Hunstanton pupils tri hard

Youngsters taking part in the triathlon event at Glebe House School. ANL-151105-105507001

Youngsters taking part in the triathlon event at Glebe House School. ANL-151105-105507001

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More than one hundred competitors took part in Hunstanton’s Glebe House School’s inaugural Super Sprint Triathlon event on Sunday.

Such was the enthusiasm and success of the event that many have already said they will be back for more swimming, cycling and running next year.

A total of 47 adults set off on their challenges in the morning, which were a 200m pool swim, a 12.5k cycle ride around Hunstanton and nearby villages plus a 5k run around the resort, including a stretch along the sea front.

Distances were shortened according to ages for the 60 children who took part in the event, which was run in conjunction with King’s Lynn Triathlon Club.

Headmaster John Crofts said: “When you do something for the first time, you are a bit nervous and you need the weather, which just continued to get better and better as the day went on.

“A lot of parents, not just those from Glebe House, were saying it was a wonderful, fun, family day out and there were a lot of people who were watching along the way. It was a great atmosphere.

“It brought the community together. We had offers of help for marshalling and support from outside the school, such as Heacham Twinning Club and Hunstanton Lions.

“We were also supported by the local police whose PCSOs were on duty and several local businesses backed us by sponsoring the numbers on the fronts.

“This meant that all our entry fees can go towards our fundraising for a £650 defibrillator for the school.”