The Physical Education Department at BIS Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce that we are organising a Duathlon for Key Stage 1 (Year 1&2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 3-6).
A Duathlon is an athletic event that consists of a running leg, followed by a cycling leg and then another running leg in a format bearing some resemblance to triathlons.
The event will be held on **Thursday 15th March at 3.30pm **in conjunction with a picnic. The race will take place outside the school grounds on the car park area to the right of the school’s main entrance – away from school buses and the side/flags entrance.
Students in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 can participate in the event. Students will run 600m, cycle 1.2km and then run another 600m.
Participants will need the following items in order to participate in the event;
• Running shoes
• House T Shirt
• Bicycle in good working order
• Fitted Cycle Helmet
• Water bottle
On the day of the event; participants will run in each year group with their ‘House’, each house and age group will have a ‘wave’ start. Official times will be kept by the Mathematics Department. All participants will receive a medal and the top 3 from each year group will be awarded a trophy at the end of the event. Families are encouraged to bring along a picnic to eat during the event. Ice cream and coffee will be available to purchase on the day.
The cost of the event will be 55 Dirhams, this should be returned to school in an envelope marked clearly for Duathlon 2018, with your child’s name, class and house for the attention of Mrs Lowe in the PE Office by 8th March. Places are limited; therefore places will be given on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.
If you wish your son/daughter to be involved in this exciting opportunity, please complete the reply slip: Duathlon Letter & Reply Slip and return it to Mrs Lowe before the deadline.
If you have any queries please let me know by e-mail: Gaynor.firstname.lastname@example.org