October is a hectic time for triathletes, and with the haze clearing, it was an opportunity to get in some serious racing.
Oliver and Matthew Trott were in action along with several other KLASS students who also performed admirably. Here is a short record of Oliver and Matthew's busy schedule and achievements:
10th October (Morning) - National Short Course Swimming Championships - 50m Backstoke Matthew Bronze medal
Matthew set a personal best in securing third place behind older competitors in the National competition before heading to Port Dickson.
10th October (4pm) - Port Dickson International Triathlon - U12 Triathlon (300m swim, 8km bike, 1.6km run) - Matthew Trott 1st place (RM300 and trophy)
Matthew wins by 2 minutes with a dominant display finishing just behind brother Oliver who was competing in the U15 category.
U15 Triathlon (300m swim, 8km bike, 1.6km run) -Oliver Trott 2nd place (RM200 and trophy)
Oliver was brought down at the end of the bike leg by an inexperienced rider, suffering neck and leg injuries. However, he got up to move from 8th place to 2nd with a gutsy run.
11th October - Spartan Run - U 14 Junior Race - Matthew 1st place (wins a trophy and sports watch), Oliver 3rd place (trophy)
Matthew times his run to perfection, passing his brother to clinch the win.
14th October - 7km Disabled Awareness Run, Puchong - Oliver 3rd Place (trophy)
Oliver gets some training in a midweek charity run against the adult runners.
17th October (Morning)- Sarawak International Triathlon, Miri - U15 Duathlon (2km run, 10km bike, 2km run) - Oliver 1st place (RM150), Matthew 4th place (RM50)
Oliver dominated the race from the start beating the senior competitors (U17) with Matthew performing well despite a leg injury at the beginning of the race.
17th October (Afternoon)- Sarawak International Triathlon, Miri - U20 Sprint Duathlon (1.5km run, 20km bike, 5km run) - Oliver 1st place (RM350), Matthew 8th place (RM50)
Great performance by Oliver to claim victory against the odds in his first sprint distance race. Matthew also made the podium despite running with injury. The race was held in dreadful conditions (high wind for the bike and torrential rain for the run).
The Trott brothers' week was special, and typified some excellent performances from KLASS youngsters in the various events.
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