The Aroha Team have already had many experiences this term. A trip to Waimarino, Swimming Sports, a Triathlon, to name a few. Lachlan has shared his Triathlon experience with us.
Aroha Team Triathlon
Mr Finlayson came up with an idea to have a school triathlon. He asked the House Captains and Chris from Sports Bay of Plenty to help. I am a house captain so I helped. We had a meeting to discuss who did the jobs. Jacob and I made the posters and put them up so people knew that the triathlon was happening. All the house captains had to move the rocks in the estuary so they didn’t get in the way of the swimmers. Unfortunately we weren’t allowed to go on the footpaths because there would be too many cars, so we arranged to do the bike and the run on the field. We planned to do the swim in the estuary.
This is how the event unfolded for me...
As I stood at the start line in the estuary, I was excited to swim in the surprisingly warm water. The current was pushing me backwards. After the swim, I quickly hopped out of the estuary and sped off on my bike, zooming around the field. I felt nervous for the running because I am not a very good runner. I just tried to run my fastest because it was only a lap of the field. I was most excited to go on the slippery slide at the end and slide on my bum as quick as a cheetah. I layed down at the finish because I was pooped and watched the last races of the day. Then we all got together and had first, second and third prizes. The winners got a chocolate bar. Henry came first, Callum came second, and Isaiah came third. This was our first school triathlon. I enjoyed it and everyone seemed to have fun. I am looking forward to doing a triathlon in the future.
By Lachlan Aubrey