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Kids of Steel swim, bike and run to victory

An early morning downpour and occasional rain showers didn’t stop 235 participants from shining at the annual County Kids of Steel triathlon Sunday morning.

This year marked the triathlon’s 10th year in Picton, with the largest number of participants from Prince Edward County at 74 kids. Belleville had the second largest amount of participants at about 37 while the remainder who swam, biked and ran were from the Quinte area and west of Trenton; Cobourg, Peterborough, Oshawa, Whitby and Toronto.

Four Prince Edward County athletes made it on to the podium Sunday including Kelli-Anne Maycock, gold in the 16 to 17 years-old category; Kim Pothier, silver in 16-17 years-old, Chase Colby, gold in 10-11 years-old and Cole Byford, silver in 6-7 years-old.

There were 48 participants in the ages 6-7 category. They swam 25km, biked 1.5km and ran 500m. Top three places for boys went to Haven Baker, Cole Byford and Chase Covell. Top three places for girls went to Rachel Howe, Whitney Milne and Reese Neuman.

There were 45 participants in the ages 8-9 category. They swam 50m, biked 4k and ran 1km. Top three places for boys went to Alex Ing, William McFadden and Triton Trueman. Top three places for girls went to Abigail White and Robin Howe, who tied for first place, Serena Shields and Abigail Richards.

There were 50 participants in the ages 10-11 category. They swam 100m; biked 6km and ran 1.5km. Top three places for boys went to Chase Colby, Nolan McReclis and Logan Garside. Top three places for girls went to Sierra Trueman, Samantha Garside, Rebecca Pearce.

There were 31 participants in the ages 12-13 category. They swam 200m; biked 8km and ran 2km. Top three places for boys went to Tynan Webb, Grant Black and Simon Scholey. Top three places for girls went to Nadiya Linde-Elmhirst, Hilary Johnson and Brianna Klein.

There were 14 participants in the ages 14-15 category. They swam 300m; biked 10km and ran 3 km. Top three places for boys went to Hunter Scholey, Adam Voutier and Joe Bardwell. Top three places for girls went to Anna Harris, Leah Oster and Anna De Leenheer.

There were three participants in the ages 16-17 category. They swam 300m; biked 10km and ran 3km. Top finisher for boys was Lucas Wiens and the top two for girls were Kelli-Anne Maycock and Kimberley Pothier.

Photos by Rebecca Juby

Tally-Wilkinson-RJ-4941Tally Wilkinson from Picton starting to do her run.

Justin-Richards-RJ-4969Justin Richards and other athletes start off their run.

Claire-Allen-RJ-5104Claire Allen jumps across the finish line.

Hannah-Millington-RJ-5145Hannah Millington runs through the mud puddle with a big smile on her face.

Arianna-Richardson-RJ-5220Arianna Richardson runs through the mud puddle.

Jordan-Macpherson-RJ-004Jordan Macpherson bikes around the pylons

Kim Pothier RJ 321Picton’s own Kim Pothier gets ready to hop onto her bike.

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