British Sprint Triathlon Championships Ready for Speedy Racing
Created On: 28 May 2011
The 2011 British Sprint Triathlon Championships take place on
Sunday 29 May 2011. Over 600 triathletes will be racing to win the
coveted British Championships at the Speedy Beaver Triathlon in
The event, the third of eight British Championships in 2011 will
showcase triathlon in the scenic countryside of the Vale of
Belvoir. The 750m swim is followed by a rolling 20km bike course,
which is synonymous with strong winds. Competitors then embark on a
two-lap, 5km run course that is ideal for spectators to cheer on
their friends and family.
The event is also the second of three qualifiers for the 2011
Beijing ITU Sprint Triathlon Championships, which are scheduled to
take place in September this year. The first qualifier took place
at the Eton Half Distance last weekend with the final opportunity
at QE2 Sprint Triathlon on 5 June.
The event is also the first qualifier for the 2012 Eilat ETU
Sprint Triathlon European Championships.
Ian Braid, British Triathlon Board Director
for Major and National Events, is looking forward to the
event commenting: "The British Sprint Triathlon Championships are
an important part of British Triathlon's Major Events calendar,
providing the perfect platform for our Age Group athletes to
achieve their personal triathlon challenges. To take part in any of
our British Championships is always an exciting occasion for any
athlete, and the standard of racing is always extremely high. Every
athlete who tops the podium this weekend will of course be able to
take their triathlon challenge to the next level by being a part of
a GE Great Britain Age Group Team."
Malcolm Westwood, British Triathlon Director
for Age Group, added: "The Speedy Beaver Triathlon will see age
group athletes embark on a challenging course as they aim to book
their place in not one, but two GE Great Britain Age Group Teams.
With over 600 entries the standard and competition for places is
strong, highlighting the continued growth of our modern and dynamic
The event is being organised by Just Racing UK, with more
information available on www.justracinguk.com