Sunday, February 12, 2017

Weetbix Tryathon

There's a big kids event that takes place in Canberra which we've missed up until now - the Weetbix Tryathalon.

It's a short tryathalon race - 75 metre swim, 5km bike ride and 500 metre run in the style of a full size Triathlon. The focus is on fun though and nobody times the kids (in truth it would be a nightmare anyway) so it doesn't really matter if you end up first or last.

We had to be there early and we found good spots for our bikes. It was a beautiful sunny February day and the race got underway before the heat of the day really hit.

The kids went off in groups, so it was tricky trying to be all places at once (especially as there was only me - whereas other kids had an entourage of family members who could watch the swimming, cycling and running at various vantage points). Still, with a fair bit of running around I saw them take part in most things. Most incredible was the amount of pushy parents at what was pitched as a friendly/non competitive event.

Both Audrey and Eli had loads of fun. They knew a few other kids taking part and the day was both exciting and inspiring. Well done both of you, you made me proud.

pre-race anticipation
Audrey runs from the pool

Eli on his bike
Both the kids rode really well and overtook a lot of the field (non-competitive mind you)

Eli running for the line

with medal
With medal

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