On December 9th, we got up REALLY early, okay, maybe not that early for some of you, i think it was about 7am.
We arrived at Mountford park just after 8:30am. The Rakete's (homeschool friends) were already there.
Music was loud while all the volounteers continued to set up for the Weet-bix Kids Tryathlon.
We set up gazebos, and unpacked nearly a whole van -load of STUFF, bikes, transition bags, sunscreen, pram, etc. It's amazing how much stuff you need for about 6 hours of fun!
We collected our race - packs (Weet-bix t-shirt, 'number' (for identification purposes), etc.), put our bikes in transition, then wandered around with friends while waiting for the tryathlon to start.
At 9:30 (?) Race briefing started - all the rules about the tryathlon(none of which are ever followed!) then we headed off to wherever we started from - swimmers getting into groups, then heading into the pool. I waited just outside transition with all the other cyclists. I waited for a little while (dunno how long) then hi - fived my friend Ruth, and ran off to my bike. Four laps around the track, then back into transition, exausted, and off to run, then I was finished!!!
On finishing, I was presented with a medal by Debbie Tanner(???did i get her name right???), a certificate, ASB drink bottle, and red weetbix cap.
Then we wandered around, ran through the blow-up all blacks maze race thing, and waited for prize -giving.
Prizegiving. We all sat down to draw on each other with vivids of various colours, while numbers wher called out, and we waited, hoping that someone we knew would get one of the 2 avanti bikes!! Unfortunately none of us got anything. =)
We then signed each others shorts, before running around like crazy, asking random people to sign our shirts (and picking up any free food we could!)
Then we took our bikes out of transition, had heaps of photo's taken, and tidied up before heading home. Oh, and i nearly lost one of my brand new jandels, only we found it in a rubbish bag one of the volounteers had.
THen, of course, Mum had to ruin everything (well almost) by not letting us go to athletics training, instead taking us to work (not that we went until after training had finished anyway) Grrr.
Here are some photo's:
A successfull day, I think,