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Weekly Edition - Published  21 March 2016


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Southport Triathlon returns this May

THIS years Southport Triathlon is sponsored by Finis and will see 750 Triathletes taking part in what this now an iconic event for the Town.

Organisers of the event said:- "We are looking at a larger field on 22 May 2016 for the 5th Edition of the Southport Triathlon; which is, once again, included as part of the British Triathlon Major Events Programme. As organisers, we are also thrilled to announce that we will host the Standard Distance ITU British Age Group Team qualifier for the World Championships in Cozumel Mexico, and for the 4th consecutive year the Triathlon England North West Standard Distance Championships. For the very 1st time Southport will also play host to the British Universities and Colleges Sport Standard Distance Triathlon Championships. A quick course and ideal for PB's, competitors benefit from all Southport has to offer. They'll swim in the inland Marine Lake, cycle on fully closed roads and run around the Lake, Kings Gardens and under the Pier."

If you did not already know, this event is open to all levels of Triathlete, from novices to seasoned competitors and now attracts people from all over the World.  We are told that this year competitors will be started in waves dependent on Sprint or Standard Distance, age group and estimated swim time; which must be submitted on entry...

We are have also been informed that Olympic swimming medallist, Joanne Jackson, will be with us once again and it could be Jo starting your wave and handing you your finishers medal!   Plus Joanne will also be joined by fellow Olympic swimmer Grant Turner, European Marketing Manager of Finis Inc, our sponsors for the Southport Triathlon!

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female overall.

Age group prizes will be awarded to the 1st Male and Female in each category.

All competitors will receive a bespoke Southport Marine Lake Triathlon 2016 medal and a custom designed technical T shirt and goody bag.

Entry is just:-

£45/£49; rising to:- £48/£52; from 1 April 2016, for the Sprint Distance.
Minimum age is 15 years, as of 31 December 2016 for the Sprint Distance.

£52/£56; rising to:- £55/£59; from 1 April 2016, for the Standard Distance
17 years as at 31 December 2016 for the Standard Distance.

Enter online at:– VitalEvents.Co.UK/Events/Southport-Triathlon.


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