British Triathlon is marking the milestone by inviting the city’s residents down to Victoria Embankment on Saturday 2 September to be part of an action-packed family fun day, as the British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup prepares to make its debut.
The event is set to see 20 British and international triathlon quartets go head-to-head in a battle to be named the event’s inaugural champions and be the very first to lift the Cup. Olympic Silver Medallist, Jonny Brownlee has already confirmed his name on the roster, with full team’s due to be announced later this month.
From 9am, the Spectator Village on Victoria Embankment will be in full flow, packed with stalls, activities and areas to relax and enjoy the action. For those wanting to test their skills, the event has teamed up with ParkLives to offer a Sports Zone jam-packed with activities for all to have a go at. With archery, badminton and tennis amongst the eight sports on offer, participants taking part in five will return home with a Sports Festival Medal for their achievements.
Budding young triathletes can seek out how to become the next sporting star with British Triathlon’s Skills School, or take their first steps in the sport with the Triathlon Trust. On the day, all activities mentioned are free of charge, with something to offer every member of the family and sporting taste.
At the same time, the City of Nottingham Triathlon gets underway, with hundreds of triathlon beginners taking the chance to compete across much of the same course as the elites. Once across the line they have chance to relax and refuel, with a range of food and drink options available on site to keep them going the whole day long.
Come 2pm and it’s time to find your spot to soak up the atmosphere of fast and furious mixed relay racing. Either settle by the big screen within the Spectator Village or wander along the embankment for a course-side position, either way there is guaranteed viewing of some of the finest triathlon talent from across the globe. For those seeking a front-row seat and to be the first to see who crosses the finish line, limited grandstand tickets remain, starting at £10. Please visit the See Tickets website
Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “Just one month until we have a chance to see Olympians taking part in this brand-new event in the City. The Mixed Relay Triathlon event is now even more crucial for competitors as it’s become an event for the Tokyo Olympics. The day promises to have something for everyone – there are races for those who want to try out the course, the chance to sit in the Grandstand and see all the action, and the chance to try different sports and activities in the Spectator Village. It promises to be a really exciting day of sports action and entertainment.”
Jack Buckner, British Triathlon Chief Executive, added: “The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup will not only showcase incredible triathlon talent, but truly offers something for the whole family. Whether you’re looking to dip your toes into the sport, or spend the day soaking up the atmosphere, we look forward to seeing the city of Nottingham out in force to support in September.”
To take part in the City of Nottingham Triathlon, which offers two distances for beginner triathletes, please visit the British Triathlon website
There are a number of #MIXITUP GO TRI events and activity sessions taking place across Nottingham in the lead-up to the British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup and beyond, giving those inspired by the stars to have a go at the sport themselves. To find your nearest, visit the British Triathlon website
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About British Triathlon
British Triathlon is the Governing Body for the sport in Great Britain. It is responsible for raising the profile and delivering elite performance for Triathlon, Paratriathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon in Great Britain. Triathlon is a fast growing, dynamic and modern Olympic and Paralympic sport with talented world class athletes, coaches and support staff, focused around delivering world-class success and inspiring participation.
Great Britain is home to double Olympic Champion Alistair Brownlee, 2016 silver and 2012 bronze medallist Jonathan Brownlee and 2016 bronze medallist Vicky Holland. In addition, British paratriathletes returned from the Rio 2016 Paralympics with one gold, two silver and one bronze medal courtesy of Andy Lewis, Lauren Steadman, Alison Patrick (Guide: Hazel Smith) and Melissa Reid (Guide: Nicole Walters) respectively.
We also have a strong squad of highly world ranked elite triathletes, and emerging talent from our youth development programmes https://www.britishtriathlon.org/media/statistics.
There are over 1,200 triathlon events conducted in Great Britain each year, a figure which grew by 63% between 2012 and 2016. British Triathlon is committed to being a leader in environmental awareness in sport, protecting the environment in which we operate today and in the future.
British Triathlon is a beneficiary of the UK Sport Lottery funded World-Class Programmes (WCP). The programmes focus on performance sport with the aim of achieving sporting excellence on the world stage. Further information can be found on the UK Sport website at www.uksport.gov.uk.
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