Triathlon is for the kids

THE inaugural Junior Triathlon is all set for this Sunday, December 7, at the Lake Ainsworth Sport and Recreation Centre, Lennox Head.

The triathlon is for primary school-aged children, from Kindy to Year 6, with an emphasis on participation and fun. Children entered in the triathlon are coming from Byron Bay, Bangalow, Lennox Head and Ballina.

This non-profit event being run for the community was orchestrated by Lennox Head local Joanne Scotcher.

Joanne, a keen athlete, was inspired by her own active family - Steve, Charlie and Ava - to host an event for the locals as there is no such event in this area, particularly for young children. Participants in the Kindy-Year 3 event will compete in a 50m swim, 3km bike ride and a 1km run. Children in the Year 4-Year 6 category are required to complete a 200m swim, 6km bike ride and a 2km run.

Marshalls for the event have been recruited from the Ballina Triathlon Club as well as other local enthusiasts.

Joanne has also been fortunate to secure the support of local businesses such as Rous Water, Lennox Head Dental, Sunrise Cycles and Country Energy to provide prizes, trophies and a goodies bag for the entrants.

The triathlon commences at 8am, with all locals being invited to attend.


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