The Buxton Triathlon takes place on Sunday 14 July 2013 and this popular pool based sprint distance triathlon is aimed at both seasoned triathletes and novices. Registration is open and over 100 competitors have already signed up, with the maximum race capacity at 200.
Based in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens at the Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre, the race takes in some of the finest scenery of the Peak District and Goyt Valley and has established itself as a classic race not to miss on the triathlon calendar.
The Buxton Triathlon kicks off with a 400m swim in the Buxton Pool before taking in some stunning scenery on the 21 km cycle ride and finishing with a 5 km run around the leafy Buxton streets. The competitors start in waves, with the first wave scheduled for 7 am.
Event costs are £42 for individual entries or £55 for relay team entries, including numbered transition racking, electronic chip timing and an excellent goody bag. The prize giving takes place after the event, with prizes awarded in the following categories: overall winners (male and female), male and female age groups, relay team prize, club prize (first 3 athletes from the same club) and novice prize.
Entries to the BTF sanctioned Buxton Triathlon close on 10 July 2013 or when sold out.
The Buxton Triathlon is part of the Xtra Mile Events Tri Sprint Series with five pool-based triathlons of sprint distance taking place around the North West of England including the Leeds Xpress Triathlon (28 July), Macclesfield Triathlon (18 August) and South Manchester Triathlon (22 September). Competitors can also register for the Buxton Triathlon as a single event only.
Go to www.xtramileevents.com for further details.