More than 2,500 kids lined up at the start of the Hamilton Weet-Bix TRYathlon on Sunday, with the largest school group of 107 competitors coming from Cambridge Primary School. Around 400 kids from the wider Cambridge area took part in the event, which caters for children aged from 7 to 15-years. Every participant gets a medal at the end, with the emphasis placed on trying. Casey Kopua, Sarah Goss and Portia Woodman were on hand to hand out the medals, to the delight of the budding athletes.
Running since 1992, over 300,000 kids have swum, biked and run their way through the event up and down the country over the past 26 years, either as an individual or in a team of two. Run with military precision, there were plenty volunteers on hand to ensure the children had a great time.
Cambridge Primary School won 15 free entries into the 2018/2019 Weet-Bix TRYathlon valued at $562.50, while Cambridge East School took home a $1000 Haier voucher. Te Miro School came away with a $240 Ecostore School Fundraising kit and Te Iti O Haua in Tauwhare won a $300 Toyota voucher. Cambridge Primary School organiser, Marie Dale, said she was delighted with the turnout. “I’m so proud of them. We smashed my goal of 100 entrants, which meant more kids, more smiles and more reward for me watching them!” she said.
Well done to all the kids who joined in and all the parents who acted as support crew.