Daikin Applied (UK) proudly supports children's triathlon

As the Rio Olympics 2016 now becomes a fading memory, the valued support in children's grassroots Triathlon is very much alive. Daikin Applied kindly provided free water bottle sponsorship to all the competitors of the children’s open water triathlon event, hosted by Chelmsford based children's triathlon Club 'Discovery Tri'.

The event took place on Sunday 17th of July at Writtle College ( of Chelsea flower show Fame )  just on the outskirts of the city. The triathlon was open to 8 -16 year olds and attracted a total number of 148 competitors from across the Eastern Region  to, test their endurance as they swam, rode and ran on and off-campus all with a view of winning in their age category.

The Writtle triathlon forms part of the children’s East Region triathlon league where competitors aim to gain as many points as they can in order to be crowned regional champion at the end of the season in September.

There are many other events like this across the entire region but what marks this one out from the others is that it was a replica course of a real triathlon. The stunning backdrop of Writtle College provided an open water swim and a closed road tarmac cycle route which is uncommon for children’s events.

The event went well and all those who participated thoroughly enjoyed themselves, systematically competing in the swim, bike and run disciplines in what was a great day in the making of Britain’s future athletes. Discovery Tri’s own athletes performed remarkably well on their home course picking up 4 podium awards.

Event organiser Ashley Nicholson said, “It was a really enjoyable day and luckily the weather was fantastic. Triathlon is one of the fastest growing sports in the country at the present time and we hope that by holding this event we have inspired more young people to take up this sport.

We are very fortunate to have access to a great venue at Writtle College and valued sponsorship, like the support afforded by Daikin Applied.

Without the support through sponsorship, events such as these would not be economically viable and the triathlon experience to the UK’s budding new athletes would not be available.

So a huge thanks to Daikin Applied from all of us at Discovery Triathlon for your valued Support.

By: Ashley Nicholson – Associate Director