Looking for a fun way to end the triathlon season? Then why not try this new Olympic inspired triathlon relay event suitable for athletes of all abilities and triathlon families being held in Norwich, Norfolk.? But what’s it all about?
The possibility of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Team Triathlon format becoming part of the Olympics in 2016 has captured our imagination. So we’re putting on an event of this type at the University Sportspark in Norwich, Norfolk.? The ITU’s Team Triathlon format is racing at its most thrilling. It’s energetic, exciting, uncompromising and action-packed. This format comprises teams of two men and two women, and each team member completes a ‘super-sprint’ triathlon consisting of swimming, biking and running, before tagging off to their next teammate. It’s non-stop action from the very beginning.?Fast and Furious in Norwich!
Distances for our triathlon event will be 200m swim/4.5km bike/1,200m run, and is suitable for participants of all ages and abilities. The swim will be in the Sportspark pool, the bike course is a two-lap loop on the university campus roads, and the run will be on the Sportspark running track.
With the format of the event in mind, we will be running three different race categories for teams as follows…
Rookie Racers: Teams of two males and two females made up of novice athletes that are new to triathlon or have only competed in a handful of races. For ages 11 to adult.?
Frantic Families: Teams to be made up of one or two families. Each team must contain two parents and two children (note: children do not have to be related but the team must include at least one of their parents). Teams must still include two males and two females and there is no maximum age for the children as long as one of their parents is also in the team.
Warriors: For teams of experienced athletes aged 15 upwards – those looking to race fast and furious.?
Each team (regardless of category) must consist of 4 athletes – two females and two males. Trophies will be awarded to the top 3 teams in each category. There’ll be a maximum of 16 teams in each category.?The entry fee for this exciting new event is £60 per team. For any team members that are not members of British Triathlon then a day membership must be purchased at a cost of £4 each (£2 for U18s).
Online entry for the event can be found at Entry Central, “the online start line” for event entry http://entrycentral.com/index.php?raceID=100863, and further event entry and race information can be found at the Active Outdoor Sport website.