Angus boy inspired to complete triathlon

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An athletic Angus youngster, inspired by a young boy who won an award after running a triathlon, now wants to complete one himself.

Sporty Kyle Hamilton, from Brechin, is a keen boxer, a member of Arbroath Amateur Boxing and also plays football for Brechin City Youth, but after watching the Pride of Britain Awards on television he was inspired by the Child of Courage winner Bailey Matthews, to try a different sport.

Bailey hit headlines last summer after footage of him completing his first tri at the Castle Howard Triathlon went viral. Bailey suffers from cerebral palsy and pushed aside his walking frame and ran towards the finish line.

Kyle (11), who is in his final year at Andover Primary School, will be completing his triathlon this Friday along with his dad, William.

They be raising money for nine-year-old P5 Andover pupil Franek Golicki who has spina bifida.

William said: “Kyle watched that Pride of Britain Programme where someone did a triathlon and he said to me ‘I want to do that, dad’

“He wanted to do something to help somebody before he left Andover to go to secondary school.”

On Friday at around 10am, the father and son duo will be cycling 10 miles from the primary school to Montrose Sports Centre where they will swim 20 lengths of the swimming pool. They will then run just over five miles from the Bridge of Dun back to Andover Primary.

Kyle set a target of raising £1800 and has already smashed that with the figure standing at more than £2500.

There will be a disco in the Nova Lounge of the East End and Nova Suite, Brechin, at 7pm on Friday where Kyle and William will present the proceeds of their triathlon to Franek and his mother Karolina.

To sponsor the duo please contact Kyle’s sister Dawn Hamilton via Facebook.