Young stars prepare to start the show in Roundhay Park

09 June, 2017

Young stars prepare to start the show in Roundhay Park

The curtain will officially be raised on the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds tomorrow morning (Saturday 10), as hundreds of youngsters take on the swim, bike and run in and around Roundhay Park.

Some of Britain’s brightest young athletes will go head to head in the third round of the British Triathlon Youth and Junior Super Series (YJSS), following rounds in Bedford and the Welsh coast.

Hoping to maintain her unbeaten streak, Libby Coleman will look to make it third time lucky as she prepares to start in the youth girl’s race. In the youth boys competition look out for Dan Dixon, who like Libby is leading the YJSS standings going into this event.

In the junior race, Imogen Moroney returns to the scene that saw her take bronze in 2016. A quick swimmer, she’ll be making her 2017 series debut in Waterloo Lake tomorrow. Headlining the junior men’s field is Barclay Izzard, who lines up fresh from Great Britain Team selection for the ETU Triathlon Junior European Championships next weekend.

The day also features action from our youngest competitors, the TriStar 2 and 3’s. Aged 11-14, athletes from near and far will compete over 2 shorter distances, taking inspiration from their elite heroes that dive into the same waters some 24 hours later. With numerous regions looking to these events as part of their selection for Inter Regional Championship slots we’re set to see some fast and furious action at the front end of the races.

For more on the British Triathlon Youth and Junior Series, please click here.