Woburn Abbey Triathlon set for record breaking year
12th July 2016
Triathletes have until 18th July to get best possible price
With two months to go a record number of people have already registered for the Woburn Abbey Triathlon presented by tri for life. The growing popularity has seen the triathlon, which begins on Saturday 10 September, expand to two days for the first time, with a new half iron distance called the ‘WoBurner’ also proving incredibly popular. A recent rush to enter is likely to be due to the upcoming price deadline, with triathletes keen to get the best possible price by Monday 18th July.
Held at one of the most spectacular venues in Bedfordshire, the Woburn Abbey Triathlon presented by tri for life has gained a reputation for being beautiful and friendly. Those taking part can expect stunning views of The Abbey and the deer park, with the cycle route also taking in some quintessentially British countryside around the local area. Distances available across the weekend include Olympic (1500m Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run), Sprint (800m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run) and SuperSprint (400m Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run), as well as the epic new WoBurner (1900m Swim, 85km Bike, 21.1km Run). A Junior triathlon (ages 9 to 16) has also been added which hopes to inspire the next generation of triathletes and fundraisers.
tri for life was originally founded by the late Harvey Selby to harness the growth of triathlon in encouraging others to get fit whilst raising money for good causes. The charity has raised over £2,000,000 to date and, whilst in a change to previous years it is no longer compulsory for participants to fundraise in 2016, everybody is strongly encouraged to with all event profits going to tri for life’s chosen charity beneficiaries – Great Ormond Street Hospital and Melanoma Focus Cancer Research.
Sam Kaye, Trustee for tri for life, said “We continue along this incredibly ambitious and exciting journey combining family fun, health and fitness and charity support. We, the trustees, love watching first timers cross the finish line, the elation and satisfaction they get when you give them their medal – they know that all their training was worthwhile and secretly they’re usually already thinking about what their next one is going to be.”
Registration into the Woburn Abbey Triathlon presented by tri for life is now open, with the best price available until Monday 18th July.