Microgaming Junior Tri


What a difference a year makes.  Last year's Microgaming Junior Triathlon, held at the NSC in Douglas, was held in lovely warm sunshine 2 weeks after the big snow.  This year, the weather wasn't playing ball at all and when the day of the Tri arrived, it poured down.  This didn't deter 91 hardy young Triathletes who enthusiastically racked their bikes and got ready for the first discipline of the Swim.  The distances are all graded according to the children's age, with the youngest age group, 8 year olds starting first. The ages then go all the way up to 14 years. The swim in the pool, is immediately followed by a cycle around the NSC Raceway, and then after re-racking their bikes in Transition 2, the children head out onto the Athletics Track for the final element, the Run.  This is a great opportunity for the children to have a go at a multi-sport event and a real achievement to complete the course, particularly given the miserable weather. 


Thanks to all the staff at the NSC for their assistance in staging the event and to the many marshals without whom the event just wouldn't happen.

One of the children left a pair of White Shimano cycling shoes behind.  if anyone has found them please get in touch with Martin on 450288.