Kidstri Events 2016 - a reprise . . . .2017 entries open 1st Nov.
The season is now complete for 2016 and we thank all those that have taken part in the events this year. What's more the weather was also good for all of them and that is a first.
On the KIDSTRI events we had record turnouts at East Grinstead & Horsham Triathlons with many more new novice competitors than in previous years. Billingshurst in July saw the change to a Duathlon and although a reduced number competed it was enjoyed by all taking part in something slightly different.
In September we were In Bognor Regis for the first time which went down very well with a ready made transition area and a nice FLAT large sports field as well as a large 8 lane pool. To finish off a week latter we were at the lovely Roedean School in Brighton for the Aquathlon. A breezy day and a tough run on the hilly sports field.
Our charity this year is Chestnut Tree House and they will be getting £430.00 raised through the raffle at each of the triathlons. The main prize in each raffle was a new road cycle which was sponsored by InGear Cycles, based in Forest Row, E. Sussex my thanks to Pete Roberts for helping 4 children hopefully improve their cycling now that they are proud owners of a new machine.
There was a KIDSTRI Series this year for the first time, with winners in each Tristar and Youth categories and overall winners Harry Lee (swim 1st TC) and Devon Moffatt (Kidstri Training) get to hold the Vera Tigg Cups for 12 months, well done to them. All the winners can be viewed on this LINK.
Finally, most of the children's events this year had help from local clubs to help ensure they ran smoothly, this assistance is imperative and I hope more clubs will step up to the mark to assist in 2017. This year my thanks goes to East Grinstead Tri Club (for East Grinstead), Horsham Tri Club (for Horsham) and Horsham Amphibians Tri Club (for Billingshurst). It is great that adults triathletes want to give something back to the sport and help the young people get hooked on triathlon just like we all are.
My last thoughts are of thanks to the friends & family volunteer that have assisted me at all the events this year. The Hedgehogtri Team, THANK YOU!
Join us in 2017
Events for 2017 are currently being arranged and details will be out soon, with entries being taken on the 1st weekend in November with great discounts.
Each race competitors are started individually so the race is against the clock and not each other, so no young person is first OR last until the results are declared at the end of the event.
Own roadworthy, checked cycle and cycle helmet are required. All venue, course maps are on this site. All first aid covered and events permitted by Triathlon England(TE). A Race Technical Official will be present during the race to ensure fair play.
This year we will holding a raffle at each triathlon/ duathlon event for new children's racing cycle
from InGear Cycles with a new cycle helmet and free fitting session.
Plus their will be series winners (3 out of 5 events) in Tristar/ Youth age categories.
Working with Anthony Shaw and Cumnor House School, Danehill. We are able to offer some training sessions November - December 2016. Each session open to 9-14yrs who can swim 50m front crawl continuously.
All registered with Triathlon England, Two level 2 Triathlon Coaches. Each session 45min in pool, 45min indoor fitness, run and bike skills. DETAILS HERE, limited spaces. email us
NEW DATES ANNOUNCED. (03/10/16) November 5th & 19th, December 3rd & 17th (Saturdays) DETAILS HERE