Over 500 young people aged 6-18 swam, ran and cycled their way through this year’s Trinity Triathlon.
Named Children’s Event of the Year in 2016 and London Region’s Children’s Event of the Year by Triathlon England for three consecutive years, the Trinity Triathlon is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK.
Now in its eighth year, the event continues to attract vast numbers of young participants from across the South of England, from as far away as Oxford and across the London region. This year, over 80% of participants were aged 14 or under.
Set up by Trinity School (Croydon) in the run up to the Olympic Games in 2012, with the support of the Crystal Palace Triathlon Club, the Trinity Triathlon has enjoyed growing success.
Over 80 volunteers from both the School community and Crystal Palace Triathletes helped on the day to ensure the Triathlon’s success. The event would also not take place without the support of Croydon Council and Transport for London in allowing the closure of Addiscombe Road for the morning.
Tim Deakin from Trinity School, Race Organiser, said: “This year’s event attracted more numbers than ever meaning we had to close entries early. It is growing in popularity year on year and it could take place without the support of the loyal band of volunteers who helped out.”
One of the parents said: “A huge thank you to your team at Trinity for yet another fantastic race. I think this is our 8th year of attending and at least some of our 4 children have raced each year since our 16 year old was 9. It is unfailingly brilliant.”
Registrations for next year’s event will open in November 2018.
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