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Saturday, October 13, 2012
PEOPLE inspired by the Olympics are being urged to enter an annual sporting challenge.
WaldenTRI is again hosting its open duathlon around the Carver Barracks site.
Not for the elites, the challenge – a 5km run, 14km cycle followed by a final 3km run – is aimed at the more reluctant athlete.
It is open to all and organisers are eager to see as many new faces as possible taking part.
Club chairman David Peasgood said: “We’re trying to encourage local people who have never thought about doing anything like this, and others who have thought about it but never taken the plunge, to join in. Anybody can enter.
“People have been inspired by watching the running and cycling at the Olympics and it is important to get out and about. This is about encouraging people to come along and have a go, improve your fitness and have some fun at the same time.”
The course is all off-road and in the safe environment of the barracks.
There is also a juniors race, where the distances start for the Tristar 1 (ages 9-10 years) at 1.2km run, 2km bike and 400m run, and they rise gradually as the age increases.
It is the second year the WaldenTRI club has held the event. Last year it was a big success with many new people taking part and money raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Some of the proceeds this year will be donated to the Injured Soldiers Fund at the barracks.
Entry is: Adults, £25 for non members of the British Triathlon Federation, £20 for members; Juniors £15 non members, £13 members. The extra cost gives the participant a race day licence.
For more details or to enter, visit waldentri.co.uk
• A taster day is being held by WaldenTRI on October 21, 12noon-2pm. Club members will be on hand to take potential entrants around the course. The taster day is free, just turn up.