Created On: 14 December 2011

Organisers Human Race have announced that the 2012 Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon will take place on Sunday 10th June and entries are already open! On board once again are title sponsor Shock Absorber and official charity, Breast Cancer Care, who will raise vital funds through the event to support people who have been affected by breast cancer.  

The 2011 event saw 1,500 women take part in the annual women's festival of swim, bike and run and with demand expected to increase in 2012, capacity for the 2012 event has been raised to the 2,000 mark.

According to John Lunt, MD of organisers Human Race, it is the completely unique atmosphere of the women only events that make them such a highlight. "They are different to anything else on our calendar, we love putting them on and they get more and more popular every year, which is great to see."

The day includes a variety of different options with something for all abilities. The Novice distance features a 200 metre swim, 5 kilometre bike and 2.5 kilometre run while the Challenge event sees participants take on an 800m swim, 30km bike and 7.5km run. With a Sprint distance event (400m, 20k, 5k) sandwiched in between the two and a Relay option for those looking to take on the three disciplines as part of a team, it's the perfect way for women of all ages and abilities to take on the triathlon challenge.

Having the different distances on the same day means a great mix of abilities come together to create a wonderful atmosphere, bolstered by the presence of thousands of spectators cheering on their loved ones. Something event sponsor Shock Absorber see as particularly important to the success of the event, according to Lisa Yeoman, Partnership & Events Manager at Shock Absorber (UK's No1 sports bra brand). "Educating women on the importance of wearing a well fitting sports bra when exercising is just one of the reasons that Shock Absorber sponsors this fantastic event.  With the ever increasing number of women taking part in Triathlon we want to share our extensive sports bra knowledge and provide them with sports bras that can offer the support required when taking part in sport."

Judy Beard, Head of Fundraising and Marketing at official event charity Breast Cancer Care, said: "Every ten minutes in the UK someone has a diagnosis of breast cancer. We want to be there for each and every person and their friends and families too. That's why we are so grateful for the support of the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon. Without them we simply couldn't continue to provide our free services."

More information on the Shock Absorber WomenOnly Triathlon can be found at, along with details on how to enter online.

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