The award-winning Triathlon Relays are set for the Bank Holiday weekend of 27/28 August in Nottingham, with opportunity across both days to become Triathlon England – National Champion.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Relays, there will be plenty of activity on site to make it a great weekend of racing in a festival style atmosphere.
This year's event features men's, women's, mixed and open teams as well as the new elite-style team relays on Sunday. The elite-style relay format and team-trial-trial finals were a massive hit last year, contributing to the event winning Triathlon England’s Event of the Year Award.
In order to compete for Triathlon England national titles, all four members of the team completing the 500m open water swim, 15km flat and fast bike ride and 5km flat run need to be Home Nations members and registered to the same club.
Saturday’s standard relay format will see each member of the team individually completing each discipline, before tagging their teammate until all four people have completed each section and can cross the finishing line.
Sunday will see the 'elite style' triathlon relays followed by team time trial finals.
Race Director, Iain Hamilton said, “The Triathlon Relays are always a highlight of the triathlon calendar. There’s everyone there from the super serious to the completely laid back.
“We’ve seen all sorts of fancy dress and bikes including fold-ups, showing it really is an event for everyone and with the 25th anniversary celebrations, we’ve got a few extra things going on to add to the atmosphere over the weekend. It’s come a long way since the first one back in 1991!”
Further opportunity to become a Triathlon England – National Champion
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-west for the National Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships. The event can be entered here.
The Triathlon England National Championship season is closed with Vitruvian Triathlon which host the Middle Distance Triathlon Championships on 10 September. This event is now full.
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.”