Honiton pupils set to take on 'Ironman' triathlon

PUBLISHED: 10:19 27 June 2017 | UPDATED: 10:21 27 June 2017

Pupils practice their Ironman run.

Pupils practice their Ironman run.

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The youngsters will take on a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42km run on July 6 to raise money to buy an all-weather outdoor classroom.

Honiton pupils are set to push their bodies to the limit in a fundraising ‘Ironman’ triathlon.

The youngsters, from Upottery Primary School, will take on a 3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42km run on July 6 to raise money to buy an all-weather outdoor classroom.

The event involves every primary school pupil, with the younger years completing smaller distances and the older ones completing larger distances to reach their combined goal.

A school spokeswoman said: “Upottery Primary is extremely fortunate to have a swimming pool onsite, which is kindly maintained by the active PTFA and their fundraising efforts.

“Pupils have taken the opportunity in the heatwave to get some swimming practice in.

“The cycling element will be completed on bicycles for the older ones and scooters for the very youngest pupils and the running will take place on the school field.

“Pupils will be asking friends and family to donate generously.”

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