York and Humberside Children's Race Series

Sat 14 June 2014  

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Functional Fitness Events are please to announce the following Children's Triathlon will be included as part of the York & Humberside Race Series. 

The race will take place in the private grounds of Newby Hall, Nr Ripon. The swim will take place in the River Ure (wetsuits are compulsory); the bike section will be on a fully closed tarmac 2km circuit with the run section on grass and tarmac.  To facilitate fully closed roads the first wave will start at 1830hrs on Saturday evening.  


Registration will start from 1400hrs and bike racking will be allowed (children only) at 1600hrs onwards.  


A note from the event organiser Mark Livesey*

"As a parent I know how much your children want to copy and emulate you; this is why I am offering your children the experience of real Triathlon that includes an open water swim, a closed road bike route (all on tarmac and not grass, and free from traffic) and a great spectator friendly run.  All in the safety of Newby Hall."

Why not take advantage of this generous offer and enjoy a weekend of fun and adventure at Newby Hall.  You also receive FREE parking, FREE camping and FREE entry to Newby Hall for the family (2 adults 2 children).  You get all this from just one race entry for the Trident Triathlon - now thats a bargain!  You will also be automatically placed in a draw to win a top of the range HUUB wetsuit worth £495.     

ORDER OF EVENTS HERE - Kid's Triathlon Order of events

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 1.  Water safety - It is the intention to have adult swimmers evenly distributed throughout the looped swim route.  Your responsibility would be to ensure the safety of any child who may get into difficulty.  I would like to have an adult swimmer in the water at every 10m point.  Kayakers would also be in the water to help assist where necessary.  Parents/volunteers are not allowed to assist or pace the children during the race.    (Route Details Here).

 Bike Icon  2.  Bike route - The bike route will take place on a 2km looped course on the private road that runs through Newby Hall.  Newby Hall will be closed to the general public at 1800hrs onwards, that said I would like to have a number of parents at key points on the bike course to make sure no traffic enters at any point. In addition to this I would also require a number of volunteers to continually ride the route.  (Route Details Here).
Run Icon The run details will be confirmed very soon.  (Route Details Here).

Age Categories & Distances

This race will take place between 1830hrs - 1930hrs - Sat 14 June. Please note age cats are from 31 Dec 2014.

Tri Star  – 8 years. Swim 50m/Bike 2km/Run 600m

Tri Star 1 – 9-10 years. Swim 150m/Bike 4km/Run 1.5km

Tri Star 2 – 11-12 years. Swim 200m/Bike 6km/Run 2km

Tri Star 3 – 13-14 years. Swim 300m/Bike 8km/Run 3km

Youths -  15-16 years.  Swim 400m/10km/5km

What is Needed to Race

1.  All children will need a wetsuit to race (full sleeves strongly recommended).  No wetsuit no race.  HUUB do a great children's wetsuit - MORE HERE

2.  Goggles

3.  Swim hats (provided by Functional Fitness Events).

4.  Bike (any bike will do as long as it is serviceable and road worthy, bikes will be checked prior to the race).  

5.  Bike Helmet ( this will be checked for serviceability prior to the event).

6.  Running shoes.

7.  Race clothing ( this does not have to be a specific tri suit, shorts and T shirt will do) 

Parental Assistance

The safety of the children is paramount, this is why the Functional Fitness Team are respectfully requesting additional assistance from parents during the race.  Volunteers would be requested to assist in the following during the race:

A number of volunteers would also be required for the Transition area, bike mount/dismount line and finish area.      

If you would like to offer your services for the children's race please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   


*When registering a child, choose the age group race that they would fall into depending on their age on 31 Dec 2014.

Parents who have already entered the Trident are to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive their FREE discount code.





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