Are you a female triathlete trying to recruit some friends into the multisport fold? Tell them about this year’s Shock Absorber Women Only Challenge at Eton Dorney on 12 July. This year’s event will feature a swim, triathlon, duathlon and run on a single day, in a bid to create the UK’s biggest women-only event.
The swim will take place in the calm and clean waters of the lake made famous during the London 2012 Olympics. A range of distances are available between 750m and 5k to encourage ladies of all abilities to get involved.
Those who prefer to stick to dry land will be able to choose from a flat and fast paced 5k Run, or can take on the new Duathlon option that includes a testing 21k cycle in-between two run sections (5k and 2.5k).
The highlight of the day is likely to be the Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon, which will test participants swimming, cycling and running skills. A variety of difficulties are available from Novice (200m swim, 5.3k bike, 2.5k run) through to Challenge (800m swim, 31.8km bike, 7.5km run). A ‘Mates Wave’ will be included in the Sprint Triathlon distance for those who prefer to take part with friends rather than their age group.
Participants are encouraged to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer. Breast Cancer Care will be there to support those fundraising with their training and cheer them on the big day. There is no minimum sponsorship target but every pound raised will really make a difference to the lives of those affected by breast cancer.
There will also be a special Women Only Triathlon Training Day on 24th May to help first timers. For more info and to book your place head to www.humanrace.co.uk/womenonly.
Will you be entering the Shock Absorber Women Only Challenge? Tell us in the comments!