Family fun relay a hit at S'pore International Triathlon


Family fun relay a hit at S'pore International Triathlon

30 September, 2013   Simran Randhawa and André Ahchak

The Family Fun Relay category proved a hit among the participants in this year's Cold Storage Singapore International Triathlon (photo by VOXSPORTS).

The Cold Storage Singapore International Triathlon (CSSIT) is back at the East Coast Park, with the prestigious event held over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of September. 

More than 1,800 participants came to battle the elements and push the limits of their bodies. The competitors arrived as early as 6.30am to mentally prepare themselves for the course ahead. 

New to this year’s triathlon event was the Family Fun Relay category. This new non-competitive category saw about 24 families taking part. This modified triathlon distance of a 200 metre swim, a 10km bike ride and 2km run saw the families working hard together, spurred on by the special bonds they shared. 

Also participating in the triathlon this year were the youths from SportCares. SportCares is the philanthropic arm of the Singapore Sports Council that helps the underprivileged through the use of sports. 

“The event today was really fun and enjoyable. I am really glad I got a chance to be apart of it,” expressed Muhammad Nazirul Bin Rahim, a SportCares participant.

Another SportCares participant Sheikh Fadhil chimed in, “It was really exciting. I was nervous at first to start but as I was nearing the end I did my very best.” 

Elite Triathletes

Amongst the participants are elite triathletes from more than 15 countries such as Ireland, Japan, Austria, Australia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore. 

This Cold Storage Triathlon is yet another installment of the Cold Storage Kids Run that took place in May. Sharing its mission with SSC’s Vision 2030, it’s about getting the community and families to ‘Live Better Through Sports’. 

This triathlon offers a wide range of categories, that caters to different age groups.

Tomorrow promises another 1,200 participants who will participate in day two of the CSSIT. 

Triathletes between the ages of 18 to 72 will make their way down to compete in the Olympic distance of 1.5km swim, the 40km bike ride and the 10km run.

Youth from SportCares, the philanthropic arm of the Singapore Sports Council, took part in the event and fully enjoyed themselves (photo by VOXSPORTS).