Joshua turned 15 in August which is the age at which he can race with seniors. On Sunday, Joshua did his first open water Sprint Distance Triathlon and he came 38th of 273 finishers. I am a proud dad
The swim was 750m in a lake and he did well in the mass start, surviving an impromptu headlock from a fellow swimmer in all the thrashing around!
His 22km bike went really well, as did his 5km run.
Family Green were out in full voice to cheer him round and our Tri club kept up the support. He loved the whole experience.
He now tells me he is looking forward to racing the Hart Sprint Distance triathlon next May as we can both race it and he is confident to whoop me!
I am a worried dad.