Athletes prepare to sprint for success at British Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships
Created On: 25 May 2012
The British Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships are set to
take place this weekend, with competitors all racing to win the
coveted British titles at the Big Cow Sprint Triathlon on Sunday 27
The event is the fourth of eight British Age-Group Championships
in 2012 and will see athletes race in the picturesque setting of
Emberton Country Park in Buckinghamshire. Athletes will embark on a
750m swim, 20km bike around the undulating Buckinghamshire
countryside and then a 5km run to finish.
In addition to the British Age-Group Championships, the event also
doubles as a GE Great Britain Age-Group Team qualification event
for the 2012 Auckland ITU Sprint Triathlon World Championships. The
event is the second opportunity to qualify after last weekend's
Eton Sprint Distance event,which was won byPhil Holland (35-39) and
Stacey Penn (30-34).
The final opportunity to qualify after the Big Cow event will be
Harbourside Triathlon on 15 July 2012.
Mark Booth, Race Director from Big Cow Events commented: "Big
Cow is thrilled this weekend to be hosting the British Sprint
Distance Triathlon Championships, bringing a large number of people
to such a lovely location. This is our first event of 2012 and the
crew are very excited and highly motivated to show the quality of
Big Cow Events. Along with the Championships, we are a world
qualifier, so a head to head battle between the age-groups is going
to make for a great race."
Ian Braid, British Triathlon Director for Major and National
Events, added: "The British Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships
will provide the perfect platform for age-group athletes to achieve
their personal triathlon challenges. To take part in any of our
British Age-Group Championships is always a memorable occasion for
any athlete, and with the additional prestige of being a qualifier
for the GE Great Britain Age-Group Team, I am sure we will see some
fast and exciting racing in the Buckinghamshire countryside."
The event is organised by Big Cow Events, with more information
available on http://www.big-cow.com