Young triathletes invade Victoria Park
Charlottetown’s Victoria Park welcomed its first Triathlon P.E.I. Kids of Steel triathlon of the season on Sunday. The event had three age groups. The five- to sevenyear-olds completed a 25metre swim in the pool, biked one kilometre on the bike trail and ran 500 meters through the park’s wooded trails. The eight- to 10-year-olds swam 50 metres, biked 2.5K and ran 500 meters while the 11- and 12-year-olds swam 100 metres, biked five kilometres and ran 1,500 metres. Marian Grant, kids of steel (KOS) co-ordinator, said the people behind the scenes deserve much of the credit for the day. “A big thank you goes out to all volunteers and officials, particularly race director Pat Ellis who made this event so successful,” said Grant. “We couldn’t offer these KOS events without (their) assistance and we appreciate (their) support in the growth and development of triathlon in Prince Edward Island.” The next KOS triathlon is Sunday in Summerside at the Tri-Lobster Triathlon, which is part of the Summerside Lobster Carnival. Details, registration and more at www.tripei.com, or contact Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 902-626-8360.