Smith Cove was the site of lively action Sunday when over 70 kids took part in the MILO CayKids Spring Tryathlon. The event was a great success and a good time was had by all the participants and their families, say organisers.
The race was set up much as an adult triathlon would be, with chutes for the swimmers coming out of the water, a separate bike transition zone, and even adults available for a bike finish hand-off, much as in the Hawaiian Ironman.
The younger children, aged 7 to 10, had to swim 100 metres, bike 3 kms and then run 500 metres, with the older children aged 11 to 14 doing double the distance.
Many children teamed up with friends and classmates, while a few of the more athletic souls did the whole thing on their own.
St. Ignatius was the winner of the Participation Challenge of the Schools, but the schools were all winners, with entries from Cayman Prep, Cayman International School, Georgetown, Montessori by the Sea, George Hicks, First Baptist and Prospect Primary.
A grand draw prize was made at the end of the morning, with Joshua Stubbs being the winner of the Grand Prize Lurch Bicycle, provided by Uncle Bill’s.
Other prizes were won by many happy children, including bike bags, gift certificates, zip laces, helmets among others. All courtesy of Sports Supply, Triumph Multisport, TCBY, and Uncle Bill’s.
Organisers thanked MILO, from Jacques Scott for sponsoring the event, and providing the water and drink. The Ritz Carlton provided welcome coffee for the parents, to help them through the early morning.
The Cayman Islands Triathlon Association also thanked all those volunteers that made the event so successful.