The 2012 Tata Steel British Paratriathlon Championships, set to take place at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham is now open for entries.
The event organised by One Step Beyond is now in its fifth year and will take place alongside the Nottingham Triathlon on 26 May 2012 hosting paratriathletes from around the UK, as they compete for the coveted British Championships.
British Triathlon expects the event to attract its biggest field to date, due to the natural growth of this exciting sport after the successful inclusion in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and the inspiring performances of our elite British paratriathletes at European and World Championships level events.
In 2011, the GE Great Britain Paratriathlon Team delivered four World and European Champions with Steven Judge and Charlotte Ellis both having entered those events as British Champions after victory in front of the grandstands of Nottingham. This year, the event has added importance acting as qualifier for the 2012 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Auckland later this year.
In addition to elite paratriathletes racing, the event also aims to drive participation within the sport, and British Triathlon would urge any athletes who are considering joining the paratriathlon community to take up the challenge. British Triathlon will have classifiers on hand the day prior to the event, to ensure all athletes have a disability class before competing.
To find out more about the event and to enter, please visit the One Step Beyond website: www.onestepbeyond.org.uk
For more information on paratriathlon, please visit the British Triathlon website: www.britishtriathlon.org