Posted: Sat 1st Jul 2017

Over 1000 kids take part in Mold Tata Kids of Steel Triathlon

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jul 1st, 2017

More than 1200 children from Mold took part in the Tata Kids of Steel triathlon event in the town on Wednesday June 28, marking the 11th successive year the event has run in the area. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

School children aged between eight and 13, regardless of ability or experience, gathered from across the town to swim, cycle and run at The Mold-Alun Leisure Centre and give triathlon a ‘tri’. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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Tata Kids of Steel aims to encourage children to adopt a healthier lifestyle through sport and exercise, by working in partnership with the local community. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The series has enabled more than 50,000 children to participate in triathlon since it was launched by Tata Steel and the British Triathlon Federation in 2007. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Employees from Tata Steel’s site in Shotton also volunteered at the event to ensure the day ran safely and smoothly. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Bill Duckworth Site Manager Colors Operation, Shotton volunteered at the event, he said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

This our eleventh year staging this fantastic event, and I have been a volunteer at every one. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It’s the best day of the year by far in relation to our work with the community and it’s just brilliant to see so many young people having a great time. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The team spirit of the Tata Steel volunteers is also wonderful to see– it’s a fantastic day for all involved. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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