Kids battle heatwave to conquer Canute


Over 135 Knutsford primary school children fought temperatures in the high 20s to complete the 2018 Canute Kid’s Duathlon.

The event was held at Egerton Youth Club on Sunday (8th July) and comprised of four run-bike-run events plus a fun run.

“It was another super event and the way the children performed in that heat was so inspirational,” enthused organiser Vicky MicKinnon.

Participant numbers were up on 2018, which forced organisers to alter their initial plans for the event.

“We had to split one of the age groups into two races because there were so many children wanting to take part,” commented fellow organiser Helen Murray.


Amy Roberts from Knutsford Triathlon Club and Ethan Davies of North Cheshire Clarion were the winners in the Years 6-7 race.

Millie Burchall put on an incredible display to finish second overall behind boy’s winner Zack Cocksedge in the Years 4-5 race.

Elsie Suthard and Knutsford Triathlon Club’s Edward Thomas took the wins in the Years 1-3 race. 

Farah Armitage completed the 1km fun run despite having open heart surgery two years ago, whilst her older brother Brodie did his first duathlon.

Proud dad Dave Armitage said: “My kids were probably the smallest two competitors taking part, but it was such an awesome day.”

The Canute Duathlons will return in 2019.

For the latest information check out the Canute Duathlon website and Twitter.

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