Local Labour MP, Tom Blenkinsop, will be supporting the 100th TATA Kids of Steel event in Parliament next week (Monday 25th November 2013).
The TATA Kids of Steel series aims to encourage children across the UK to adopt a healthier lifestyle through sport and exercise, as well as providing a great day out for the local community. Two events have previously been held on Teesside – most recently in September at the Eston Leisure Centre.
30 children, including from Lingfield Primary School, have been invited by Tata Steel to participate in the event.
The children will complete a swim on an indoor ‘swim-trainer’, a bike on a ‘turbo trainer’ and a run on a treadmill. Each child will have two minutes on each activity to complete as much distance as they can, with a challenge laid down to see if between them, they can complete an Olympic distance triathlon of 1500m swim, 40km bike, 10km run.
“I’m proud to be sponsoring this special event next week in Parliament. It is probably the first of triathlon to ever take place in Parliament. I’m very pleased that local school children from Lingfield Primary School are also able to make the journey down to take part.
“The work TATA Steel and the British Triathlon Federation have been doing to promote a healthy lifestyle for young people has been invaluable so I hope they can build on the work they have already done.
“I’m sure it will be a memorable afternoon for all of the children involved.”