Sport Support, the organiser of this summer’s TT Triathlon on the 30th June 2013 is pleased to announce the inclusion of a new Short Course race to the list of events.
The shorter distance event is open to individual competitors as well as ‘Team’ and Corporate entries. The Short Course will consist of a 1.2 mile swim, the bike will be a single lap – 37.73 miles – of the TT Mountain course and a six mile run before finishing at the iconic TT Grandstand.
Sport Support have worked closely with the Isle of Man Government Department of Infrastructure as well as the local Police and Emergency services to develop a course that makes the most of the Island’s terrain, and provides the competitors with a safe but testing challenge. The event will feature a complete road closure on the iconic nine-mile section of the mountain course between Ramsey and the Creg Ny Baa for the duration of the event and a managed route for the rest of the course.
The race headquarters and main base will be the TT Grandstand and all activities are currently planned to start in and around the Douglas area. The start of the race – the swimming discipline – will be in Douglas bay. The first transition to the Cycle course will then take place on Douglas promenade as the endurance triathletes prepare to tackle the world famous TT Course on their bikes.
The bike challenge will feature laps of the TT Mountain Course, with a small section to get them onto the course from the sea front. The second transition will take place at the TT Grandstand itself, offering the competitors the chance to experience one of the world’s iconic sports locations as well as giving spectators the opportunity to see athletes close up as they switch between disciplines.
The third and final discipline – the run – starts with a descent to the Promenade from the Grandstand. After this, athletes will tackle clockwise loops on Douglas roads and a final incline run up to get them back to the TT grandstand where they will be greeted by a wall of noise and support as they head for the finish line.
The short course is priced at £85 for individuals and £100 for relay team and Corporate entries of three with each member of a team choosing one discipline.
This race is completely accessible to all and Team True Spirit, a group of injured service men and women, together with their support staff, has already committed to enter a number of competitors who will take part in the event to raise awareness and funds for Service Charities.
Entries are also open for the Long Course TT Triathlon which is set to provide competitors with the ultimate test as it starts with a 2.4 mile swim in Douglas Bay, followed by a 112 mile cycle – 3 laps – around the TT Mountain Course, before finishing with a full marathon – 26.2 miles. The long course race entry fee is £275 with options for charity entrants.
Full details of both races can be found on the new TT Triathlon website at www.tttri.com.