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Unmissable opportunity for Lincolnshire pupils: Dive into free triathlon experience with the Brownlee Foundation and Quickline

Children from across Lincolnshire are invited to an exciting sporting event which will unleash their passion for sport and physical activity.

We’ve teamed up with the Brownlee Foundation to inspire school children to get active and lead healthy lifestyles through their mini triathlon.

It’s the first time the event has been held in Lincolnshire and is hosted in partnership with Quickline as we continue to roll out fast and reliable internet connection to rural Lincolnshire communities.

Taking place at the One NK Leisure Centre, Moor Lane, North Hykeham, Lincoln on Wednesday 26th June, it is open to Key Stage 2 children and gives schools the chance to introduce their pupils to a fun and inclusive sporting experience.

The event is free and non-competitive, with children given the opportunity to try all disciplines of triathlon (swim, cycle and run).

Bikes and helmets are provided, and every child receives a t-shirt beforehand and a medal and Quickline goody bag when they cross the finish line. With an option for non-swimmers in shallow depth and scooters for children unable to ride a bike, the event caters for children of all abilities.

Founded by Olympic triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, the Brownlee Foundation aims to inspire children from all backgrounds to enjoy sport, encourage them to lead active lifestyles and benefit from all the opportunities sport provides.

Charis Palmer-Smeaton, from the Brownlee Foundation, said: “We hope by removing barriers such as cost and equipment, we can give as many children as possible the opportunity to get involved. The feedback we get from schools attending these events is brilliant with the children getting such a lot out of it.”

Jonny Brownlee added: “We’d like as many schools as possible to bring as many of their children along as they can – sporty kids and more importantly, non-sporty kids, so they all can enjoy the experience, have fun with their friends and hopefully continue to be active for many years.”

Kat Jeffery, our Head of Marketing, said: “We’re really excited to be working with the Brownlee Foundation to bring the triathlon to Lincolnshire.

“We all know there are countless benefits to both the physical and mental wellbeing of children through being active and so we are keen to support this brilliant initiative.

“Having seen how fantastic the events have been in other parts of the UK, we’re proud to be involved in helping to make the opportunity available to children living in rural areas.”

For an idea of what to expect on the day, follow the link to see one of the previous events in action: Brownlee Foundation Triathlon Event – YouTube

Schools can register for the event and get more information, by following the link below and completing the registration form: https://www.thebrownleefoundation.org/event/lincoln-2024

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