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A run, swim and a bike to bronze

St Paul’s had six teams competing at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Teams Triathlon Championships, which was held at the Lake Karapiro Domain on Tuesday, 19th March.

In the under-14 division, we were represented by Boston Tordoff in the swim, Jackson Dwyer in the bike and Matthew Chanwai in the run. Their race consisted of a 250m swim, a 12km bike and a 3.2km run. The boys raced solidly to finish midfield in their age group.

We had two boys teams and one girls team competing in the under-16 age group. Their race consisted of a 500m swim, a 15km cycle and a 3.2km run. In the boys A team we were represented by Samuel Peoples in the swim, Thomas McAdams in the bike and Oliver Larcombe in the run. The B team consisted of Boston Tordoff, Toby Finlayson and Ben McGregor. The girls' team consisted of Grace Kingsnorth, Ellie Deane and Jessica Scatchard. The boys A team raced well to place third. The girls' team finished a close fourth.

In the under-19 division, we were represented by Ben Littlejohn, Jack Deane and Trey Lincoln. The girls' team, consisting of Kaitlyn Sosa, Holly Rowan-Sanders and Darcy Hunter, put in a very creditable performance to finish third.


  • Under-16 boys' (Samuel Peoples, Oliver Larcombe and Thomas McAdams) - bronze
  • Under-19 girls' (Kaitlyn Sosa, Holly Rowan-Sanders and Darcy Hunter) - bronze