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In the footsteps of the Brownlee brothers

Amealia Chrispin news

On Saturday Amelia attended the joint Yorkshire Regional Academy and Talent squad trials.

The Regional Academy is the first purely performance focused and selective step in the foundations of the triathlon talent pathway in England and GB. It has been historically for athletes 14-18 years old who meet the required standards. The Talent squad supports the process by providing opportunities for athletes aged between 13-17 who are considered too young for the Full Academy or just outside the required standards.

Over 50 eager athletes turned up on the day, hoping to gain places in either the Academy or Talent Squad,. The day was split into three points graded tests all based on individual effort.

1500m track run

200m pool swim

5km road bike.

Amelia performed well on the day, but yesterday she was still shocked and ecstatic to receive an e-mail offering her a place in the Full Yorkshire Regional Academy for the 2018/19 season, still aged only 13.

She will be under the guidance of the Head Coach and his team who work with the national talent pathway staff and regional committee to deliver a programme of support to the best young triathletes in the region. The Yorkshire Academy has a great history of producing elite triathletes including among them, the Brownlee brothers.

 

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