'Hedgehogtri and Kidstri' . .
. . was formed in 1997 by Paul Hedger, at that time working for Wealden District Council as Centre Manager at Uckfield LC, the first event was the Uckfield Aquathlon. Since then Paul has set up and organised events at venues all over the Sussex area, from village runs to Triathlons with over 600+ competitors.The races and club he helped set up still run today,
After a time working on other projects Paul has returned to race organising in 2010 (although he was still involved with events up to this time, notably Brighton & Sussex Triathlons).
The Kidstri series was staged for the first time in 2012. A collection of events for young people between 8-14yrs of age.Encouraging all to try the sport out for the first time in the Olympic year. Alistair Brownlee and his brother Johnathan won the gold and bronze medal in the Olympic Triathlon in August and the interest peaked. Johnny went on to win the World Triathlon Champs in Auckland in September which helped continue the interest in all things Triathlon.Further success in the World's in 2013 gave us a female champion in Non Stanford. All of this helps to inspire our children.
Paul & Non Stanford
Triathlon England Level 2 Coach, ASA Swimming Teacher, ISRM Event Manager, Triathlon England Race Organiser's Course, Power safety boat, Kayak & sailing qualifications, Triathlon England Regional Race Official .
Johnathon Brownlee and Paul