Eighth Wilmslow Triathlon set for another record-breaking year

Organisers confident of Triathlon’s continued growth

Organisers of the Wilmslow Triathlon, which takes place on Sunday 11th May 2014 for the eighth time, have confirmed that places are already selling fast.

Following last year’s record-breaking turnout, where almost 600 entrants completed the course along with a strong presence from triathlon clubs across the region, the Wilmslow Triathlon continues to grow and those wishing to take part are being advised to sign up as soon as possible.

The event is based at Wilmslow Leisure Centre, where the 400m swim takes place in the 25m indoor pool. The transition area (as well as the start and finish) is located on the cricket pitch outside.

The picturesque, mainly flat cycle ride of 24.2km takes competitors around the Cheshire countryside, while the 6.3km run lead them around Wilmslow’s leafy roads on a mostly even route with some inclines near the River Bollin.

The triathlon has been consistently growing in size and popularity over the last few years, attracting novices, experienced and elite triathletes alike.

The cost is £42 for individual entries or £55 for relay team entries, including numbered racking, electronic chip timing and a goody bag.

Prize giving takes place after the event, with prizes awarded in the following categories: overall winners (male and female), age groups (male and female), relay team prize, club prize (first 3 athletes from the same club) and novice prize.

The current course records are held by Roger Witz Barnes (01:05:41) and Dominique Searle (01:15:49) and the event has a reputation for being ‘the biggest and best sprint triathlon in Greater Manchester and beyond’.

Entries for the event close on 7th May 2014 - or when sold out. Visit www.xtramileevents.com to secure your place.

Also in Cheshire, later in the year, the Macclesfield Triathlon takes place on 3rd August 2014.

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