Mini Brownlee Triathlon 2023

We hope you enjoy this slideshow of photographs from the fantastic triathlon event last week!

A huge thank you to all the children who took part in the Mini Brownlee Triathlon on Wednesday at York Sport. The weather was kind to us and the sun shone brightly…perfect conditions to experience what it feels like to undertake a triathlon…on a much smaller scale!

48 children from KS2 took part from Dunnington but over 1200 pupils from across the city were involved throughout the day. They started in the pool swimming 75m, went quickly to their own clothes basket and put on their t-shirt and trainers. A quick exit of the side door, whilst handing their basket to a member of pool staff and then onto 800m of biking round a slalom course on the grass. Once completed they ran 300m to a glorious cheer and a well-deserved goodie bag and a bottle of water.

All the children demonstrated great resilience and had huge smiles on their faces as they took part. They cheered each other on in between mouthfuls of popcorn, whilst recovering and were a pleasure to take out of school. There was roughly 8 minutes to get changed in our allotted time slot and the girls narrowly beat the boys! Many thanks to the parents who accompanied us to ensure things ran smoothly. I hope we might have a few keen future triathletes in the making after gaining an insight into this amazing event.Mrs Rowntree