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Hundreds of young people take part in the annual Trinity Triathlon 2017.

Over 450 young people aged 8-19 swam, ran and cycled their way through this year’s Trinity Triathlon. 

Named Children’s Event of the Year and London Region’s Event of the Year by Triathlon England in 2016, the event is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK. 

Now in its seventh year, the event continues to attract vast numbers of young participants from across the South of England, from as far away as Oxford and across the London region. This year, over 90% of participants were aged under 14. 

Set up by Trinity School in the run up to the Olympic Games in 2011, with the support of the Crystal Palace Triathlon Club, the Trinity Triathlon has enjoyed growing success. 

Volunteers from both the School community and Crystal Palace Triathletes took part on the day to ensure the Triathlon’s success. 

Tim Deakin from Trinity School, Event Director, said: “This year’s event was fantastic with numerous first time participants. It really felt like a big community event with 85 volunteers helping to make the event function, so a big thank you to them. I would also like to thank Croydon Council for their ongoing support of the event.” 

One of the parents said: “Thank you for organising such a great event yesterday. Both kids absolutely loved their first triathlon and can't wait to do it again.” 

Registrations for next year’s event will open in November 2017

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