THE next Tonbridge Triathlon is set for the May Bank Holiday (Monday May 1), with organisers hoping for nearly 400 participants from all over the UK.
The annual British Triathlon Federation-sanctioned (BTF) event is organised by Tonbridge Lions Club. Swimming and running are held at Tonbridge School, while the cycle discipline sees competitors take to the roads.
The classic triathlon races come in two distances: ‘standard’ (800 metre swim, 50km cycle and 10km run) and ‘sprint’ (400 metre swim, 25km cycle and 5km run).
The ‘sprint’ event has a team relay option, with three team members competing in one discipline each.
Two new events for this year will see participants swim 400 metres and run 5km in the ‘Aquathon’, or swim 400 metres and cycle 25km in the ‘Aquabike’ race.
Trevor Prockter, Chairman of the organising committee, said: “Our aim is, as always, to provide an event that is enjoyed by the competitors and spectators alike, whilst raising money for local charities.
“Since the inaugural Tonbridge Triathlon in 1991, the event has raised over £250,000 that Tonbridge Lions have used to support local charitable causes.”
More information and details on how to enter are at: tonbridgetriathlon.com