PICTURE GALLERY: Kids of steel in Corby

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More than 1,000 youngsters swam, cycled and ran at Corby’s Tata Kids of Steel children’s triathlon event.

The event, in its ninth year, was attended by reigning  Paratriathlon World Champion and Ambassador for the British Triathlon Trust, Lauren Steadman.

Great Doddngton Primary School  pupils do the 'Mobot'

Great Doddngton Primary School pupils do the 'Mobot'

She said: “It is great to be part of a series that is inclusive to all, and helps to inspire children to be healthy and active, as this is something that I am really passionate about.”

The children took part in a mini-triathlon, consisting of a swim of 40m to 60m, a traffic-free cycle of 800m to 1,200m and finally a run of about 400m. Every child received a medal and gym bag with a T-shirt and a swim cap.

A Tata Steel spokesman said: “Some 1,200 children took part from schools from all parts of the area. The weather was fine – and it was great to see the event supported by the reigning Women’s Paralympic Champion, Lauren Steadman.

“We are very grateful to the British Triathlon Association and our volunteers – and to the council which made available to us the excellent facilities.”

World champion Paralympic triathlete Lauren Steadman with pupils , left, a cyclist has his helmet checked, centre, and  Little Stanion Primary School

World champion Paralympic triathlete Lauren Steadman with pupils , left, a cyclist has his helmet checked, centre, and Little Stanion Primary School