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Challenge coming to the UK

Long-distance race organiser seals deal for UK race

We’ve just received news that the UK is set to stage a Challenge race, realistically in 2011.

The team behind Roth (including organiser Felix Walchshoefer) and the blossoming Challenge events in France, Spain, Denmark, Austria and New Zealand have confirmed that Just Racing UK, led by Alan Rose, is looking for a suitable venue to stage a long-distance Challenge race.

Just Racing UK currently organise a number of events inlcuding the Roade and Northampton triathlons, and The Beaver Triathlon, a middle-distance event in the shadows of Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire. See next issue (247), out on 4 May for our bike test on the Beaver bike course.

No location for the race has yet been confirmed but word on the street is that it will be a brand-new event and not simply a case of rebranding a current race.

For further information go to www.challenge-family.com.

Note: picture shows Alan Rose (left) and Felix Walchshoefer (right),

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.