Ironkids takes place the day before Ironman and consists of a swim and a run. The Ironkids in Port Elizabeth is the biggest Ironkids competition in the world and would probably have been mush bigger if they didn’t have to cap entries. Drama Princess took park in her 5th Ironkids competition this year and had to do a 100 meter swim in McArthur Pool and then a 2 km run that ended on the main red carpet at Hobie Beach where the Ironman competitors will finish their grueling 3,8 km swim, 180 km cycle and 42,2 km run on Sunday. Chaos Boy didn’t take part as he turns 14 on Monday and is just too old.
Although Drama Princess loves the water, she isn’t a great swimmer like a lot of the other competitors taking part and as in the past she just took it easy and did her swim under the watchful eye of one of the young lifeguards. And here I want to give a huge shout out to the boys and girls of Summerstrand and Bluewater Bay Lifesaving Clubs who did an absolutely awesome job in the water assisting all these kids today.
Just making sure the lifeguard isn’t too far behind her
Coming out of the water into transition
Running is what she does well and she more than made up in this discipline for what she lost in the swim. The run took them from the pool a short way back towards Kings Beach before tuning and heading for Hobie Beach.
Still finding time to take in the view. Yes, Dad did the run with her as I always do.
And with camera in hand.
View enjoyed and off she goes again
A quick smile with Dad taking photos with one hand and not looking through the viewfinder.
Hence the blur.
A group photos of the Newton Park Primary School grade 5 finishers proudly holding their medals