Junior event proves a big hit with over 40 entrants

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High Peak Triathlon Club was recently invited to organise a second children’s age group ‘Aquathlon’ as part of the Buxton Festival of Adventure weekend.

With over 40 local children taking part, the festival provided an ideal opportunity to showcase a live event taking place within the Pavilion Gardens.

Despite the event being held on a November afternoon the weather conditions stayed mild enough, with a cool blustery but fortuitously dry day throughout.

The event comprised of a swim followed by a run through the Gardens.

Each competitor swam an appropriate number of lengths according to their respective age group.

They then, upon exiting the pool, had to make the quick switch to the transition area.

Having donned running shoes and numbered tee shirts it was then into the Pavilion Gardens for a series of well-marked circuits, which culminates with the finishing line adjacent to the Buxton Pool.

Each competitor received a finishers’ medal and a goody bag while in addition each age group winner was awarded an engraved commemorative plaque.

The event was well supported by many parents and friends who voiced their encouragement to all who participated.

Having organised a similar event earlier this year, race director Krissie Ivings was again well pleased with the turn out and broad interest raised by this autumnal Aquathlon.

Full race results can be found by visiting High Peak Triathlon’s website at highpeaktri.org.