For more than 100 years, thrill seekers venture to the Isle of Man every summer for the Isle of Man TT. Now, a new breed of thrill seeker, the triathlete, will take to the world famous TT course for the very first Isle of Man TT Triathlon on 30 June 2013.
The Island's terrain will provide the ultimate test for competitors with a 2.4-mile swim in the Irish Sea, followed by a 112-mile cycle across spectacular mountain scenery, through quiet villages and the Island's capital, Douglas, before finishing with a full marathon.
Competitors will experience the only place in Britain where the seven kingdoms of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Heaven and the sea can all be seen at the same time.
Endurance triathletes will compete on the world famous TT Course, taking in the iconic TT Grandstand, the stunning descent of Bray Hill and the torturous Mountain Road section, made famous by over 100 years of motorbikes performing at the peak of their limit.
The race base will be the TT Grandstand, which is situated in Douglas and all activities are currently planned in and around the Douglas area. There are numerous hotels on the Douglas Promenade which will overlook both the run and the swim.
The swim will be in Douglas Bay and full details will be revealed shortly. T1 will be on the Promenade.
Athletes then prepare to make history, as they set out onto this iconic bike course. This time, on the TT bike course, the only high performance engine is the athletes own body!
The bike course is three loops of the TT Mountain Course ridden clockwise, with a small section to get them onto the course from the sea front. T2 will be located at the TT Grandstand.
The run course starts with a descent to the Promenade from the Grandstand.
After this, athletes will tackle three x 8.4-mile clockwise loops. There will be an incline to get them back to the TT grandstand.
This race is accessible to all. TT Triathlon welcome physically challenged athletes, Team True Spirit. TrueSpirit.org.uk are a group of injured servicemen and support staff competing to raise awareness and funds for Service Charities.
The race entry fee is £275; there are options for charity entrants as well as relay teams.
TT Triathlon are working with Isle of Man Events (www.Iomevents.com) and they will be offering a wide variety of accommodation packages available at the same time as race entry. These are designed to suit a wide variety of budgets. The packages will include travel to the Island and also accommodation. These start at £130pp
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