Organised by Live More Events, the Tenby Schools Ipoh Triathlon 2017 will be held in the vicinity of Tenby Schools Ipoh on Sunday, July 16. The event will be the fourth of a seven-event series, called the ‘Live More Kids Triathlon Series’.
Contrary to its name, the series is not just for kids. It also caters to adults who are young at heart, or as we call, “kids of all ages”. David Spence, founder and chief volunteer of Live More Events, or more commonly known to colleagues and friends as the ‘Summit Seeking Sherpa’, believes that people should not stop being kids, in terms of enthusiasm and youthfulness, once they get older.
"This triathlon is rather special as participants can choose to team up or register as individuals. So those who can't swim or cycle can now team up with a friend or family member," said Spence.
Divided according to gender, the triathlon is split into a number of categories: U6, U8, U10, U12, U15, U18, Student Open (18 & above), Open (18 & above), U15 - Relay Team, U18 - Relay Team, Student Over 18 - Relay Team and Over 18 - Relay Team.
Spence anticipates about 250 entries, mainly from the Ipoh community, before registration ends on Friday, June 23. As of beginning this month, he had garnered close to 100 entries, 99 per cent of which were from Klang Valley.
Interested readers can register online at http://livemorekidstriseries.checkpointspot.asia/.
Race routes will be released to participants in the race information packs, which will be given out a week prior to the event.
A skills clinic to help participants better understand and prepare for the race will be conducted at Tenby Schools Ipoh on Saturday, July 15.
Readers who wish to support or volunteer as helpers or medics during the event can write in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established a few years back, Live More Events, an organisation that specialises in adventure-orientated expeditions and events, is the brainchild of Spence. He came up with the idea after participating in various events such as triathlons.
"The events I participated made me feel like I lived more, although they can't make me live longer. I wanted to share this feeling with others and so I came up with this sporting series," Spence told Ipoh Echo.