Ex­tra course adds event in­ter­est

Narrogin Observer - - Observer Sport - Tanya Had­low

There is an air of ex­cite­ment as com­peti­tors or­gan­ise teams and train for the an­nual Suns­mart Nar­ro­gin Triathlon, which is only two weeks away.

The an­nual triathlon is in its ninth year and the Nar­ro­gin Pri­mary School P and C has been hard at work or­gan­is­ing the event, with a few changes to the usual for­mat.

There has been an ad­di­tional course added to the event this year, slot­ting in be­tween the un­der-13 and open events.

There was a need for some­thing more chal­leng­ing than the in­tro course but not as daunt­ing as the open events for the 11-14-year age group.

It is also open to all ages and is per­fect for the older first-timer and the fun-run­ner to have a go.

The five cour­ses are: mini (50m swim, 750m bike, 500m run), in­tro (100m swim, 2.5km bike, 750m run), short course (150m swim, 5km bike, 1.25km run), mid­dle dis­tance (200m swim, 8km bike, 2.5km run) and long dis­tance (400m swim, 16km bike, 4km run).

The event will get un­der way at 8.30am and com­peti­tors in the mini event will be first out of the blocks, fol­lowed by in­tro and short course com­peti­tors.

The mid­dle and long course events will start at 9.30am af­ter the com­ple­tion of the first three events and pre­sen­ta­tions will be at 11.30am on the grass near the leisure cen­tre.

Health­way, pro­mot­ing the Suns­mart mes­sage, is the ma­jor spon­sor of the event, en­abling the pro­vi­sion of free hats for com­peti­tors.

En­try nom­i­na­tions are on­line and the reg­is­tra­tion link can be found at nar­rogin­pri­ma­ryschool.wa.edu, with pa­per en­try forms also avail­able at Nar­ro­gin Pri­mary School and the Nar­ro­gin Leisure Cen­tre.

En­tries will close on Fri­day, Novem­ber 10.

The event will be held on Sun­day, Novem­ber 12, at the Nar­ro­gin Leisure Cen­tre.

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