The logo for Haverhill’s first triathlon has been chosen from among the entries of the area’s Scout and Guide troops.
Olivia Hannagan, from Kedington Brownies, designed the winning logo for HaverTri – the Haverhill Research Park Triathlon, which will be held on October 5.
Sponsors and supporters of the event judged the plethora of logos submitted and scored them, with Olivia’s being rated the highest.
Her entry will now be refined by Stylize Display Graphics before being used on medals, posters, T shirts and other race paraphernalia.
“I’m really pleased to have done the winning design as it was quite hard with lots of people doing it,” said nine year old Olivia.
“I based it on a crest design we did at school though incorporating swimming, cycling and running with a medal at the bottom.”
HaverTri is being sponsored by Haverhill Research park and supported by Stylize Display Graphics, Tesco Haverhill, Haverhill Leisure Centre and the town’s county councillors.
Also supporting HaverTri are Icini Water, Castle Manor Academy, Ignite Radio, OS Communications, KP Landscaping, Perform Sports Therapy and Aerocycles.
Race director Jack Tappin said: “Olivia’s entry has really encapsulated triathlon and will no doubt make a great logo for HaverTri.”
Sarah Lyons, Girlguiding district commissioner for Haverhill, said: “I’m really thrilled that one of our girls won as it’s the first competition we’ve done.”
“We’re part of the same district and use the campsite regularly. Our group did really well and it was hard to choose as there were some great designs.”
Jamie Hall, from Stylize, said: “Olivia’s is a very good design that’s bright, bold and colourful.
“It’s a great concept that illustrates the sport well and will no doubt make a great logo which I look forward to working on.”
HaverTri will be raising money for Haverhill Scouts and Guides new hut fund.
The race will build on the success of HaverHalf and Haver10, which attracted more than 350 runners on May 11 and raised more than £13,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Three distances will be on offer, with the race distances suitable for novices through to veterans and for those aged 13 plus.
The Super Sprint (for ages 13 plus) will start with a 200 metre swim (eight lengths of the pool) followed by an eight kilometre cycle and finally a 2.4km run.
The Sprint distance (15 plus) will be a 400m swim, a 20km cycle and a five km run, while the Sprint+ (17 plus) - which will be open for relay team entries – will consist of a 600m swim, a 40km cycle and finally a 10km run.
An application has been made to British Triathlon Federation for a race licence.
Entry costs £30 for the Super Sprint, £35 for the Sprint and £40 for the Sprint+, which includes the day licence (usually bought on the day for an additional £5).
The Sprint+ is open for relay entries and there are discounts on all events for BTF members and under 19s.
You can enter online at www.entrycentral.com/havertri or collect and entry form from Haverhill Arts Centre or Haverhill Leisure Centre.
Volunteers are being sought to help with the event – e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org