Join a brand new ladies day of sport this summer

8th April 2015

The inspiring state-of-the-art surroundings of Dorney Lake will be the home of something new on Sunday 12th July – the Shock Absorber Women Only Challenge. This will for the first time combine a Swim, Triathlon, Duathlon and Run into a single day aiming to bring female athletes of all abilities together and creating the UK’s biggest Women Only event.

Previous Human Race Women Only events have proved hugely popular with competitors enjoying the relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Now friends who partake in different sports can come together on the same day with a host of disciplines available.

The swim will take place in the calm and clean waters of the lake made famous during the London 2012 Olympics. A range of distances are available between 750m and 5k to encourage ladies of all abilities to get involved. Those who prefer to stick to dry land will be able to choose from a flat and fast paced 5k Run, or can take on the new Duathlon option that includes a testing 21k cycle in-between two run sections (5k and 2.5k).

The highlight of the day is likely to be the Shock Absorber Women Only Triathlon, which will test participants swimming, cycling and running skills. A variety of difficulties are available from Novice (200m swim, 5.3k bike, 2.5k run) through to Challenge (800m swim, 31.8km bike, 7.5km run), so there’s no excuse not to take the plunge and take on this fantastic sport for the first time. A ‘Mates Wave’ will be included in the Sprint Triathlon distance for those who prefer to take part with friends rather than their age group.

Kirsty Wilde, Operators Director for Human Race Events said “We’ve had a wonderful time over the past few years at our Women Only events but combining them into one celebratory day at this amazing venue seems like a natural progression. We believe it will break down some barriers, and allow friends who enjoy different sporting disciplines to come together on Sunday 12th July.”

Participants are encouraged to raise money for Breast Cancer Care, the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone affected by breast cancer. Breast Cancer Care will be there to support those fundraising with their training and cheer them on the big day. There is no minimum sponsorship target but every pound raised will really make a difference to the lives of those affected by breast cancer.

Training is perfectly placed to help you shape your summer body ahead of the big day, with a special WomenOnly Triathlon Training Day on 24th May to help first timers. So don’t delay – visit to secure your place in any of the Shock Absorber Women Only Challenge events.