FIVE Baldivis children from a combined family are training hard to take part in the Sanitarium Weet Bix Kids TRYathlon in Perth next Sunday.
The Brennan-Andrews family have registered four of their five children, Isabelle (13), Ethan, Sophie and Lucas (7) for the event.
They will be among 1500 children taking part in the specially designed course at Langley Park with a focus on completing, not competing.
“We are a combined family with five kids,”mother Kylie Brennan said.
Isabelle was the first to try the Weetbix Tryathlon in 2012 at the age of 8.
Her brother Ethan started the following year and both have competed every year since.
“This year Sophie and Lucas will be entering for the first time.
“They compete every year with thier friends and an awesome day is enjoyed by all.”
Ms Brennan said the family loves taking part in the event.
“It pushes the kids outside their normal comfort zone and gives them a sense of accomplishment,” she said.
Lucas has also started competing for the Rockingham triathlon club this year.
Weet Bix Kids TRY ambassador Lee Spurr said some children were discouraged from taking part in physical activities because they won’t be recognised as a winner.
“I love the TRYathlon because the emphasis is on completion, not competition, allowing all kids to finish the course to the best of their ability while being rewarded equally with a medal for their efforts, not their place,” he said.
Further details, visit www.tryathlon.com.au