June 24th Family Friendly Triathlon @ Giggleswick Junior School
Come and join us for another informal introduction to this amazing sport. We have our own photographer, local bike shop providing refreshments and maintenance, certificates and sweets for every participant. Parents can help as much or as little as they like. You will end up having a great workout as well!
Great Britain are the top nation in the world in triathlon with the Yorkshire-born Brownlee brothers sweeping all before them over the last few years. Currently the stars of a tongue-in-cheek advert for Yorkshire Tea, the brothers’ success has seen Leeds become a triathlon hotbed that will stage a second World Cup race in June.
Those with multi-sport aspirations don’t have to travel to the capital of Yorkshire to get their fix because Swim-Bike-Run-Fun comes to Ingleton and Settle in June and July in a couple of innovative family-friendly events that even cater for little ones who can’t really swim that much. Locals Jill Eccleston and Andy Mouncey have built a reputation over the last few years of providing fun and challenging holiday clubs and races to local kids in any combination of swim-bike-run they can think of – and this year is no exception.
When you’re 5 & 6 years old you have a ton of enthusiasm and not much skill to go with it. Well, that’s fine for these events because armbands, scooters, stabilizers and parents as swim-bike-run buddies are absolutely allowed.
So don’t come to these events if you want exact distances, digital timing and podium prizes. The bike course is off-road, the distances are there or thereabouts and mum or dad can help you with the changeovers. Come if you never have and come if you just want a blast and have something cool to talk about at school on Monday. Bring your nerves – we welcome them too – and we may even throw a relay for the grown-ups on the day so make sure mum and dad pack their swimmers as well.
Price: £10 on the day
Ages: 4-16 years
Distances: Various – and smaller than you think
More details www.runbikefun.co.uk
Contact Jill 07955 342 344 firstname.lastname@example.org or Andy 07799 063 115 email@example.com