You could call us a company full of neat freaks and that’d be fine; because here at BISSELL we pride ourselves on our home cleaners. We’ve redefined the concept of clean with a family of innovative floor care products such as vacuums, carpet sweepers, carpet deep cleaners and bare floor vacuums.
We believe a clean home is a healthy home and our health and wellbeing, in particular the health and wellbeing of our kids, is very important to us! That’s why BISSELL are extremely proud to be sponsoring this year’s’ Bayleys Westmere Kids Triathlon.
The Bissell run is the first part of the Bayleys Westmere Kids Try and involves
running around Cox's Bay Park.
|School year 0-1
||500 metres (half way around Cox’s Bay Park)
|School year 2-4
||1km (once around Cox’s Bay Park)
|School year 5-6
||1.5km (once around Cox's Bay Park with option to extend over the bridge and up the hill and around the trees)|
|Team event with adult and child
||1km run and child bike ride.
Adult and child do the run and the slide together
You will need to listen carefully on the day as you will be called to the starting area in school year (and colour) groups.
Each school year group will be colour coded with your race sticker.
You will be racing in groups of 10 at a time. So each age / colour group will gather at the starting area and be divided up into groups of 10.
The first race (year zeros) will start at 10.00am. This will be followed by the year ones, year twos and so on.
The final race will be the team event.
A good running technique is critical in the development of any athlete. A good
technique will not only make you go faster but it will also help prevent
- Your head should be up and looking straight forward.
- Your shoulders should be relaxed and this should relax your arms and hands.
- Hips should be forward.
- Knees should come high at the front and toes should be up at the front of the stride.
Bissell Training Tips
- Practise running on soft surfaces, like grass, or use good running
shoes for running on hard surfaces.
- Play some running games such as 'tag' or 'follow the leader' ... just be careful of other people and make sure you play it away from where smaller children are playing.
- Do some relays – hopping, skipping, jumping, backward running.
- Have fun running around the school field at morning tea or lunch time … it’s a great way to get fit and to get rid of all of that extra energy you have so you can concentrate when you are back in the classroom.
Just remember that you will have to pace yourself as the run is only the first part of the Bayleys Westmere Kids Try and you have the bike and water slide to come!