It’s nearly time for the fittest in the land to show the rest of us mere mortals what they are made of by putting their best foot forward and raise cash for local charities by competing in the annual Bexhill Lions’ club Triathlon or Duathlon.
This year’s event will be held on Sunday July 13 at Bexhill’s iconic De La Warr Pavilion (DLWP) and Race Director David Burstow said the event, now in its fifth year, goes from strength to strength, adding: “Whether a beginner or a seasoned athlete we offer an event that will suit your experience and ambitions.
“All events are available with a relay option.
“The events provide a fun, safe and supervised environment on the seafront and the surrounding roads.”
Each event has different options from a ‘Taster’ with shorter distances to ‘Standard’ offering more of a challenge.
Anyone 15yrs or older on December 31, 2014 can enter the ‘Taster’ event.
David said a great way for novices to compete is to start off in the Duathlon ‘Taster’ (2km promenade run: 10km road cycle: 5km promenade run). “The distances are achievable, along a flat route, and you’ll be with other first-timers as well as those looking to improve on their Personal Bests from previous events.
“Like running but not cycling, or the other way round? Then enter as a relay team. The duathlon is the ideal way to share the challenge and the achievement with a pal as well as experiencing the buzz and excitement of the event itself.”
The Classic Duathlon consists of a 4km promenade run; 40km road cycle; 10km promenade run and David said: “This event provides a realistic challenge for the more experienced athlete.”
Triathlon Distances are: Sprint Distance: 750m sea swim: 20km road cycle: 5km promenade run Standard Distance: 1500m sea swim: 40km road cycle: 10km promenade run.
All events are ParaTri inclusive and athletes of all abilities are welcome with inclusive categories for those with special needs and for relay teams.
David added: “The event is also a great way to raise money for local charities or a charity of choice through sponsorship. The local charities to benefit this year are Dragonflies@FSN, St. Michael’s Hospice, The Sarah Lee Trust and Bexhill Lions.
“If you have friends or family taking part come along and support them. Have coffee in the DLWP cafe and watch the action in the transition area on the terrace.”
It’s hoped, but yet to be confirmed, that Graham Norton will again present prizes to the winners.
To register visit: www.bexhill-triathlon.co.uk
To get involved as a marshall email: Marshals@bexhill-triathlon.co.uk or visit: www.bexhill-lions.org