On Wednesday 25th February Waikino School held a triathlon. Our family came and our parents and students came. I didn't want to do it but I chose to do it because my mum said I did, so I did.
First we went for the swimming race and then I had to run to my bike and then I put my helmet on and hopped on my bike. I went on the bike track and then parked my bike and ran, I slipped on the water slide. I ran and ran and I came second. I felt proud of myself.
Waikino School did it because they had to get us fit but mostly for fun.
After that I raced my dad. Dad used Mrs Bartram's bike and I set off before him but he was gaining on me so I tried not to stop pedalling. Dad could not pass me in the native area. I ran as fast as I could go. I slipped down the waterside again like a wiggly slimy worm.
"Go, go, go" they said. I got really tired but I did not stop, I kept going. After that I got a pain in my heart but I still didn't stop even though I felt like it.
Everyone gave me a shout "Go Jacob, go Jacob", I won and at the end they gave me a piece of pear. Everyone gave me a clap for beating my dad and we got to have a free swim.
When we were finished I got changed and got a hot dog. Me and Molly played on the playground. We had a good time and we didn't want to go but we had to so we listened to mum.
On the way to the car my chain came off my bike and I said "time to get a new bike".
Mum and Dad agreed. Dad put my bike in the car, I hopped in and strapped myself in. It was very late.
"Straight to bed when you get home" Mum said to me. Molly said "OK, do we have to brush our teeth?"
"Yes" said mum.
"OK" me and Molly said.
Mum asked us what our favourite part of the day was and I said the triathlon. Molly said the same thing.
Great writing Jacob! For more Tryathlon stories come and visit our classroom. Our published work is already on the wall and looks great.
For more Tryathlon photos have a look at this album on our school Facebook page.
We know that triathlon isn't spelt with a 'y' but it was all about having a go and participating in an event, hence the 'try'.