.
For quite a few children this was their first experience of a multi-disciplined sports? event. Most of them were good swimmers or runners but putting the two together isn?t easy ? especially in the transition area where you come out of the pool and have to quickly put on trainers and t-shirt and go off for the run (with no help from parents or marshals). All the children managed this although there were a few t-shirts which did not quite manage to be pulled down!
All the parents were shouting out encouragement to the children as were the marshals. Loads of clapping and cheering was given to those children where swimming wasn?t their forte but they persevered and completed the required number of lengths to finally go out onto the run.