Aimed at newcomers to triathlon, or for those that want to race hard and fast, the Vachery Triathlon Festival (21 July) has announced that they’ll be holding a sprint distance ‘Try a Tri’ triathlon.
The Sprint race is being held alongside the Olympic and Middle distance races organised for the festival at the Vachery Estate in Cranleigh, Surrey.
Last year’s Vachery Sprint Distance Triathlon was hailed as a great success, and this year it is back with prizes for individual age-group wins, club championships and spot prizes. All three races are still open for entries, with the middle distance race filling up fast and almost sold out.
Catch the video review from last year’s event:
The 2013 Vachery Sprint Distance Triathlon race is a treat for athletes of all abilities and experience to race on quiet country roads (some closed) in the Surrey Hills, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Athletes will cover a 750m lake swim, 20km bike through quiet country roads, before finishing off with a 5km run on a closed flat country lane course.
All entrants will receive a commemorative T-Shirt and every finisher receives a medal and complimentary food and drink and More Than Massage physio post-race care.
If you’re a member of a triathlon club or racing with a group of friends or workmates we will automatically enter you into the Vachery Sprint Triathlon Club Championship so there are even more opportunities for prizes. Clubs or social clubs who compete just for fun will love the ‘mob’ competition, which rewards those that enter the most members to the Vachery races with even more spot prizes.
The Vachery Estate is located just outside the picturesque village of Cranleigh in the Surrey Hills, only minutes from London and the motorways, M25, M23 and M3.
Entry to the Vachery Sprint Distance is just £40 (BTF member) or £44 (non-member). Head to http://www.vacherytriathlon.co.uk.