And this mama is super proud!
Even did transition practice in the kitchen. Ran through the order of everything 3 times before I packed it all up. Daddy checked his bike, raised the seat a little and pumped up his tires that next morning. All 4 of us headed out at 7 am over to the race site.
We got him all set, body marked, number on his race belt, and his transition area set up. Then I walked him through the sequence and where he needed to go. I was seriously impressed with the volunteers, they were everywhere making sure that the kids were where they were suppose to be, cheering them on and making sure they were safe. They put his heat number on his hand which was also the number rack where his bike was too. Very smart so then the kids don’t have to remember this only match the numbers.
He headed over to the pool and we stood behind the fence close to him so we could watch.
He followed directions and waited until after that chalk line to mount (we talked about that so he knew) and then he was off. We walked around the back side of the pool to the other end of the bike route. We missed him coming by the first time but found him as he came up the small hill to the end of the bike route.
He’s still smiling 🙂 They had the kids go down a small hill and then volunteers just had him hand off his bike and helmet. They put them in the grass and then they could head off on the run route which was on the golf cart paths.
Oh and not to leave out the little guy.
Here is the link to the Peachtree City Youth Triathlon – http://www.tri4gold.org/peachtree-city-youth-triathlon
I cant’ say it enough – it was so well run, I loved all the volunteers all along the course and everyone cheered the kids on like they were completing an ironman tri. I truly expect my boy will do this again and I will start volunteering at it. I think we all enjoyed the experience.