With the Castle Triathlon Series on course to host Europe’s biggest triathlon for children this year, 220 spoke to Maddy Carr Rushby to hear about why she’ll be racing again in 2012…
NAME: Maddy Carr Rushby
TRI CAREER: I did the Castle Howard triathlon, in the 8-10-year-old category, and it was a very lovely day.
I go swimming twice a week and then sometimes I go for a bike ride with my Dad. I only really run in the school playground.
FIVE THOUGHTS ON MY RACE:
My best bit of the race was running down the hill at the end and crossing the finish line. I felt amazed that I’d finished.
My worst bit of the race was in the beginning of the run because I was not used to it and I was tired.
I like tri because it is fun. There was a man who did it and he had one leg. I think he was great. And my Dad and sister Caitlin.
The equipment I used was my own bike: it is purple and it’s a Giant.
I didn’t wear my wetsuit, but they gave me a pink swimming hat and I also wore a tri-suit.
WHY I STARTED TRI:
I got into triathlons when they gave me a leaflet at school and my big sister saw it and said she was going to do it. Then later on my whole family (except my Mum) joined in too. This year my Mum says she’ll do it too. Some of my friends want to do it now as well. I want to do the Castle Howard triathlon again and this time stand on the podium.
For more on the Castle Triathlon Series, head to www.castletriathlonseries.co.uk.