Still time to take part in triathlon

Limited places are still available to take part in next month’s Buxton Triathlon.

Taking place on Sunday July 8, this popular pool-based sprint distance triathlon is aimed at both seasoned triathletes and novices.

The triathlon kicks-off with a 400m swim in Buxton Pool before taking in some stunning scenery on the 21km cycle ride and finishing with a 5km run around the leafy Buxton streets. The competitors start in waves, with the first scheduled for 7am.

Race Director Simon Hill said: “The Buxton Triathlon features some stunning scenery, and it has established itself as a classic race not to be missed.

“The sprint distance means that it is open to triathletes of all levels, and it’s a great entry race for novices.”

Event costs are £42 for individual entries or £55 for team entries, including numbered transition racking, electronic chip timing and a goody bag.

Prizes

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

Entries to the BTF-sanctioned Buxton Triathlon close on June 29, or when sold out.

The Buxton Triathlon is part of the Xtra Mile Events Tri Sprint Series with four pool-based triathlons of sprint distance taking place around the North West. Competitors can also register for the Buxton Triathlon as a single event only.

For further details and to register, visit www.xtramileevents.com.