New British Triathlon event in Nottingham
New British Triathlon event to welcome elite stars to Nottingham
Last Thursday saw the launch of a brand new triathlon event to the 2017 calendar.
The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham will feature some of Great Britain’s finest sporting talent racing around Victoria Embankment and Trent Bridge on Saturday 2 September.
An expected crowd of 20,000 spectators and a live BBC television audience will follow the action as up to 20 elite teams, including Olympians, battle to become the event’s inaugural champions.
Beginners competition – Your chance to get involved
The day will feature non-stop sporting action, with the City of Nottingham Triathlon, organised by OSB Events, giving beginners the opportunity to get involved in fast-paced, closed-roads racing.
Compete – With two distances to choose from, alongside a team relay option (one participant per discipline), competitors will undertake a pool swim before racing along much of the same course as the elite teams. For more information and to enter, please visit here.
Rather watch? Grab your tickets!
Grandstand tickets will give you a prime position to watch the athletes as they swim, cycle and run their way around the course, giving ticket holders an exclusive view of the transition areas, finish line and the final presentations. There is also a limited amount of standing room tickets.
Grandstand tickets start from £10 (concessions). These will go on general sale at 9am on Monday 27 February here via the See Tickets website.
British Triathlon Home Nation members can access them sooner, to access your code please visit here.
Who will be taking part?
Teams will be formed from British Triathlon’s high performance centres and major cities, seeing world-famous elite triathletes compete alongside up and coming talent.
Teams, to include quartets from Leeds, Loughborough, Stirling, Cardiff, Bath and Nottingham amongst others, will comprise two men and two women who each complete the super-sprint triathlon involving a 300m swim in the River Trent, 7.5km bike ride and 1.5km run before ‘tagging’ their teammate to take over.
There will also be Great Britain Under-23 and Junior squads, with the potential of international team inclusion.
The format, whilst relatively new to spectators in the Great Britain, is a well-known concept on the international triathlon circuit, with British and English national teams having won world and Commonwealth titles. The decision to include mixed relay within the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is set to be made later this year.
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