Year 7 student Kieran Devine has already taken part in four triathlons after first getting involved at junior school. Kieran took part in his first race, the Corby Kids of Steel, while still at Studfall and enjoyed it so much that he joined the Corby and District Triathlon Club that caters for 8 to 18 year olds.
Kieran, who is in the rugby team at Brooke Weston trains for triathlon twice a week: 'On Wednesday we do swimming and different drills. In the races you tend to use front crawl but in training we use different strokes to help our technique. On Friday we might be doing core training like running or biking and about 17 of us go to the club.’
As well as Corby he has also competed at Desford, Kimbolton and Roade and takes around half an hour typically finishing in the top half of competitors: 'The age you are determines what distance you do. At my age I do six lengths of the pool then 1200m biking then running. The events are tiring but quite fun. The hardest thing is probably the run at the end when you have used all your energy up on the other activities. I get a sense of achievement when I have finished and the distances will increase as I get older and progress up the age categories but it is a very good way of keeping fit.’