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Sun Shines for Newton Stewart Tri Club Event

The sun shone for the autumn Aquathlon hosted by Newton Stewart Triathlon Club on Saturday.

Competitors came to the Merrick Pool from across the region to take part in the swimming and running event. Adults took part in both novice and sprint events, with the novice events attracting newcomers to triathlon trying a 250m swim followed by a 1.3km run.

Children’s events were split by age group, with categories starting as young as 8 and under.

Event organiser Lucy Gurling said “We are delighted with the support we got for the event from across Dumfries and Galloway. It is very family friendly and supportive, with everyone cheering everyone else on. Anyone interested in taking up triathlon can use our aquathlon as an opportunity to try out two of the disciplines combined; swimming and running.”

Results from the day:

Age 8 & under, female
1st – Brooke Stewart
2nd – Mamie Nicholson
3rd – Ffion Davies

Age 8 & under, male
1st – James McConnell
2nd – Will Barr
3rd – Oaklen Baird

Age 9-10, female
1st – Charley Service

2nd – Tessa Nicholson

3rd – Hazel Dempster

Age 9-10, male

1st – Carsen Baird

2nd – Tom Montgomery

3rd – James Moore

Age 11-12, female

1st – Maddie Barr

2nd – Beth McElrea

3rd – Alice Nicholson

Age 11-12, male

1st – George McGeoch

2nd – Thomas Simpson

Age 13-16, female

1st – Ella Simpson

2nd – Tilly Christie

Age 13-16, male

1st – Harry Barr

Novice Adult, female

1st – Nicole McGeoch

2nd – Alison Clark

3rd – Jude Anderson

Novice Adult, male

1st – Michael Flannigan

Sprint Adult – female

1st – Jemma McNeill

2nd – Claire Wilkinson

3rd – Hazel Cannon