MOVE Triathlon, presented by Belgravia Leisure, made its return to Queens Park in Moonee Ponds over the weekend.
A balmy Melbourne morning saw 124 participants make a splash in the Queens Park pool, followed by a street bike course and park run.
The authentic local community event allowed participants to enjoy multisport on their doorstep and experience the feeling of racing satisfaction with smiles for miles from those who crossed the finish line.
A percentage of those competing came into the race after completing Queens Park’s TRIActive program. Over six weeks, the group completed two training sessions per week, including one swim specific session, plus one bike and run session.
Participants commented on the enjoyment of the day and sharing the journey as a group – meeting new people and sharing the experience of building up to race day, plus seeing familiar faces out on course.
One such participant was Claire, who is vision impaired. Claire, along with the TRIActive group, took on the sprint race. Completing a triathlon has been on Claire’s bucket list, and now she’s achieved that goal – completing all 400m swim, 13km bike and 3km run.
Also within the field were students from the Mt Alexander College TRI2gether program, which like TRIActive provides six weeks of training leading into the event. Offering TRI2gether at Mt Alexander College has provided students with the opportunity to participate in individual events but also within a group, allowing them to share the journey with friends while achieving a personal best!
From pre-race nerves to huge smiles, each student achieved something worthwhile – completing their triathlon while being celebrated by friends and family.
Congratulations to the team at Belgravia Leisure and their army of volunteers to present a fantastic community event.