Leonard Cheshire Disability is inviting people who are new to triathlon, or want to try out the sport, to take part in a series of free taster sessions in London next month.
The charity launched it own 220 Award-winning triathlon, Tri Together, in 2011. The event is a unique sprint distance triathlon for people of all ages and abilities to swim, bike and run together. To meet the rising demand for triathlons for young people in the UK, a junior race has been introduced for those aged 13-16.
Following last year’s success, the competition will take place on 19 August at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in South London.
To help people with their training for Tri Together, or try their hand at triathlon for the first time, Leonard Cheshire Disability will be holding two taster sessions at Crystal Palace on Saturday 5 May and Saturday 26 May from 3 to 5pm. This is an excellent opportunity for beginners to get free one-to-one advice and coaching and try out the swim, cycle and run route ahead of the event.
Triathlon coaches and experienced sports professionals from Pure Sports Medicine and Swim for Tri will be providing expert advice and coaching on all three stages of triathlon, as well as how to shorten your transition times between running, swimming and biking. Cycling Projects will also be providing sports wheelchairs and alternative cycles such as recumbent trikes, hand cycles and tandem bicycles, to disabled people, free of charge.
There are a limited number of places available at each taster session. Register by going to www.lcdisability.org/triathlontraining.
Race entry for Tri Together on 19 August is still open. To secure a place go to www.lcdisability.org/tritogether or text TRI to 80878*. Race entry is from £32 for adults and £15 for children and minimum sponsorship applies.
*Standard rates apply