New long-distance event in the UK!

Nottingham to host Ironman-distance race in August 2010!

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One Step Beyond Promotions is proud to announce a new premier long distance triathlon event, to take place in Nottingham on 8 August 2010. The new event will give athletes a chance to test themselves against a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and a 26.2-mile run. 

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You can sign up at www.onestepbeyond.org.uk. 

Event organisers are working in conjunction with Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Councils, as well as some of the major sporting venues within the city to deliver a breath-taking full-distance triathlon. It will start from the National Water Sports Centre and finish at the iconic Victoria Embankment.

Mark Arthur, CEO of Nottingham Forest Football Club, commented: “Having an event such as this come to Nottingham is great news. As a keen cyclist, I think we can use events such as these to engage a wide audience and inspire them to get active. Having the route pass under the city ground is brilliant and we fully support the event."

The swim and bike transitions will take place at Holme Pierrepont, where thousands of triathletes already enjoy racing the National Relay Championships every year. 

The bike course will be fast but challenging, taking in the best that Nottinghamshire has to offer. The course, which will be partly on closed roads, will enable the competitors to concentrate on racing, as well as taking in the beautiful Nottinghamshire countryside.

The run will be stunningly scenic, looping between Holme Pierrepont and the Victoria Embankment, making it perfect for spectators and competitors alike. The route will run alongside the River Trent and past Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, Forest’s City Ground and Sven-Goran Eriksson’s new home, the County Ground! 

Iain Hamilton, of One Step Beyond Promotions, commented: “We are really excited to finally announce this to the public, we have been working for nine months with various authorities to get us to this stage and still have many months of very hard work until we stage what will be the best full distance triathlon in the UK.”

“I know from experience of working on the Vitruvian that long distance triathlons have seen an explosion in participation in recent years. We put a big wish list together to create this event, such as central location, challenging but fast bike course with road closures, entertaining run course and the ability to attract a high number of spectators. When we finished our list, there was no where else in the world we wanted to stage this event but Nottingham.”

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Further information is available at www.onestepbeyond.org.uk, so whether you fancy racing, watching or just want to know more, register your email today!