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Results of the Devon Schools Triathlon Cup

by Brendon Prince | June 02, 2015 | 0 Comments

Results of the Devon Schools Triathlon Cup 

Yr 3 & 4 Cup            1st Warberry Primary         2nd Canada Hill          3rd Stoke Gabriel

Yr 5 & 6 Cup             1st Warbaerry Primary      2nd Stoke Gabriel        3rd Whiterock

Yr 7 & 8 Cup             1st TBGS                          2nd St Peters               3rd Coombeshead

Yr 9 & 10 Cup           1st TBGS                          2nd Cuthbert Mayne    3rd Colyton

 

The Devon Triathlon Cup took place at the English Riviera VeloPark Triathlon organized by GeoPark Adventure. 39 schools were represented by 140 children at the endurance race that involved a continuous swim, bike & run at Clennon Valley, Paignton. This is the first year a competition in triathlon has been available for schools and competitors came from all four corners of the County. Brendon Prince Head of Outdoor Education at TBGS was very pleased with his schools performance ‘TBGS had 10 students entered into the competition who are talented at one or more of the event disciplines so it was great to see them take part and do well in all three!’. ‘It was exciting to see schools from Exeter, Plymouth and North Devon enter teams into an event that looks set to grow every year’. There were tremendous individual performances but both Warberry Primary and TBGS had the greatest consistency with both schools having three or more competitors in the top 10 for each of their entered categories.

 

Warberry Primary had a category winner in the form of Henry Sanderson who won the Tri Stars 2 (11/12 year olds) category as one of the youngest competitors. Another ‘trihard’ competitor for Warberrys who is the youngest in his group was Ted Vian who came 6th out of 43 (Tri Star 1 9/10 year olds). Ted’s older brother represented TBGS, coming 7th in the TriStar3 (13/14). Following in the footsteps of father Andy Vian who recently competed in the ultimate of endurance competition, Marathon des Sables, finishing in the top 50 amongst thousands of competitors. Could the Vian boys be the next Brownlee brothers say Brendon Prince. Prince is also the team coach for the Torbay Triathlon squad to enter the Devon Youth Games Triathlon in July. Prince is overwhelmed by the talent available to the Torbay team and will start open water swimming with the squad in the next few weeks. He also said ‘we are so lucky to have triathlon competitions on our doorstep, without the support from local businesses (GeoPark Adventure, Aropec sports, Bay Cycles, Waitrose, Becky Bettesworth) and charities (Torbay Surf Life Saving club, English Riviera Global Geopark) and input from Torbay Council this legacy from London 2012 would not be taking place.

 

Tagged: cycling, Geopark, running, swimming, Triathlon

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