On Sunday, August 1, in the Naujene parish, in the Daugavas loki natural park, in the villages of Slutishki and Dilevichi, the annual Tourist Triathlon, organized by the Municipal Agency of the Augsdaugava Region TAKA, took place.
This year’s event was not based on competition, but on attentiveness, ingenuity, enjoying nature and getting to know the wide range of tourism opportunities in the Augsdaugava region. The purpose of the event is to popularize an active lifestyle, outdoor recreation, as well as to popularize one of the most beautiful sections of the river.
14 teams came to enjoy the exciting summer adventure – not only from Daugavpils, Augshdaugava region, but also from Riga, Ventspils, Adazi, there was even a guest from Germany. The participants came from different age groups. The youngest participant Egor Karpov – 5 years old, and the oldest Roman Saush – 87 years old.
The Tourist Triathlon track was divided into three stages. Triathletes have boated, bicycles and hiked. The competition was not for speed, but still it was necessary to keep within three hours.
The most interesting task was photographic orientation, because both on a boat and on a bicycle, the participants were looking for different places and objects. The organizers prepared 12 images or checkpoints to be found and photographed. The main task was attentiveness and ingenuity.
The sunny weather was pleasing and, despite the strong headwind, while kayaking down the Daugava, all the participants coped well with the tasks, and all stages of the adventure were successfully overcome. All six teams managed to find and fix all 12 checkpoints, so the Ohaio team was declared the winner in the lottery. Christian Silini and Zandy Lisowski.
The girls were awarded a special commemorative prize – a stylized wooden clock made by a workshop from the Pilskalne parish. The rest of the participants of the event also received small commemorative prizes. At the end of the outdoor event, after an active day and adventures, all participants tasted delicious porridge.
Source: GOROD.LV – новости Даугавпилса by gorod.lv.
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