Last Saturday, March 7, 2015, boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years old swam, pedalled, and ran in Alaska Ironkids Triathlon held in Subic, Bataan.
|Race briefing with Coach Ani de Leon-Brown|
The kids were grouped according to their age: [a] 6 to 8; [b] 9 to 10; [c] 11 to 12; and [d] 13 to 14.
Age groups 11 to 12 and 13 to 14 swam 6 laps of the 50 meters pool of Wow World for a total of 300 meters. After the swim, they rode their bike for 9 kilometers along Rizal Highway. Lastly, they ran around the Remy Field Oval for 5 laps for a total of 2 kilometers.
Age groups 6 to 8 and 9 to 10 did a shorter version of 100 meter swim, 3 kilometer bike, and 1 kilometer run.
Newbie participants who simply wanted to have a feel of the race joined the “Play” categories.
|Teddy Bears, Medals, Trophies, and Family members|
Top finishers received their trophy and teddy bears. All finishers got their medals.
But even before the start of the race, all participants were already CHAMPIONS! They trained and learned the value of hard work and discipline in conquering challenges and reaching dreams. Parents and coaches guided them along the way, through proper nutrition, rest, and recovery. These young triathletes will bring with them the fun and learnings they experienced through the sport as they grow and become champions in real life.
To know more about Alaska Ironkids, visit www.ironkidsphil.com or follow @ALASKAsportshub on twitter.
|Tara, Sam, and Chezka with their dad Ringo Borlain|
|Team Yellow Cab Tri Clark|
|The girls studying the race route|
|14 year old Brent Valelo was the very first to cross the finish line|
|E-Cow with Team Alaska|
|Borlain sisters celebrate with Alaska Milk. Cheers!|