Another successful children’s indoor triathlon was held at Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex on 10 June, raising over £800 for Pilgrim Hospital. Fifteen children took part in the event, as well as two young people who entered the teen triathlon. Volunteers were also on hand to help with time keeping, counting swim lengths and distance logging.
Each competitor in the children’s triathlon had to swim, cycle and run for 10 minutes for each discipline, putting every ounce of their energy into each activity.
The teen triathlon took place immediately after the children’s triathlon and involved each competitor swimming, cycling and running for 15 minutes for each activity, again working hard to push themselves physically.
The organisers of the event, Scott Higgins and Martin Thompson, congratulated everyone who had taken part and presented them with a swim bag, a t-shirt and a medal, plus a well-earned bottle of water, a chocolate bar and fruit winder to restore their energy levels.
The parents of the children who took part commented:
“Jess absolutely loved it and she did really well!”
“Evie-May raised £200 and was so pleased to do it. She is not the sporty type but she wants to do more of it now.”
Event organiser, Scott Higgins, said: “This event is open to children of all abilities and gives them the chance to experience what a triathlon would be like. The format makes it achievable, but also quite challenging. It also allows participants to raise some money for a local charity. I’m happy that everyone finished with a smile on their face and vowed to come back next year to try and improve their scores from this year.”