Hunstanton school stages first ever triathlon

Charity walk by Glebe House School in aid of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Healthy Hearts Appeal. ANL-140214-153650001
Charity walk by Glebe House School in aid of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Healthy Hearts Appeal. ANL-140214-153650001

Triathletes of all ages and abilities are being urged to get their early summer season underway at Glebe House School’s first triathlon. The event, which is open to adults and children, will take place from 9am on Sunday, May 10, at the Hunstanton school.

Adults are able to enter solo or as a team of two or three, competing to swim 200m, cycle 12.5k and run 5km; children of all ages are invited to participate within three age groups – under 8s, 9-10yrs and over 11s – across a range of distances, also solo or as a team of three.

The event, which has been organised by parents of Glebe pupils, is open to the public who will swim in the school’s pool, run on the school playing field and cycle a circuit along the coast road before returning to the school.

“We are absolutely delighted to hold our first triathlon,” said Glebe House School’s headmaster, John Crofts. “Sport plays an extensive part in our school curriculum and we celebrate success of all ages and abilities so we are encouraging as many pupils, their families and friends to get involved and have a go at the triathlon.

“We are fortunate to have the support of parents who are keen triathletes and I know, with their insight and leadership, we will deliver an excellent event which we hope will become a regular part of the Norfolk sports calendar.”