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 achievement.  

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 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 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 time round.  

For further information and online entry visit

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