Try yourself out at ‘Go Tri’

photo-980x428Sunday 15th of June sees Stafford Triathlon Club give a chance to all those people who always wanted to give the sport of triathlon a go, the chance to participate in a scaled down version to allow people to dip their toe in the water at a fraction of the cost.

 ‘We basically wanted to let everyone who gave thought to the idea of participating in a triathlon a chance to see what it’s all about. These small distance events are ideal for all comers so that they can get to experience race conditions, but over shorter distances in a more controlled environment and at a low price entry fee to encourage everyone to get involved in this brilliant sport.’

said Steve Griffiths, Stafford Tri club’s race representative.

After the success of the club’s first ever Go Tri Aquathon back in March, this is the second in a series of three events for 2014 will be an actual mini triathlon held at Rugeley Leisure Centre at 3pm and consists of a 250 metre pool based swim before entrants then work through a transition to a 7km bike ride. Then it’s back through transition on to a 1,600 metre run – it’s open to anyone over the age of 16 with entry at just £10

‘This is as much about having fun as anything else’

explained Steve,

‘All you will need is some swimming gear, a road worth bike, cycle helmet and a pair of trainers you can take part!’

Anyone wishing to take part can contact Steve via email at race.staffordtri@gmail.com, enquire via the clubs website at www.staffordtri.com or directly through entry Central www.entrycentral.com/staffordgotri1 but hurry, as places are limited to just 60 participants so that athletes are given the time and space in what for many will be their first ever triathlon.