Just try the triathlon!

Rec Report, March 22 issue of the Grand Forks Gazette

A triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines. While many variations of the sport exist, triathlon, in its most popular form, involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.

Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed “transitions” between the individual swim, cycle and run components.

Cross training for a triathlon benefits the entire body. You are not straining one muscle group but strengthening the entire body.

Just Tri-It Mini Triathlon gives you an opportunity to experience how it feels to run, bike and swim, putting it all together with very short distances that are manageable for ages seven and older.

Once you have completed the Just Tri-It Mini Triathlon you can challenge yourself to the bigger sprint event.

The Just Tri- it Mini triathlon will take place on Tuesday, May 12 starting at 5:30 p.m. behind the pool at the patio site. Kids will complete a 2 km run,  5km bike ride and 50 metre swim. Adult event includes a 5 km run, 13 km bike ride and a 200 metre swim. Registration fee is just $10 and registration deadline May 4.

The 11th annual Pharmasave Christina Lake Triathlon will take place on Sunday, June 28 at the Christina Lake Public Beach. There is plenty of time to start your training and we encourage you to partner with co-workers or friends and make it a challenge with other co-workers. It’s all about getting out and having fun and setting and achieving healthy goals for yourself.

Earlybird registration deadline is May 1.. We will be accepting registration until June 24.

Dance, dance, dance!

Right foot, left foot, swing your partner round and round. Ever thought about learning to dance but were to afraid because you feel you have two right feet and thought you would trip and fall?

Dance Instructor May Berge offers drop-in dance lessons on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hutton school gym. Drop In fee is just $2/session and partners are not required.

Ride planned for Move for Health Day

Register today for the 2015 Move for Health Family Bike ride from the Cascade Falls pullout back to the Grand Forks City Park via the Trans-Canada Trail. Preloading for the bus ride starts at 9:30 a.m.

Pre-registration is required and children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. This is a free community event that is sponsored by the Government of BC, BCRPA, the Grand Forks Recreation Department and bus driver Richard Kost.

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For more information on the Move for Health Day Family Bike Ride, call GFREC at 250-442-2202 or email us at gfplay@rdkb.com.