Junior Triathlon success

Elodie Burdett was back in action this weekend representing Team Kennet in her 2nd ever triathlon at the Bristol & District Junior event held at Henbury leisure centre. A very strong swim followed by a super slick T1 saw Elodie in the lead half way through the bike leg. Pushing the pace in tricky wet conditions saw Elodie go over the handlebars on one of the downhills. Coming into T2 in last place, she put the hammer down and ran herself up to 3rd with the fastest run split of the day in her age group and just 7s off 2nd place.

Junior Tri

Team Kennet Junior triathletes have been out competing in several events, The Kuijten Brothers travelled to Leatherhead to take part in the MHS Go Tri, in the Tri Start boy race Josh came in 1st place, while older brother Reuben took part in the Tri Star 1 age group coming home in 6th place and oldest Brother Ethan in the Tri Star 2 ag group battled his way through to take another win for the Kuijten Family.

At Dorney Lakes, it was the Girls that took part in the Barnes Eton Dorney Kids Triathlon, Kirsten Fraser was the best placed club athlete in the Tri Star 3 age group coming home in 6th place in 26.02 which comprised of a 300m lake swim, 5km Bike and 2.4 Km Run, Emma Davies came home in 26th place in a time of 33.52

Anna Hall took part in the Tri Star 2 age group coming home in 16th place with a time of 27.33

Junior Triathlon

Team Kennet Family of Boys The Kuijtens took part in the Milton Keynes Duathlon on Sunday. Ethan 7th, 6th male overall in the u13 age group, Reuben 15th, 13th male in Tri Star 2, and Josh 4th- 3rd male in Tri Star 1

Oldbury White Horse Kids Tri

Two Team Kennet Girls took part in the Oldbury White Horse Junior Triathlon last weekend.

In Tri Star 1 Millie Davies came home 17th Female in a time of 23.33 with a Swim of 4.38, Cycle of 10.48 and run time of 4.34. In Tri Star 2 Anna Hall finished in 15th place in Females in a time of 23.46, her Swim was 4.43, Bike 11.23 and Run time of 5.50

UK Ultimate Triathlon

Team Kennets George Westall took part in the UK Ultra Triathlon only a handful of triathlons able to take place this year, George finished his epic Triathlon in a total time of 5hours and 6 minutes and 45 seconds, he Swam 1.2 miles in just under 40 minutes, rode his Bike 56miles in 2hrs 38mins and ran a half marathon in 1 hour 45mins, on his way round he was stopped by cows and Heavy rain slowed him down on the last 20miles of his bike Ride

National Biathle Championships

Kirsten Fraser took part in the National Biathle Championships on 4 August at Salford Quays, Manchester. This was her first ever Biathle. A Biathle is a run, swim, run event with transitions.

As a result of winning the Under 13 girls event she has been selected to represent Great Britain in the mixed relay and individual event in St Petersburg, Florida in October.

World Age Group Triathlon

Team Kennet had two athletes compete in the World Age Group triathlon championships held in Switzerland.

Gavin Mclaughlin took part in the 50-54 age group which saw him finish 24th out of 130 competitors and 4th British athlete home.
In the younger 35-39 age group Simon whatson was amongst some very elite men with some 150 competitors coming home in 79th place.

Twyford Duathlon

Five junior triathletes from Team Kennet competed at the Twyford Duathlon on the 12th of May.

Reuben Kuijten was our youngest competitor, and finished 13th in the Boys TriStars Start (8 years) age group, a great result considering a last-minute enforced bike change!

In the Girls Tristars 1 (9-10 years), Anna Hall was one of the youngest girls and had a great race, finishing in seventh place, showing very good pace on both of her runs.

We had three boys in the Tristars 1 (9-10) race, two strong runs helping Ethan Kuijten lead the way home in sixth place overall, followed by Harry Barnes in 26th and James Lake in 36th. 

It was great to see all Team Kennet competitors pushing themselves so hard and all finishing with a smile on their faces, the training must be paying off!

