Cornwall Triathlon Series
The series is organised by Carrick Leisure Community Service, in partnership with Triathlon England. Now in its sixth year, the project expects that triathlons in the area will grow significantly, which will be exciting, especially in an Olympic year.
Events for the triathlon are taking place all over Cornwall, from the first event held in Penzance, to the last event held in Wadebridge on October 7 2012.
The next forthcoming event will be the Falmouth Triathlon on June 17th. The sprint distance event with an open water sea swim will be based at Gyllyngvase Beach in Falmouth.
The event, which starts at 7:30am will include a 750m open water swim in the bay of Gyllyngvase Beach, a 28K cycle from Gyllyngvase to Swanpool and out to Mawnan Smith and back, followed by a 5K run round Pendennis Headland and finishing at Falmouth Beach Hotel.
Local fitness instructor and volunteer to the Cornwall Triathlon series, Rachel Haspell commented, “It’s such an exciting event that showcases the talent throughout Cornwall.”
The series will feature ten events ranging from sprint to standard distance and pool and open water. Competitors must complete a minimum of six events in the ten races, and the top 6 scoring events will count towards the overall series total.
The age categories range from Junior at 16 to Vet 60 + with a Novice category for any age to encourage greater participant for the triathlon. Prizes in the Novice categories will be awarded for the best newcomer to the series.
Triathlon England South England Manager Gareth Hall commented: “I have been very impressed with the people I have met that are involved in the series. Cornwall Councils Leisure Service provider Carrick Leisure Limited is very experienced in developing events in Cornwall and we are delighted that they are embracing Triathlon England’s Event Quality Mark”.
The prize presentation evening will be help on Saturday 10th November at Newquay Sports Centre to award trophies and prizes to the top three placing in each of the individual categories.
With six events left, there is still chance to register and take part in an event near you. Entry fees into the series are free, however entry into each particular event will vary, and more information about applying is available on the England Triathlon website.