TARD facilitates Solomon Islands Triathlon visit to North Malaita
According to Mr Exsley Taloiburi who coordinated the visit for the three Triathlon officials, the trip was used purposely to identify suitable venues for proposed training workshops and competitions in December for rural youths in North Malaita.
Representatives from the Solomon Islands Triathlon Association that went to North Malaita last week include an Australian volunteer who works as the Sports Development Officer, Mr Hilton Williams and two local colleagues Mr Laban and Ms Rose Filia.
Triathlon is an athletic event consisting of swimming, cycling and running over various distances. In most modern triathlons, these events are placed back-to-back in immediate sequence and a competitor's official time includes the time required to "transition" between the individual legs of the race, including any time necessary for changing clothes and shoes.
It is understood that this is the first time for Solomon Islands Triathlon to extend its activities to Malaita Province.