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Youngsters invited to take part in mini-triathlon in Burntwood

A thousand youngsters in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to take part in a mini triathlon.

Burntwood Leisure Centre
Burntwood Leisure Centre

The 2019 Staffordshire Mini Tri takes place at Burntwood Leisure Centre on 20th June.

It is aimed at youngsters in school years three to seven, and will see them take on a 75m swim, a 1km bike ride and a 500m run.

The event is being organised by the Triathlon Trust with support from Central England Co-op.

Mike Jubb, chief executive of the Triathlon Trust, said: “This is a fun and free way for children to experience all three aspects of triathlon in a safe environment.

“We provide the bikes – or scooters for non-cyclists – and helmets, and every child receives a medal when they cross the finish line.

“Triathlon offers something for everyone and we encourage schools to bring their whole class, even the non-swimmers and those who cannot ride a bike.

“We also welcome youngsters with physical disabilities or special educational needs and will work with schools to give these children the best experience possible.

“We cannot wait to welcome hundreds of youngsters to this event.”

Places can be booked at www.triathlontrust.org.

James Knight, community relations officer at Central England Co-op, said: “It is fantastic to be able to support this great event for a second year running and we hope that 1,000 youngsters will be able take part, have great fun and keep fit.

“At Central England Co-op, we are proud to be a responsible retailer that looks to work with young children and their parents to highlight the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

“The mini-triathlon has proven to be a great way to get youngsters to think about being healthy and keeping active, while also being hugely enjoyable for the children taking part.”

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