Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Young Hearts Triathlon 2011

Last weekend there was a two-day event at James Chabot Park in Invermere, the Heart of the Rockies Triathlon.

The children's event was on Saturday, between 9am and 1pm, and young 'uns ranging in age from 5 years to 13, did their age-appropriate swim, bike and run stages.

It was great fun, although it was like a rugby scrum out there with all the parents doing their thing! Taking decent photo's was a challenge! I got a lot of shots of parents' bellies and bums because they were constantly stepping into the competition area, grabbing this kid here, dragging that one there, yanking off swim caps and shoving shoes on ...

Some of the little ones seemed to be wondering what was happening to them!

That said, there were a few out there who looked like they were actually having fun, and could muster up a smile!

And then there were the future Olympians, so intense!

Feel free to browse through my collection from the day on my Smugmug page ... and if you know anyone who had a child competing, do pass the link along!

Now to start work on the images from the adult triathlon - hope to get those pictures posted by the end of the week!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! These photos look great. Did you submit to a newspaper? I bet they'd publish them. Looks like you had a very fun day.