Over 450 young people aged 5-19 swam, ran and cycled their way through this year’s Trinity Triathlon last weekend.
Named Children’s Event of the Year in 2016 and London Region’s Children’s Event of the Year by Triathlon England for three consecutive years, the Trinity Triathlon is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK.
Now in its ninth year, the event continues to attract vast numbers of young participants from across the South of England, from as far away as Oxford and across the London region. This year, over 80% of participants were aged 14 or under.
Set up by Trinity School in the run up to the Olympic Games in 2012, with the support of the Crystal Palace Triathlon Club, the Trinity Triathlon has enjoyed growing success.
Over 80 volunteers from both the School community and Crystal Palace Triathletes helped on the day to ensure the Triathlon’s success. The event would also not take place without the support of Croydon Council and Transport for London in allowing the closure of Addiscombe Road for the morning.
Anastacia Long from Trinity School, Race Organiser, said: “This event is growing in popularity year on year and it could not take place without the support of the loyal band of volunteers who helped out.”
One of the parents said: “My daughter participated in the Trinity Triathlon on Sunday and had a wonderful time. We want to thank you and the team for hosting such an enjoyable and well-organised event. It was her first triathlon and she will definitely participate again next year.”
Registrations for next year’s event will open in November 2019. For more information visit www.trinity-school.co.uk/trinity-triathlon
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