Just a quick one to let you know about the Penrith Sprint Triathlon which is going ahead on Bank Holiday Sunday, 28th August. I would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this onto your friends and fellow club members, either through your website, email groups, carrier pigeon, mountain goat or just by shouting it from the hilltops.
Organised in partnership by Eden District Council and Arragon’s Cumbrian Tri Club, the Penrith Sprint is a BTF registered event now in its fourth year, which takes in some of the fantastic scenery (and hills!) on the edge of the Lake District.
Having been billed as a beginner’s event in its first year, last year’s third running saw the event attract 240 competitors ranging from absolute beginners to some high class athletes producing some extremely quick times. The course provides a challenge to all levels of athlete, or non-athlete in my case.
If you haven’t experienced the event before, the course comprises of:
400m pool swim, started in waves
22km bike loop on open roads
5km run on adjacent fields
The event will utilise chip timing, secure and numbered transition on an astro turf pitch with the route being comprehensively signed and marshaled at all corners and junctions.
As event organisers we aim to make this event the best it can possibly be with participant enjoyment and generally having fun the most important factors in the event. Having received positive feedback from participants and officials we’ll be striving to make this year’s event even better!
Each participant will receive a technical t-shirt, food and a goody bag upon completion of the course. There will also be prizes/trophies for the mens, womens, team and vet categories.
The easiest way to enter this year’s event is online through the TriHard website, which can be accessed directly by clicking here