Fun triathlon chal­lenge for pri­mary school kids

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Close to 400 kids will tackle the Ful­ton Swim School’s Franklin Pri­mary Schools Triathlon on Fri­day, March 10.

The event will see young­sters swim, bike and run around the scenic Clarks Beach course, and or­gan­iser Daniel Ful­ton said he was look­ing for­ward to see­ing some happy faces cross­ing the fin­ish line.

‘‘There is a lot of work through­out the year that goes into this, from the vol­un­teer com­mit­tee and the event brings it all to­gether for the chil­dren in one awe­some day.

‘‘The high­light is al­ways see­ing the joy, pain and ful­fill­ment on chil­drens faces when they cross the fin­ish line and re­ceive their medals.’’

This will be the 11th year the triathlon has been held, and all pro­ceeds from the event get rein­vested back into sports within Franklin.

Ful­ton said it was im­por­tant chil­dren took part in events like this, be­cause it was a good ed­u­ca­tional ex­pe­ri­ence.

‘‘It’s about goal set­ting, get­ting out and be­ing ac­tive and ac­tu­ally achiev­ing some­thing that is a chal­lenge... They are all there to achieve some­thing spe­cial. It is no easy event with the swim­ming of­ten be­ing the tough­est out at the beach.

‘‘It’s al­ways a favourite day of the year for me. I ab­so­lutely love the event.’’

The Franklin Pri­mary Schools Triathlon will be held on Fri­day.

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