Disability triathlon for kids

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A former Great Britain Age Group triathlete is helping to give children with disabilities the opportunity to take part in the event she loves.

Jo Shallcross, from Ponteland, was inspired to organise a triathlon tailored to the individual needs of North East children in aid of Smile For Life after seeing a disabled child enjoying the event in Hawaii.

With the help of her friend, Tracey Sample from Amble, The Children’s Disability Triathlon in Newcastle is now in its fifth year and growing in popularity.

It is designed especially for children with disabilities by adapting distances according to ability and with all the support they need.

Jo, a coach and director of fitness business The Barn, now mainly races Ironman triathlon or 70.3 (half Ironman).

For more details about the event at the David Lloyd Club in Gosforth on Sunday, or to book a place, please email joannashallx@gmail.com