Today they both competed in the Weetbix Try-athlon (TRY being the main part of this event)
It is not a competition, you are not racing against people or a clock, you are there to give it a go and have as much fun as possible.
It consists of a 50 or 100m swim, depending on your age.
A 1.5km bike ride and a 1.5km run/walk
This year was Alex's first ever time. For the last 2 years he has stood by and watched his big brother do the event, because he was not old enough to enter! But not this year, this year he was there, he was ready and he was primed ready to race.
|My little Try-man|
|Waiting for the quick 50m swim|
|Swim over now on to transition and start that bike ride (you can just make him out in the middle of the picture!)|
|Dry shirt and then we will be off|
|pedal, pedal, almost there|
|Bike complete now onto the run|
|The finish line is in sight|
|Cold drink just what I need after that event|
|Well done: One very happy Try-man|
Unfortunately due to it being Alex's first event, then I got to watch all of Alex's parts but Ben's swim started whilst Alex was coming home from the bike ride and switching to the run. This will be a continuing problem from now on with them both competing, but we will deal with it each year and just alternate between who watches which child.
Alex and I were however at the finish line as Ben came home, so I did get some pictures of him.
|My big Try-man|
|Finish line is in sight|
|Well done, #3 completed, roll on next year.|