The Countdown is on for Inaugural Kids Duathlon in Rossett

Entries are open for the first ever Smart Financial Canute Kids Duathlon in Rossett.

The event aimed at local primary school and Year 7 pupils will be held at Darland High School on Sunday June 30th.

The race is part of The Smart Financial Canute Kids Duathlon Series which started in Lymm in May and will finish in Knutsford in July. It comprises of three run-bike-run events and a fun run for children aged 4-12 years old.

“We had nearly 100 kids taking part in the first race in Lymm and we hope to have similar numbers in Rossett,” Organiser Helen Murray said.

Mrs Murray grew up in Rossett and attended St Peter’s Primary School and Darland in the 1990s.

“It’s amazing to be able to give something back to the local community and hopefully this will inspire a whole generation of kids to lead an active, healthy lifestyle,” she said.

The Smart Financial Canute Kids Duathlon Series is aimed at encouraging more children to get involved in multi-sport and all participants receive a medal and goodies at the finish.

“Local businesses have really got behind the event. The Village Bakery is supplying some treats for our young athletes and I am delighted that we have the support of Alf Jones Cycles in Gresford, where I bought my first road bike as well as from Kellogg’s where I worked for three summers as a student!” Murray said.

Children taking part in the duathlon must have a bike in good working order and helmets are compulsory during the bike section of the race.

“The main aim is for everyone to have fun, whether watching, cheering or taking part.” Mrs Murray said.

For more information and details of how to enter, visit: www.canuteduathlon.com and Twitter @canuteduathlon1

Victoria Lee