Triathlon action in Buxton this July

With triathlon fever sweeping across the nation and lots of people taking part in their first ever triathlon this season Xtra Mile Events are pleased to bring a slice of the action to Buxton next month. The Buxton Triathlon takes place on 'Sunday 14th July 2013' and this popular pool based sprint distance triathlon is aimed at both seasoned triathletes and novices.

Registration is open and over 100 competitors have already signed up, with the maximum race capacity at 200.

Based in Buxton's Pavilion Gardens at the Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre, the race takes 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 '21 km cycle ride' and finishing with a '5 km run' around the leafy Buxton streets. The competitors start in waves, with the first wave scheduled for 7 am. Event costs are ? for individual entries or ? 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. Entries to the BTF sanctioned Buxton Triathlon close on 10 July 2013 or when sold out. Race Director Simon Hill commented: "We look forward to returning to Buxton next month 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* (28 July), *Macclesfield Triathlon* (18 August) and *South Manchester Triathlon* (22 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 .