Looking back at a successful, busy year at the Triathlon Trust giving children of all abilities and backgrounds across the UK a great first experience of swim, bike and run
At the beginning of 2019 we proudly launched Our Story So Far, our first impact report telling the story of the Triathlon Trust’s first 6 years of changing lives through triathlon. Read it in full here>>
This year we have delivered 48 events and expanded our reach into new areas of the UK including Port Talbot, Manchester, Bracknell and Great Yarmouth, giving children, of all levels of ability and experience, a fun, free and accessible opportunity to experience triathlon.
We are thankful for the support that has been given to the Triathlon Trust by our supporters and partners. In particular, our partnerships with Tata Steel, Central England Co-operative, CUDA Bikes and the Brownlee Foundation have gone from strength-to-strength this year, enabling the Triathlon Trust to achieve its mission: changing lives through triathlon.
My son absolutely loved every minute, so much so that he has entered a local triathlon at the end of the month!
In June, Nottingham schoolchildren were inspired by some of the world’s top triathletes at the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham. Children participated in a unique GO TRI challenge on the same course that the elite athletes would race the next day, followed by a Q&A session with the GB Mixed Relay Team; Georgia Taylor-Brown, Ben Dijkstra, Sophie Coldwell and Alex Yee. They then watched all the international elite teams complete their bike course familiarisation, cheering them on enthusiastically.
Our project in Dumfries & Galloway continues to offer accessible opportunities for local children and families to engage in regular physical activity, at free triathlon after-school clubs and holiday camps, made possible by the support of the Holywood Trust. In August we brought exciting new triathlon festival Tri in the Park Annan to the region, in partnership with Triathlon Scotland. With races for everyone from beginners to seasoned triathletes, including a GO TRI for total beginners and a family fun run, there were lots of opportunities for children and families to take their next step in the sport.
Over 22,000 children having a great experience of triathlon in a fun, supportive environment can only happen thanks to our amazing supporters. Together we are changing lives through triathlon so to everyone who has volunteered, donated and helped spread the word about the Triathlon Trust this year – thank you!
As the days draw in, the temperature drops and our events season draws to a close, the Triathlon Trust will be working on some exciting, ambitious and crucial developments for the charity… so watch this space!
If you’d like to find out more about supporting our work with children and families across the UK, using the fantastic sport of triathlon, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org For more information about the different ways you can support us click here>>.