Try a Tri

Try-a-Tri 2022 details will be updated here nearer the time. 

What is the Try-a-Tri?

It’s a fun Triathlon. A 3-in-1 race made up of swimming, cycling and running. The event is open to all Aldryngton pupils from Foundation to Year 6. Our fun event is short and team-orientated. Teams must be comprised of three children from within the same section of the school ie; all from Lower School (which includes Foundation children), all from Middle School or all from Upper School. Boys and girls can compete in the same team. Your child will compete in only one of the 3 elements. They can choose the element they’re most comfortable with – their teammates do the rest!

Distances:

Teams Swimmers Cyclists Runners
Foundation & Lower School 3 widths = 22.5m 1 lap = 500m 1 lap = 350m
Middle School 1 length = 17m 2 laps = 1 km 2 laps = 700m
Upper School 3 lengths = 51m 3 laps = 1.5 km 3 laps = 1 km

Sponsorship Money

We ask that all participants try to collect some sponsorship money for their efforts.
All money raised will go towards funding school projects.
Teams and individuals raising the most sponsorship money will be awarded house points.

On the Day – Race Briefing

All participating children and their parents will receive a briefing on the Playground.
Please ensure you attend the briefing at the allotted timeslot, as following the briefing, the children will go to the race areas to begin the walk though and get ready to race.

On the Day – at the Finish

The swimmer and cyclist from each team will meet the runner as they complete their race. Then all 3 team mates will race the last 75 metres to the finish line for a photo finish and medal. This final part of the event is not included in the team’s overall finish time.

What do I need on the day?

ALL: All competitors will need to bring their own refillable water bottle.
SWIMMING: Swimmers will need their swimming costume, a towel and their goggles. Swimming caps are provided by the PTA but should be returned after their swim. Swimmers will need to get dry and dressed quickly after competing so we would ask them to wear clothes and shoes that are easy to put on after competing.
CYCLING: Cyclists will need a bike in good condition (stabilisers and balance bikes can be used if required). It is essential cyclists also bring their own helmet – no helmet means they will not be able to participate. The course is flat, on grass with 2 skill sections.
RUNNING: Runners will need a pair of well fitting trainers. They should wear clothing that they are comfortable to run in. The course is flat, entirely on grass and will be completely post and taped to show the route to take.

Food & Drink

Throughout the entire day, the PTA will be serving a selection of food and drinks including a licensed bar, candyfloss and ice creams.

Queries

Any queries please contact tryatri@aldryngtonpta.com