IronKids at Richmond Park

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The bike portion of an IronKids triathlon is h...
The bike portion of an IronKids triathlon is held on a closed course (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Soaring conditions didn’t deter the sell out 350 children aged 3 to 14 who took part in today’s inaugural IronKids run-bike-run event, in the magnificent setting of London’s Richmond Park
Staged alongside the world’s largest London Duathlon, which attracts over 3,000 competitors, IronKids provides a fantastic opportunity to inspire our kids of the future, as well as giving them the opportunity of being part of a world class multi sport event.  Comprising a run-bike-run, the kids were able to gain a flavour of duathlon in a competitive environment over a distance allocated according to the age of the child. 
IronKids aim is to encourage kids to lead an active, positive and healthy lifestyle and this event is very much targeted at children to come and have a go and feel part of the action with many parents competing in the London Duathlon. Staged by World Endurance UK,  IronKids is one of the very few opportunities for young people to be part of a world class event. 
Kevin Stewart, Managing Director of Ironman UK and Ireland commented, “It is so important to inspire kids for the next generation – this is a really exciting development for the future of triathlon and fantastic to see so many kids wanting to have a go.” 

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My 6 year old son did it and loved it. We were all very impressive with the medal, it’s a proper weighty medal in the shape of the Ironkids logo. The tshirt comes down to his knees though!