Fitness in the park

A couple of weeks ago we saw the Skipton Triathlon return to Aireville Park. A great day by all accounts and very well subscribed. To help keep the athletes hydrated, and raise awareness and some funds in the process, our group along with some friendly supporters handed out water from the water stall at the turning point in the run. It gave us a first class view of how competitors of all abilities were able to master the mindset having already swum 400 meters in the pool and cycled over 20 kilometers to undertake the final 5 kilometer run. Well done to Fiona our chairperson who completed the event AND make it back to help on the water stall in the afternoon – fantastic effort.

We really enjoyed hosting the water stall, and if you stopped by to say hello, thank you too. We were glad to play a small part in another great event, and thanks to Bruce Dinsmore from CDC for all the organisation. If you would like to have a go next year, do keep in touch – it’s a friendly event and really supportive regardless of your competitive level or experience.

To get started with running, as many people do in Aireville Park, don’t forget about the Park Run held every Saturday morning at 9am. This is a slightly different route to the Triathlon run, but still 5 km and a great way to start a regular fitness plan. You can read about our own Katie’s first park run experience too.

We hope you get to enjoy some time out and about in Aireville Park over the coming months, whether heading for a swim, using the pump track, taking your scooter to the skate park or just enjoying a pleasant stroll through. If you fancy a fitness challenge, maybe we’ll see you at next year’s triathlon!

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