British Triathlon announce 2009 Corus Kids of Steel

British Triathlon’s hugely popular Corus Kids of Steel series takes place this September, introducing schools around the country to the sport of triathlon.


British Triathlon’s hugely popular Corus Kids of Steel series takes place this September, introducing schools around the country to the sport of triathlon. The children’s events are now in their third year, with over 10,000 children having been given the opportunity to have fun combining the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running, in one enjoyable event.
This unique series sees the British Triathlon Federation partnering with its long standing sponsor and now Corporate Partner, Corus, in delivering a fun and healthy day for school children between the ages of eight and 13. Bikes, helmets and t-shirts are provided, so children only need to turn up with a pair of trainers and some swimming attire, helping to make the event accessible to all.
This year will see Corus Kids of Steel returning to Corby, Newham, Scunthorpe and Teesside.. The success of previous events has meant that once again the governing body and Corus expect the events to reach capacity, with schools eager to have their children entered into this great series of children’s events.
The success of the event was highlighted by Daisy Buckingham from Danesholme School in Corby, who said: “I really enjoyed doing the triathlon with you. It was really fun and exciting. I wish I could do it again. It was really hard but I did it!”
 “The event was really well organised and there was a fantastic atmosphere. The children were delighted with the goody bags and t-shirts, and you could see that the day made them feel very special,” said primary school teacher Michelle Cockburn, a teacher at Westview Primary School in Hartlepool.
Chief Executive Officer of the British Triathlon Federation, Zara Hyde-Peters, added: “We are delighted that we will once again be able to provide children with an early experience of triathlon. In conjunction with our Corporate Partners, Corus, we take great pride in providing a fun, active and enjoyable day that creates opportunities for children to achieve their personal triathlon challenges while keeping a big smile on their faces.”
Director, Construction Solutions at Corus, Murray Bean said; “Supporting grassroots triathlon is a major part of our sponsorship of British Triathlon and it’s great that so many children took part in the Corus Kids of Steel events last year. We’re hoping to reach even more kids this summer and is all the more exciting as we gear up for the London 2012 Olympics – the interest from schools across the communities we operate in and the markets we serve has been amazing. The events are a great way to get children involved in a new and exciting sport, and as the day is all about having a go, we hope that attendees will go away with a positive experience and whether they chose to take up triathlon or not, that they continue to lead active and healthy lifestyles.”
Corus Kids of Steel dates for 2009
16th September  2009 – Corby (Northamptonshire)
17th September 2009 – Newham (Greater London)
21st & 22nd September 2009 – Scunthorpe (Humberside)
24th September 2009 – Cleveland (Teesside)

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