The 2012 Triathlon England - National Schools Championships, will take place in Nuneaton on Saturday 16th June at Pingles Leisure Centre. With free entry and less than one week remaining, this is your chance to be crowned English Champion and try a new challenge alongside your friends and classmates.
Triathlon is a fast-growing sport in England with the swim, bike and run challenge becoming increasingly popular. Spectators can come along and support the competitors for free, with the race starting at 10am at Pingles Leisure Centre.
Jem Lawson, Chair of Triathlon England, said: “We are delighted to be holding this event in Nuneaton and can’t wait to see the next generation of athletes compete. Triathlon is growing from strength-to-strength, and the National Schools Championships will provide the perfect opportunity for any young athlete to be crowned English Champion in a year dedicated to sport. The race setting in Nuneaton is ideal, with the excellent facilities at Pingles Leisure Centre combined with the run taking place in Riversley Park, it allows for a fantastic spectacle for some competitive racing.
“It is our aim to get more young people active in triathlon, and we believe that events such as the National Schools Championships are ideal to improve awareness of the sport and ensure everyone who takes part has a fun and enjoyable experience.”
The Triathlon England - National Schools Championships is a simple competition to enter that is open to teams of four, consisting of two boys and two girls. Teams will be competing across three age groups based on school years: Years 7-8, Years 9-10, and Year 11. While this is the official format of the Championships, if this requirement can’t be met then Triathlon England encourages entry of alternative teams*. The Triathlon England - National Schools Championship is an inclusive event, with the course suitable for athletes with disabilities.
Each person will complete the following distance:
Year Group Swim Distance (Pool) Run Distance (Tarmac)
Yrs 7 – 8 200m 1500m
Yrs 9 – 10 200m 1500m
Yr 11 400m 3000m
Spots are still available to take part should any local children be interested. If you would like to enter this event, please visit www.triathlonengland.org or contact the Triathlon England events team at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note: only teams consisting of two boys and two girls will be eligible to win a championship medal.