If any other kids in the club are interested in triathlon training, please send Bart an email: bart_kuijten@hotmail.com

Triathlon Race News

12/05/19 Immortal Triathlon (1900m / 56 miles / 14 miles)


Three TK athletes competed at The Immortal, based at a beautiful National Trust Property at Stourhead in Wiltshire. It was a beautiful day too, but a tough course. The swim was 2 laps of a picturesque lake in the grounds of Stourhead House. Phil was first of the TK athletes out of the water, followed by Emiliano and then Katie. Next was a 500m uphill run to Transition. This was to be first of many hills. The bike course was three laps of undulating country roads. The road was rarely flat, with lots of long grinding uphills followed by satisfying downhills. And the run – a rounded-up 14 miles rather than the usual 13.1 miles – was also three laps with along hill taking up about 1/3 of each lap. Overall, a challenging course, as evidenced by the winning overall time (04:52:24) which is a good deal longer than most middle distance races.


TK results are below. Notably, Katie was 4th in her age group. Also, both Phil & Katie were 3rd in the swim for their age groups.

Position Bib # Athlete Name Gender Gender Position AG Category AG position Swim T1 Cycle T2 Run Gun Time
77 55 PHILIP COWHIG M 69 50-59 8 00:31:35 00:09:23 03:26:58 00:02:00 02:12:46 06:22:41
112 67 Katie Reynolds F 16 40-49 4 00:34:32 00:10:29 03:39:54 00:04:50 02:26:07 06:55:52
134 58 Emiliano ESPINAR GARCIA-PEGO M 110 40-49 39 00:32:24 00:10:30 04:03:33 00:02:37 02:31:59 07:21:03


Other competitors included Mireille Cook (05:55:04) and Sue Van Huyssteen (06:42:48) who are both locally known to TK members, and both of whom finished 1st in their respective age groups.

19/05/19 Beale Beastie Triathlon (400m / 20km / 5km)

It was a good day out at The Beale Beastie for Team Kennet. A shortish but testing route saw Bart taking 1st veteran and 4th overall, Sammy 2nd women overall and 2nd in category, and super vet podium places for Mark D and Gavin. Simon was 8th overall, while Rog finished in the top five in his age categories.


TK results are below. Notably, as well as the age group positions above, Sam was 1st Female in the swim, 2nd Female in the run and 3rd Female on the bike. And finally, Bart, Mark D and Mark L all improved on their times in the same race last year.

Pos Bib No Name Time Category Cat Pos Gender Gen Pos Swim G/Pos T1 Cycle G/Pos T2 Run G/Pos
4 13 Bart KUIJTEN 01:06:38 Male Vet 1 Male 4 06:28.1 15 01:00.4 39:09.2 5 33 19:27.4 4
8 16 Simon WHATSON 01:08:34 Male Open 6 Male 8 06:27.3 14 01:47.8 39:58.9 9 35.7 19:44.0 6
13 8 Mark DUNSTAN 01:11:00 Male SuperVet 2 Male 13 06:17.6 11 01:21.1 39:51.9 8 45.4 22:44.3 30
17 12 Gavin MCLAUGHLIN 01:12:59 Male SuperVet 3 Male 16 05:52.2 6 54.9 43:31.7 25 52.4 21:47.8 19
25 27 Samantha DREDGE 01:16:20 Female Open 2 Female 2 05:59.5 1 01:57.0 45:14.6 3 55 22:13.9 2
28 35 Mark LITTLE 01:17:57 Male Vet 6 Male 26 07:01.7 20 01:50.6 45:28.7 34 54.7 22:40.7 25
33 14 Roger DAVIS 01:19:58 Male SuperVet 5 Male 31 06:34.4 16 02:01.3 42:32.0 20 59.7 27:49.9 62

Bonus Race News – Iron Man 70.3 Barcelona

At the international level, Marion Templeman scored an Age Group 1st place in Barcelona in a time of 05:41:50!