Brownlee Triathlon at Fountains Abbey
The eldest NYP TriStars represented their club this weekend at the first Brownlee Triathlon at Fountains Abbey on Saturday 21st September. Miles Blakey, Jared Baldwin, Phoebe Greensit and Julia Morgan took part in the youth team event. Braving the 11 degree water in the deer park pond, our plucky team pitted their enthusiasm against the experience of some of the top young triathletes in the country, some of whom have represented GB. A deceptively hilly bike route and a scenic but undulating course which led runners to a triumphant finish through the ruins of the Abbey itself, tested all the team members, but left them feeling exhilarated and inspired.
Miles was the 5th youth male, finishing in a fantastic 44.19, and finished 99th overall. Jared was 102nd overall and 15 junior male, finishing in 44.28.
Phoebe finished characteristically smiley, receiving her finishers medal from the Brownlee brothers themselves finishing 6th in her category and 219th overall, with a time of 48.04.
Julia completed her first competitive triathlon, climbing a massive 169 places after her swim to finish in 219th position overall, with a finish time of 55.14.
Alastair and Johnny were on hand to offer advice and encouragement to the young triathletes and for many a photo call. We were all truly inspired.