Gibbs family training stepping up a gear

THREE sporty siblings from the Gibbs family are preparing to take part in next month’s Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

Matilda, Harvey and Solomon will be among the 900 competitors expected to take part in the event on March 2.

In the lead up to the TRYathlon the trio will complete a diary entry each week, detailing their training regime.

Matilda Gibbs, 15 years old.

On Wednesday I had my first City 2 Surf training session of the year.

We met at 7am outside the Girton gym and we ran to Lake Weeroona (plus a quick lap of the lake) and back again before school started.

It was around seven or eight kilometres.

It was great to blow the cobwebs away.

The City 2 Surf event is a 14 km run in August from Sydney CBD to Bondi and we will train every week until then.

On the previous Friday I had swimming trials for the upcoming Senior School Swimming Carnival.

I swam in three races, freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke.

I have heard that I made it into the freestyle race for the carnival.

Harvey Gibbs, 14 years old.

Last Wednesday I ran with Matilda, training for the City 2 Surf.

It was really tough as it was my first experience of how they train for the event.

I really enjoyed it though. I am looking forward to going to Sydney in August.

I swam in Girton's swimming trials and will be in the freestyle race in this week's carnival.

In PE on Thursday I did six 50m lengths of the pool

It was really tough and I ached for ages afterwards.

On Saturday I played tennis for Ironbark at the Bendigo Tennis Centre.

I played two doubles matches and a singles match.

Luckily we started at 8am because by the time we finished it was really hot.

Solomon Gibbs, 10 years old.

Last Friday it was the Girton Grammar Junior School Swimming Trials, which was fun.

I am always active at recess and did lots of running around with friends in the playground.

It was really hot last weekend and we went to Swan Hill on Sunday and I went swimming at the big outdoor pool there.

I went on the big slide there. too.

It was good fun.

It's a shame there's no water slide in the triathlon. 


The Bendigo Advertiser is offering 16 youngsters the chance to have free registration into the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon. You just have to visit the Addy office on Queen Street Bendigo for your chance to win. 

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