Triathlon Action In Buxton This July

m_buxton.pngThe Buxton Triathlon takes place on Sunday 15th June 2014 and this popular pool based sprint distance triathlon is aimed at both seasoned triathletes and novices. Registration is open and the maximum race capacity is 200. 

Based in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens at the Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre, the race takes place 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 21km cycle ride and finishing with a 5km run around the leafy streets of Buxton. The competitors start in waves, with the first wave scheduled for 7am. 

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.    

Race Director Simon Hill commented, “We look forward to returning to Buxton to deliver another great event. The Buxton Triathlon features some stunning scenery, and it has established itself as a classic race not to miss. The sprint distance means that it is open to triathletes of all levels, and it’s a great entry race for novices. The spa town and the surrounding Peak District offer a beautiful background to the Buxton Triathlon.”

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 (27th July), Macclesfield Triathlon (3rd August) and South Manchester Triathlon (28th September). Competitors can also register for the Buxton Triathlon as a single event only.

Go to www.xtramileevents.com for further details and to secure your place now, like the Facebook page www.facebook.com/TriathlonUK and follow Xtra Mile Events on Twitter @GreatTriathlons.