Organiser Human Race has confirmed that next year’s HSBC Triathlon will take place at Olympic venue Dorney Lake on Sunday 16 September 2012. The event offers something for absolutely everyone looking to get involved in the UK’s fastest growing sport with three popular Triathlon distances on offer plus a brand new Duathlon event and a Scootathlon for children aged four to eight.
This ‘festival of multisport’ is perfect for seasoned veterans and complete novices alike and relay options are available for those looking to take on the challenge as part of a team. The location for the HSBC Triathlon could not be more perfect with Dorney Lake being used as the 2012 Olympic Rowing and Canoeing venue for three months before the event. The bike and run courses are completely flat and traffic-free while the water for the swim leg is purpose built, clean, clear and calm.
Being one of the last events on the 2012 triathlon calendar, the HSBC Triathlon is the perfect place to use that full season of fitness to post a fast time and have a great race. As one of the first events to use the venue after the Olympics has been in residence, the HSBC Triathlon is a great opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and get a look at the home of one of the greatest sporting events in the World first hand.
Distances on offer are the Super Sprint which features a 400m swim, 10km bike and 2.5km run followed by the Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run) and the Standard (Olympic) Triathlon distance of 1500m swim, 40km bike and 10km run.
The new Duathlon event sees competitors take on a 5k run followed by a 20k bike and finishing with a final 2.5k run. The Scootathlon event sees children aged from four to eight years take on a 400m scoot, 400m bike and a 250m run down the finishing tunnel to receive their medal.
More information on the event along with online entry can be found at www.humanrace.co.uk