With limited places left for the Buxton Triathlon 2012, the organisers are urging anyone who hasn’t signed up yet to go to www.xtramileevents.com and register as soon as possible.
Taking place on Sunday 8 July, this is a popular pool based sprint distance triathlon aimed at both seasoned triathletes and novices. Based in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens it takes in some of the finest scenery of the Peak District and features on the sporting calendar as a classic race not to miss.
The Buxton Triathlon kicks off with a 400m swim in the newly refurbished Buxton Pool before taking in some stunning scenery on the 21 km cycle ride and finishing with a 5 km run around the leafy Buxton streets. The competitors start in waves, with the first wave scheduled for 7 am.
Event costs are £42 for individual entries or £55 for team entries, including numbered transition racking, electronic chip timing and an excellent goody bag. 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 3 athletes from the same club) and novice prize.
Entries to the BTF sanctioned Buxton Triathlon close on 29 June 2012 or when sold out.
Race Director Simon Hill commented: “The Buxton Triathlon features some stunning scenery, and it has established itself as a classic race not to miss. The sprint distance means that it is open to triathletes of all levels, and it’s a great entry race for novices. There are not many places left so don’t delay signing up if you want to be a part of the competing field in Buxton next month.”
The course records are currently held by Martin Cain (1:03:11) and Liz Batt (1:19:28).
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 of England including the Leeds Xpress Triathlon (29 July) and Macclesfield Triathlon (12 August).
Competitors can also register for the Buxton Triathlon as a single event only.