Scorching hot sporting success in Lincolnshire

Almost 700 schoolchildren from across Lincolnshire successfully completed a mini triathlon in a special event aimed at inspiring young people to get active.

We were delighted to team up with the Brownlee Foundation, working with them to encourage the children to lead healthy lifestyles and try out all three disciplines of triathlon.

On the hottest day of the year so far, a team of 18 volunteers from Quickline travelled to the One NK Leisure Centre in North Hykeham, Lincoln to lend a hand.

The schools arrived throughout the day, received a pre-recorded video briefing from Alistair and Jonny Brownlee before undertaking the course; swimming, cycling and finishing with the run to the finish line.

Andy Harris, teacher at Dunholme St Chad’s Primary School, north of Lincoln, took a class of Year 6 pupils to participate.

He said: “It’s such a great opportunity for the children to have a go at something they haven’t experienced before and something that might be a bit outside their comfort zone.”

Quickline CEO Sean Royce was one of the volunteers on the day who helped handing out medals, water and goody bags at the finishing line.

He said: “It’s a fantastic event that gives such a great opportunity to children and we were delighted to be able to get involved, supporting through sponsorship and also give a helping hand with our own volunteers.”

Charis Palmer-Smeaton from the Brownlee Foundation said: “Our events are non-competitive and inclusive, designed to give every single child the opportunity to get involved.

“As a charity we can’t run our activities without support and so we’re really grateful to Quickline for their sponsorship and their volunteers which meant we could bring the mini triathlon to a new venue here in Lincolnshire for the first time.”

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