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Last updated 05:00 21/03/2014
Poppy Pett
FUN TIMES: Poppy Pett, 8, from Northcote Primary competing in last year’s North Shore Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

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Sports stars Jonah Lomu, Alison Shanks and Massie Dillon will be at the North Shore Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in support of Kiwi kids.

Former All Black Lomu is the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon ambassador, Shanks is an world champion and Olympic cyclist and Dillon is World Aquathon Champion 2013 and part of the NZ U19 Elite Triathlon team.

The North Shore event will be at Narrow Neck Beach on April 6 and entries are open for children aged 7 to 15 years.

The events, which have become a rite of passage for New Zealand children, inspire children to get active and have fun with friends.

Children of all abilities can compete in the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

Creating a fun environment and encouraging children to give it a TRY is what the series is all about, Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing Company general manager Pierre van Heerden says.

The sports stars supporting the event have the "determination and grit in all endeavours" that epitomises the TRYathlon spirit, he says.

Participants get an event pack, a T-shirt, a swim cap for all swimmers, certificate and a medal.

Breakfast is also available to all kids taking part so they can fuel up on Weet-Bix before the event.

Registrations close on April 2.

Go to or phone 531 5080.


The North Shore Times has 10 Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon packs to give away.

Each pack contains one free entry, a Weet-Bix towel and drink bottle.

To be in to win email with TRYathlon in the subject line and include your name and daytime phone number. Entries close at 10am on Thursday, March 27.

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