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AQUATHLON: Portland ace Perham triumphs in Birmingham
4:03pm Monday 19th August 2013 in Sport
CHRIS Perham earned a fantastic first place in the penultimate round of the British Triathlon Youth and Junior Super Series.
The event in Birmingham – the British Elite Youth and Junior Aquathlon Championships – comprised a 750m lake swim and 5km run.
Portland ace Perham led the field home in a time of 26.20mins and in doing so claimed the maximum 800 points to go towards his overall series total.
A few weeks prior to that, Perham competed with the elite seniors at the National Triathlon Championships in Liverpool.
On a hot day and a tricky course which included a 750m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run, Perham finished 15th in 59.57mins.
Australian Brendon Sexton, who competed at London 2012, won the event in 57.01mins with Aaron Royle the runner-up 20 seconds behind.
“The experience I get from racing in the same race as the seniors is so valuable for me to progress to senior level,” said Perham.