Youngsters are invited to register for this year’s Junior Triathlon, which takes place on Sunday July 1st from 10 am at Crewkerne Aqua Centre and Henhayes Sports Field. The event is now in its 19th year and is open to children from 8 years to 15 years of age. Activities include swimming, cycling and running. Distances which competitors are required to swim, cycle and run, are set for each age group. There are four age categories: 8 yrs, 9-10 yrs, 11-12 yrs and 13-15 yrs. Minimum distance requirements for an 8 year old entrant are set at 25m for swimming (one length of the pool), 600m for cycling and 300m in the running section.
All the competitors will receive a souvenir t-shirt and a medal, with the winners awarded trophies. The Junior Triathlon is organised by the Crewkerne Triathlon Management Group. A spokesman said: “It is intended to be a fun event for junior athletes, which engenders friendly competition. It should be enjoyed by the last finishers as much as by the winners.” Entry forms are available from the Aqua Centre and from the town hall. They can also be downloaded from www.aboutcrewkerne.co.uk/junior-triathlon Competition fees are £8 per entrant, which include membership to the British Triathlon Federation, during the competition. Closing date for entries is Friday June 22nd. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org