The Narrogin Primary School P&C triathlon has special junior sections to encourage the participation of younger children, so Hugh and Odette in the 9 years and under event swam 50 metres, cycled 800 metres and ran 400 metres. Bonnie was in the 13 years and under section and had to swim 100 metres, cycle 1200 metres and run 800 metres.
|Sophie offered high fives to Bonnie and her friend Amelia after their race.|
|Bonnie and Amelia at the finish line.|
|Bonnie coming in at the end of her race, followed closely by Amelia.|
|Bonnie at the end of her cycling leg.|
|Odette showing her race number drawn on her arm. They also wore electronic ankle bands for the timing.|
|Odette after she recovered from her race.|
|Bonnie completing her swimming leg.|
|Odette in lane 5 waiting for her race to start.|
|Hugh wouldn't let go of the side of the pool!|
Odette finished fourth in the girls 9yrs and under category, and she performed well in each of her three sections. Next year she will have to go up to the next category as she is already nine. Bonnie came third in the girls 13yrs and under category. Running is her strongest section, but she did well in cycling too. If she trains a bit more and perfects her swimming she should be a real star by the time she is thirteen!
It was such a great event that I am now looking for more triathlons to take the kids to. And who knows, one day I might be able to swim, cycle and run that far too!!