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Cambuslang and Rutherglen Tri-fest Success

Published: Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Cambuslang and Rutherglen Tri-fest Success

Cambuslang and Rutherglen Tri-fest Success

On Wednesday 7th June South Lanarkshire leisure and Culture Sports Development hosted the very first Cambuslang and Rutherglen Primary Schools Triathlon event. South Lanarkshire Lifestyles Eastfield Leisure Centre and Quarryfield Park played host to the very first Landemer Tri-fest event. Over 200 local pupils participated in a non-competitive Swim, Bike and Run, as well as participating in fun additional activities after completing the challenging course. Each pupil that participated and completed the triathlon course was awarded a participation medal, t-shirt and draw-string bag.

The event was supported by over 40 volunteers from Active Schools, University of West of Scotland, and City of Glasgow College. These volunteers worked extremely hard on the day to ensure the safe running of this great event.

The Tri-fest was a great opportunity for South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Sports Development to showcase the exciting sport of Triathlon. This also allowed a great way for local partners to come together to plan an event that would promote physical activity. Partners and supporters included Landemer Day Committee, Clyde Gateway, Cambuslang and Rutherglen Sports Council, Asda Foundation, Tesco Burnside, East Kilbride, City of Glasgow College, Rutherglen and Cambuslang Community Police, Triathlon Scotland, The Stonelaw Community Sport Hub and Active Schools.

South Lanarkshire Active Schools Manager Karen McInally commented “It was great to see so many young people participating in the first Tri Fest at Lifestyles Eastfield and Quarryfield Park. This event wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our fantastic volunteers and local partners. We hope the experience of the event encourages the young people to try out new activities in their area and continue to participate in sport.”