Young competitors take centre stage at weekend of events

Lucia Mosca, Beatrice Pauley, Livio Mosca, and Dominic Pauley.

Lucia Mosca, Beatrice Pauley, Livio Mosca, and Dominic Pauley. - Credit: Archant

Triathlon It was a successful weekend for the younger members of the BRJ Run and Tri Club as they competed against some of the best young competitors in the region at the Ipswich Junior Triathlon.

Lauren and Jodie Elliott, BRJ competitors.

Lauren and Jodie Elliott, BRJ competitors. - Credit: Archant

The club fielded two sets of siblings in the race, which features swimming, cycling and running elements, and there were strong performances from all competitors in a fiercely contested event.

Beatrice Pauley, age 12, finished first in the TS2 girls race, while brother Dominic, age 10, finished second in TS1 boys race, just 30 second behind the winner.

Lucia Mosca came 15th in the TS2 girls race, while brother Livio, age 9, came 15th in the TS1 boys race.

Also taking place at the weekend was the annual Ely Aquathlon at Kings Ely, in East Cambridgeshire, in which four young BRJ members took part.


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Isabel Moore, age 10, finished second in the tristar 1 girls race, Edward Cochrane, age 13, was first in tristar 3 boys race, Freddie Spavins, age 9, was fourth in tristar 1 boys race, and Daniel Moore, age 12, was fourth in tristar 2 boys race.

Elsewhere, there were a number of strong finishes for young BRJ competitors at the Ironkids Aquathlon – a race featuring a run and a swim – at Zell am See, in Austria.

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BRJ had two podium places with Lauren Elliott finishing second girl in the 2002 birth year group and Jodie Elliott finishing in second in the 2006 year group.

Havanna Miller finished fourth in the 2002 year group, Lilly O’Dell finished fifth in the 2003 year group, Louis Miller finished ninth in the 2004 year group, and Ruby O’Dell finished sixth in the 2009 year group.

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