8 June 2011

17-year-old City of Leeds Swim­ming Club mem­ber wins Men’s Junior Elite age group, plac­ing 7th overall.

The Blenheim Triathlon, which forms part of the British Triathlon Super Series was held on the 4th/​5th June 2011. City of Leeds Swim­ming Club mem­ber Gor­don Ben­son was com­pet­ing in the Men’s Junior Elite age group. The event con­sist­ed of a 750m swim, 20K bike ride and a 5k run.

Despite los­ing some time in his tran­si­tions Gor­don won the Men’s Junior Elite Blenheim Triathlon and came 7th over­all in a time of 01hr 01:49.

This result puts him at the top of the British Triathlon Super Series for the Elite Junior Men, a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment in his first year in this age group.

Gor­don has been select­ed to rep­re­sent Great Britain in the Euro­pean Triathlon Champs on 25th & 26th June 2011 in Spain, how­ev­er due to a clash with his stud­ies he will not be able to compete.

Despite this set­back Gor­don can still get selec­tion for the World Cham­pi­onships in Bei­jing through oth­er avenues.

We wish Gor­don the best of luck with in his bid to qual­i­fy for the World Championships.