This past weekend, all three kids did their first multi-sport competition. A short while back, Alex and Vicki joined the Nutmeg Youth Triathlon Team (NYTT). A Griswold branch of the team was started by the mom of some of the kids in our 4-H Club. They have been doing weekly practices for biking and running (it’s a little cold for open water swimming), while continuing twice a week swim lessons at the YMCA. Amanda joins in for some biking and running as she can while doing swimming lessons once a week. Amanda worked very hard to learn to ride without her training wheels to get ready for the first race.
For their first race, the kids participated in the New London Proud to Du It, Youth Duathlon. Amanda was in the 5-6 yo age group and had to run 1/2 mile, bike 1 mile, run 1/2 mile. Alex and Vicki were in the 11-13 yo age group and ran 1 mile, biked 4 miles, ran 1 mile. The starts were staggered by age group and by gender. All three kids finished and all three had a good time.