Local Riders Triumph in Midlands Junior Duathlon

Local Riders Triumph in Midlands Junior Duathlon

More than 250 young athletes from around the Midlands competed in a Junior Duathlon on a closed circuit at Darley Moor race track in Ashbourne on Saturday.

The event was open to young people aged eight to 16 as part of British Triathlon’s East and West Midlands Junior Race Series. It been organised by HUUB Events in partnership with junior triathlon clubs – Derby’s HUUB Sports Academy and Ashbourne-based Peak Performance.

As well as individual trophies, the times recorded by the young athletes also contributed to the regional scores and the overall trophy went to the East Midlands who scored 1,700 points compared to the West Midlands’ 450 points.

Competitors started with a run before transitioning to a cycle stage and then completing the final run distance.

Several families also took the opportunity to camp overnight free of charge at the race track and then took part in a duathlon for 17-year-olds and over at the venue the following day organised by Crazy Legs Events. 

HUUB Events Race Director Claire Duffin explained: “Although we are best known for organising the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, we are developing a programme of different events both locally and across the UK which appeal to all age groups and abilities.

“It was fantastic to see so many children taking part and enjoying the sport and especially that we had a combination of first timers as well as club athletes.

“We were delighted to be teaming up with the HUUB Sports Academy and with Peak Performance who share our ethos of making sport accessible to all – particularly in the triathlon elements of swim, cycle and run.”


The results were:

Tri-Star Start age category:

Fastest male: Ozzy Bestwick (8) from Bewdley, Worcestershire

Fast female: Lottie Lissaman (7) from Langham, Nottinghamshire


Tri-Star One age category:


1st Rebecca Vanaardt (9) from Loughborough

2nd Freya Lester (10) from Derby

3rd Edie Bott (8) from Barrow on Trent


1st Tyler Broome (10 from Tuxford, Nottinghamshire

2nd Emerson Barbosa (9) from Lincoln

3rd Dillon Preece (8) from Scarcliffe, Bolsover


Tri-Star Two age category:


1st Amelie Chrispin (12) from Newark

2nd Amelie McCann from Leicestershire

3rd Flo Lissaman (11) from Langham, Nottinghamshire


1st Henry Williams (11) from Shropshire

2nd Daniel Vanaardt (11) from Loughborough

3rd Thomas Dixon from Lutterworth



Tri-Star Three age category:


1st Lizzy Edge (13) from Nottingham

2nd Lizzie Webster (13) from Darley Dale

3rd Jodie Ruane (13) from Worcestershire


1st Tim Hattee (12) from Rutland

2nd Jamie Kennerson (13) from Hinckley

3rd Alex Veloso (13) from Solihull


Tri-Start Youth age category:


1st Alice Crane (14) from Little Eaton

2nd Eden Schiller (14) from Leek

3rd Madeleine Wood (14) from Lincoln


1st Louix Tzivortzis-Foskett (14) from Shopshire

2nd Harrison Lee (15) from Stoke

3rd Lewis Edge (14) from Nottingham


Trophies were presented by Dean Jackson, founder and owner of triathlon kit designers HUUB and co-founder of the HUUB Academy.

For more information about future events planned in the area, please visit www.huubevents.com

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