More than 100 Taieri pupils will take part in today's Dunedin
Primary and Intermediate Schools Triathlon.
There are 126 pupils from eight schools in the wider Taieri
area registered for the event, now in its third year. Sport
Otago organises the triathlon for children aged 9-12.
Community and schools adviser Kelly Hicks said the number of
participants had almost doubled since last year. Today 353
pupils from 34 schools will take part. They will run from the
St Clair Hot Salt Water Pool along Victoria Rd to the Kettle
Park grounds, loop back to the Esplanade and transition to
the bicycle leg, which returns to Kettle Park.
Older pupils continue cycling to John Wilson Ocean Dr, and
all participants will return to the Esplanade, where they
will swim lengths of the pool. Year 5 and 6 pupils will run
1.5km, cycle 4km and swim 150m, while Year 7 and 8 pupils
will run 2.5km, cycle 6km and swim 150m.
The event starts at 10am.