TAVISTOCK junior triathlete Pete Jarman took part in the Plymouth junior open water aquathlon which was held at Mount Batten

Pete competed in the 15-16 year-old age category.  The event started with an open water swim of 750 metres followed by a run to transition where the competitors took off their wetsuits and put on their running kit for the 4,000 metre run. 

In the swim there were only seconds  seperating the first three out of the water.   Pete took the lead which he extended in the run to win the event in a time of 23.31, more than a minute before the next competitor.  This was the fourth year in a row that Pete has taken first place in his age group.

Pete trains with Tavistock Swim Club, Tavistock Athletic Club and Tavistock Wheelers Cycle Club.

Pete took part in the Tavistock Athletic Club town relays with team members Sam Lane De Courtin, James Anderson and James Best.  The team, who all train with Tavistock Athletic Club won the junior event.

Pete has also been busy representing Tavistock Wheelers Cycle Club at various events.  The final of the Team Tor circuit races at Ilton in Somerset saw him win the series and he was presented with the winners jersey. 

Pete is the first Tavistock Wheeler to win a series.  He  took podium places at Perranporth (first), Barnstaple (third) and Bath (third) and had now gained dispensation to race in an older age category.  Pete also spent a day training with the regional racing squad at Bath, an event promoted by the Olympic talent programme.