EXCITING young athlete Emily Watts has enjoyed putting her feet up over the holidays for a well earned rest.
It has been a very busy time since competing in November.
She has been overwhelmed with the sponsorship from Raine and Horne Lithgow and thanks goes to Jaharn and Lynette for their support and thanks also go to the Workmens Club for their contribution.
Emily is looking forward to showing off her new Tri suit next year in what will be a big year with WRAS in 2014.
In late November Emily made the trip to Challenge Forster with the weather less than ideal and challenging for all competitors.
She competed in the enticer distance consisting of a 300m swim, 8km ride and 2km Run, suffering a few costly mishaps in transition that hurt her overall placing — but showed promising technical skills in the ride leg.
Emily was placed ninth in her age group and learned some valuable lessons for her next challenge.
The weekend of December 14 and 15 had Emily travelling to Kurrajong to compete in the 3000m for the Lithgow Little Athletic Club in the Zone Championship.
After a big week of training, Emily came out strong and coasted into the lead for her age, sitting on the shoulder of first place.
At the bell lap, Emily surged ahead and blew away the field with a very strong finish.
She backed up her success at the Bathurst Triathlon — a 250m swim, 12km bike and 2km run — and finished well against some strong adult competition finishing sixth.
Finally, on December 21, Emily competed with the Penrith Triathlon Club at the Regatta Centre at Penrith over the enticer distance.
After a much improved swim, she had a strong ride over the very fast bike course, with the temperature pushing 35.
The run was tough but she finished the year with a good race placing fourth female overall and second female under 17.
Her efforts are all the more meritorious considering Emily is 13 years of age and competes against triathletes many years her senior.
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