2016 has arrived, and with it comes the chance to become Triathlon England National Champion. With many championships now open for entry, athletes can book their spots on the start line to compete for national titles in Olympic and Paralympic year.
The National Duathlon Championships kicks off the calendar on April 24 as athletes head north to the Stockton Duathlon Festival for a day of multisport.
TriHard Events, Stockton Duathlon Festival event organisers, said: “We are delighted to be organising the Stockton Duathlon Festival again this year, along with Stockton Borough Council, and believe that we have an event and a course that will properly showcase the sport from both the competitor’s and spectator’s perspective.
“With the support of the local authority means that we now have a fantastic fully closed road course based in the heart of the town and the recently developed riverside area. The route crosses the Tees Barrage as well as three other river crossings including the iconic Infinity Bridge. The runs are along good quality riverside walkways and the cycle route is fast and flat; with enough turns to keep it interesting.
“With prizes up for grabs for the top three finishers, it should prove an added incentive to athletes and welcome some great competition”.
St Neots Triathlon will then stage the Standard Distance Triathlon Championships on Sunday 8 May, with entry available here.
The 2016 Triathlon England National Aquathlon Championships are set to take place alongside Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds within Roundhay Park on Saturday 11 June 2016. Entries will be opening soon.
Leeds Castle follows on the 25 June as athletes flock to the south-east for the National Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships. The event can be entered here.
August 20 & 21 is the next date in the diary, where the Club Relays crown the nation’s top team action, before the Triathlon England National Championship season is closed with Vitruvian Triathlon which host the Middle Distance Triathlon Championships on 10 September.
Triathlon England’s Director of Events, Rules and Technical, Duncan Hough, said: “2016 is set to be another fantastic year for the sport, witnessing a host of new National Champions crowned across some great locations throughout England.
“We hope our existing members enjoy the prospect of the upcoming season and show another reason for non-members to become part of Triathlon England and join in the battle for national titles.”