Take a table spoon of aptitude, a
pinch of courage and stir in some ground grit and determination and you are
well on your way to having what it takes to participate in a triathlon.
Six Year 6 boys rose to the
challenge of the St. Piran’s swim, bike and run event leaving no stone unturned
in their preparation; from the team talc in the easy-up laced (one pink!) trainers
to the perfectly laid out shirts in transition, all was set for a competitive
Despite a 5 second penalty, Team
Davenies completed the 36 lengths ahead of the field and took full advantage of
being first through the swim-to-bike transition and onto the 1500m course. Two laps and four compulsory dismounts later,
Davenies and St. Piran’s were in the mix going into the 1000m run. It
is here that you need that true grit to hold on to every place and even steel
one back if you can – not so easy with fast tiring muscles.
I am delighted to report that the
boys stuck to the team task and came in first overall. Matthew Telling lead the whole field of 24
competitors. An outstanding achievement,