With the Paralympic Games fast approaching, World paratriathlon champion Jane Egan is urging people to join her and take part in Tri Together, a triathlon event launched by Leonard Cheshire Disability.
Shortlisted for both the British Triathlon Event of the Year 2011 and the 220 Triathlon Awards’ Race of the Year (less than 500 entries) 2012, Tri Together is a unique sprint distance triathlon for people of all ages and abilities to swim, bike and run together. Following the success of the first event, this year’s event will take place on 19 August at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre in South London.
Jane Egan, current World Paratriathlon Champion and British Triathlon’s female Paratriathlete of the Year in 2011, only took up triathlon three years ago, after she was diagnosed with a neurological disorder and had begun to use a wheelchair.
Jane says: “I had always enjoyed sport and didn’t want to give it up. I found triathlons were not only great fun, but felt inclusive too. It’s a great way to cement friendships and meet new people.
“As well as having fun and challenging yourself, you will be raising money to help Leonard Cheshire Disability to continue supporting thousands of disabled people across the UK. I am really excited about taking part in this year’s event.”
Leonard Cheshire Disability has also introduced the junior race for those aged 13-16, so now you can make a day of it as a family.
Jane Egan will be hosting a Q and A session at the Tri Together Triathlon stand at the Triathlon Show (formerly TCR), which takes place between 2nd to 4th March at Sandown Park, Esher, Surrey.
To secure a place go to www.lcdisability.org/tritogether or text TRI to 80878*. Race entry is from £32 for adults and £15 for children and minimum sponsorship applies.
*Standard rates apply