On August Bank Holiday Monday Ben represented Team South West at the Under 20’s British Triathlon Festival at Mallory Park in Leicestershire winning Individual Silver in the TS3 Boys age group as well as winning Team silver as part of Team SW.
The British Triathlon Championships is made up of 13 Regions: Scotland, Wales, North East, North West, Yorkshire, East Midlands, West Midlands, Eastern, London, South East, South Central, South West and Jersey. Each Region selects their top 3 athletes in each age category to represent their Region at this event. The swim takes place in open water, followed by a closed road bike section before the run. The distances in Ben’s age category of TS3 were 350m swim, 7km bike and 2.5km run. These distances are restricted according to their age group under the British Triathlon Federation.
Ben has now been awarded a place in the SW Regional Academy as part of the British Triathlon performance pathway and moves into the Youth age group with the aim of competing in the Super Series 2018.
Well Done Ben!