The 2021 Inter Regional Championships took place at Mallory Park, Leicestershire, on 11th September. Alba Smith-Pena competed in Tristar 3 representing the West Midlands: (Triathlon) 300m swim / 2.6km bike / 1.2km Run and classified for the B final. The best junior triathletes in the U.K. and Jersey competed on the day, and Alba finished 48th overall. It was a very good experience for Alba and she cannot wait to give it a go again next year, when she will still be in the Tristar 3 category.
The Black Country / Wombourne Junior Triathlon took place on Saturday 18th September which is part of the Triathlon England Junior West Midlands Series. BRAT had two competitors – Jemima Jackson and Alba Smith-Pena. Jemima came 3rd in her category which is a fantastic achievement. Unfortunately Alba did not see the official telling her that she was due the last two laps swimming and she did 2 and 1/2 laps more than she should have! Alba was 6th overall and she is determined not to make the same mistake again!