WaldenJNR Triathlon aiming to become East of England’s ‘biggest-ever’ junior triathlon

Around 300 children to race this weekend, with British pro Lucy Gossage guest of honour

Young triathletes and race mascot Wallace the Lion

With kids’ triathlon firmly on the up in this country, a new race called WaldenJNR Triathlon is throwing its hat into the ring this weekend to become the East of England’s biggest-ever junior triathlon.

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It takes place on Sunday 31 May in Saffron Walden, Essex, and around 300 youngsters aged 8 to 16 will be taking part. according to the organisers.

Top British pro Lucy Gossage (winner of Ironman Lanzarote 2014) will be there as guest of honour, giving the young athletes a chance to “run with Lucy” on a short fun run.

It’s also set to be a qualifying race for the Eastern Region Team for the Inter Regional Championships, taking place at Mallory Park in Leicestershire on 6 September.

For more info, head here.

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