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SISS Triathlon Championships - Oamaru

SISS Triathlon Championships

Andrew Willmott —

Glass half full, or was it half empty? While there was some beautiful weather (again) for racing and good results by everyone, a strange disqualification of our intermediate team left us feeling a little deflated despite a great day.

In the Junior boys' Triathlon, Harry Summers continued his fine season winning the individual trophy. Similarly, the Intermediate boys (James Howard and Jacob Willmott) and Senior boys duathlon (Oliver Bixley and Matthew MacDonald) teams got to stand on top of the podium.

In his debut race as an individual, Liam Higgins, finished third in the Senior Duathlon.
As mentioned earlier, the Intermediate Triathlon team (Eddie Wright, James Gardner and Ronan Melville) won their category but were disqualified after James rode an extra lap on the bike and 'didn't ride the correct course'. An unusual interpretation of the rules but a good learning experience and another solid performance. 

Thanks to all the parents who came up and supported their sons and siblings.