British Triathlon has launched the second year of its talent identification programme, trigold. The programme is looking to recruit existing high calibre athletes, who have the drive and determination to move into the modern and dynamic sport of triathlon and become world champion triathletes.
In the first year of trigold, Katie Ingram and Adam Bowden have both successfully made the transition into triathlon, with Katie winning bronze in her first ITU Triathlon European Cup race in May.
Katie encourages any athletes who make the grade to consider moving to triathlon commenting: “Making the decision to move sports is never easy and will require a lot of courage, determination and support. However, moving to triathlon, which is such a dynamic sport, was perfect for me and I’m sure it could be for many more athletes. As an athlete I know how valuable a World Class support system is, and here at British Triathlon and with Barrie Wells’ support, everything is provided to ensure you have the best chance of success at World and Olympic level.”
The trigold programme is entirely funded by sports enthusiast and entrepreneur, Barrie Wells, who has also set-up the charity, the Wells Sports Foundation, to support sport at grassroots level. With the support of Barrie Wells and the British Triathlon support team, trigold is looking for both male and female runners aged between 18 and 30 years with a history of competitive swimming at club or county level to make the grade, and be keen to develop cycling skills for the highest level of competition.
The support that Barrie provides will enable British Triathlon to deliver a unique programme to the athletes so they can progress to the very pinnacle of the sport. Barrie Wells comments, “Watching Katie and Adam make the move to triathlon, and being a part of the success they have achieved, has been fantastic for me. The trigold programme represents an amazing opportunity for athletes.”
Athletes are invited to apply for trigold at www.trigold.org before 8th July.
For an informal conversation about the scheme please contact Simon Mills at simonmills@britishtriathlon..org or via phone on 07860 695 187.