Triathlon Tests Pupils Stamina

14th September 2017

Over 200 pupils from a leading North Yorkshire school braved a gruelling test of stamina as they tackled the first ever Cundall Manor Triathlon.

The pupils aged between seven and 13, took on the challenge laid down by the school’s sports department.

Head of Girl’s Games, Louise Bessey, said many pupils have a strong interest in each activity but may never have thought about bringing the sports together. She said: “Each discipline within the Triathlon is a unique challenge. Yesterday our pupils had the chance to sample each of the areas and compete against each other in the pool, on their bikes and on foot.”

She added: “Everyone seemed to enjoy the challenge. We are already a very active school and this was a superb opportunity for some of our younger pupils to try a new discipline, something which they did with gusto.”

Inspired by Yorkshire’s own Brownlee brothers, the pupils embraced the daunting course on a Wednesday afternoon in front of an appreciative crowd of parents, pupils and staff.

Last year the school was shortlisted for a national ISA Award for their Outstanding Achievement in Sport.


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