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The Cotswold 113

The West Country is set to host a new middle-distance triathlon in 2011

One of the key growth areas in the last couple of seasons has been the wealth of new middle-distance races springing uo around the UK. Another ‘official’ new race to hit the race calendar is the Cotswold 113 Middle-Distance Triathlon, taking place on 26 June 2011. Here’s more from race director Graeme Hardie…

This new race to the UK Half Iron-distance Triathlon calendar will take place from the Cotswolds Water Park located in the heart of the Cotswolds and conveniently close to Swindon and Cirencester with access to both M4 and M5 Motorways.

The lake swim will take place in Lake 32, which is well know within the triathlon community and features beautiful clear and shallow water.

The predominantly flat, fast bike course will take in some of the most scenic Cotswold countryside on the two-lap route.

Cotswold Water park has some of the most scenic and quiet lake side pathways in the UK and the three-lap run goes around three lakes and takes in the small, picturesque village of Somerford Keynes.

The race is aimed at racers both new to middle distance, looking for a ‘flatter course’, as well as more experienced athletes looking to hammer a fast personal best time.

The event will be family run and aimed at promoting a friendly, no- elitist atmosphere for the sport as well as providing good camping facilities and plenty of available food and drink for racers as well as spectators.

The website is up and running now. Go to www.cotswold113.com right now.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.