Make 2011 your year to try a Triathlon
Created On: 08 December 2010
If you're looking for a challenge, need something to work
towards and want to get fit, then there's no better time to set
yourself the challenge of a triathlon for the ultimate sense of
Whilst the thought of pushing yourself beyond your limits
physically may be daunting, the beauty of the Shock Absorber Triathlon,
which involves swimming, biking and running, is that it's not only
a challenge but is fun and friendly and the range of distances
truly caters for all ages and abilities.
Taking place on Saturday 2 July 2011 at the stunning Olympic
rowing venue of Dorney Lake, Eton, the Shock Absorber Triathlon,
which supports Breast Cancer Care, has become the UK's largest
women's triathlon attracting a sell out 2,000 competitors,
competing individually or in a relay team.
The perfect setting of Dorney Lake offers a clean, clear swim
and a traffic free bike and run course around the lake. As well as
being a very safe and supportive venue for a triathlon, it also
offers superb spectator viewing.
There are three distances on offer; Novice (200m swim, 5km bike,
2.5km run), Sprint (400m swim, 20km bike, 5km run) and Challenge
(800m swim, 30km bike, 7.5km run). which can be entered
individually or in a relay team.
Triathlon has taken the UK by storm in recent years, with an
ever increasing number of women taking part. The three disciplines
not only provide diversity and motivation in training, but also
provide the ulitmate all over body work out to get you fit. Added
to that is the greatest sense of achievement of crossing the finish
line and being able to boast "I've' done a triathlon".
To help competitors prepare for their first triathlon there will
be a Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon Training Day on Sunday 22nd
May, at Dorney Lake Eton, led by coaches from the trilife.com. The
day will cover all aspects of training and competing in a triathlon
enabling competitors to approach race day with confidence.
Go on, take the plunge for your goal in 2011 by signing up for
your first triathlon at www.humanrace.co.uk and help
raise funds for the fabulous cause of Breast Cancer Care.
However, if you are still building up your fitness slowly and a
triathlon still seems a touch too daunting for 2011, organisers
Human Race are also staging a 5km and 10km walk / run, with the
hope that you will be inspired to take part in a triathlon next
For further information and online entry visit www.humanrace.co.uk