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Driffield Junior Triathlon
May 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm BST
he Driffield Junior Triathlon, held at Driffield Leisure Centre, in East Yorkshire has become an important part of the Driffield Triathlon weekend over the years, growing each year from strength to strength.
With a capacity of 200 competitors across all the age groups, the Driffield Junior Triathlon offers children from the age of 8 and upwards to have a go.
Taking place entirely within the grounds of Driffield Sports Centre, the triathlon offers a very safe opportunity for children to experience and enjoy the three-disciplined sport.
No matter what their ability, our focus is to introduce the sport to children in order that they can participate in a fun and friendly environment.
With the senior triathlon in the morning and the junior triathlon taking place in the afternoon, the Driffield Triathlon weekend offers the whole family an opportunity to take part, enjoy and experience this exciting sport.
Looking for a family challenge in 2019? This fantastic event takes place on Sunday 12th May 2019.
We advise competitors to arrive a minimum of one hour before the start of their race to ensure they have plenty of time to rack their bikes before the first wave of competitors and also gives everyone time to find their way round the course and feel comfortable with the transition areas.
Final race information including competitor’s final start times will be emailed out to you approximately 10 days before Driffield Junior Triathlon and will also be listed on the website the week before the event on here so please make sure you check your time and allow plenty of time for travel to the venue.
We will be in touch before this, keeping you up to date with any race information, training tips and ideas that might just help you achieve a PB!
There is parking available at the venue which is free of charge. There are also changing facilities, food vans and equipment stalls at the event (just in case you forget something!)
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE COURSE
This is a pool-based triathlon and depending on the age-category children are divided into key waves to make it as fair as possible.
There are 4 age categories in the junior event,
Tristart – 8 year olds
Tristar 1 – 9 and 10 year olds
Tristar 2 – 11 and 12 year olds
Tristar 3 – 13 and 14 year olds
Youth – 15 and 16 year olds are able to take part in the senior Driffield Triathlon
*Please note, the age category is determined as age on 31st December 2019
The Junior Triathlon kicks off with the swim in the modern Driffield 25-metre swimming pool.
For some, this will be their first opportunity to take part in a triathlon and it can seem a little daunting, but our support crew are there to help put the children at ease, so they can enjoy and experience the fun atmosphere.
Our aim is to provide the same high standards that you would expect from any Freebird event, allowing children, no matter what standard they are, the ability to participate in this fun and exciting sport.
Once the swim is completed, the children head back to the transition where they can pick up their bikes and begin the second part of their triathlon.
The entire bike route remains within the grounds of Driffield Sports Centre, making it a very safe circuit, away from main roads.
Most the bike course takes place on grass with a small section on tarmac. Made up of several laps depending on the age category, you will have plenty of opportunities to cheer on your children as they negotiate the route.
Our event photographer will be on the circuit to capture special moments that you can download after the event from our website.
Back into the transition and just the run to go. Again, staying within the grounds of Driffield Sports Centre, the run heads out onto the playing fields where the children will complete the final section of their triathlon.
The run is entirely on grass; the multi-lap circuit allows the children the opportunity to pick up a drink on each lap if they wish to do so.
After completing their final lap, they will pass under the finish gantry to the cheers from the many supporters watching the event.
A great achievement for youngsters to complete their very own triathlon and a great way to introduce them to the sport.
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