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TriGrandPrix UK update

TriGrandPrix UK update

More news on the 22 May race at Emberton Country Park

Places are filling fast at TriGrandPrix UK, which will be held at Emberton Country Park, Emberton, Buckinghamshire on 22 May.

The race has been selected as the only UK triathlon to be part of the TriGrandPrix Championship in 2011, meaning that some of the world’s top professional triathletes will be coming to Emberton to compete against the cream of British talent.

Last Year, Fraser Cartmell won the TriGrandPrix UK Triathlon beating Timo Bracht from Germany and Clemente Alonso from Spain. Clemente does have a Scottish mother, so two British Athletes in the top three will be hard to beat in 2011!

The prize purse is £10,000 but TriGrandPrix is all about Athlete Care. The main focus, therefore, will be on the age-group and first time triathletes. The Experience will include the following events, all to be held on the same day:

· Middle Distance (TriGrandPrix Championship event)

· Middle Distance Relay

· Sprint Distance

· Sprint Distance Relay

· First Time Triathletes

· Kid’s Event

Mirinda Carfrae, 2010 Ironman World Champion stated: ‘I am so excited that TriGrandPrix is putting together a world class series which will attract the world’s very best athletes. It’s also pretty awesome that TriGrandPrix has made Athlete Care such a huge priority – this is something that is so often overlooked but does go very far in the eyes of all the athletes involved.’

Eneko Llanos, the 2009 Xterra World Champion and 2008 runner up at the Ironman World Championships, had this to add: ‘What excites me about TriGrandPrix is having the opportunity to have a world-class multi-distance Series and test myself against the best triathletes in the world in Olympic, half and long distance events’.

If you or any of your club mates would like to register for any of the 2011 races in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain or the Basque Country, visit www.TriGrandPrix.com.

Athletes can sign up early for the TriGrandPrix Championship (all six races) for only £277.50 (standard price £400).

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


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.

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