You may have got one – or several – triathlons under your belt already. If not, then taking on a triathlon for the first time can be daunting. But, if you can run 5K, own a bike and can swim 16 lengths then you’re a triathlete in the making.
Macmillan Cancer Support are inviting any nervous novices to take the plunge this summer and take up a triathlon to prove to yourself that you can do it.
With expert advice, fantastic training support, free items of kit and thunderous cheers on race day, Team Macmillan are the ultimate support crew, helping you do something you never thought you could.
‘I took part in the Brownlee Triathlon because it was hosted in the hometown where my mum lived and died as a cancer patient. I loved the opportunity to put my healthy body to good use to fight cancer with fitness, and be part of Team Macmillan.
The best moment for me was as I approached the bottom of an upward climb on the run section. There was a sign attached to a tree saying “dig deep for Yorkshire”. As I came to it I shouted “my Mum was from Yorkshire, I’m digging deep for my mum!’”and off I ran, encouraged and inspired by my surroundings and all the other participants of the race.’ Linzi, Team Macmillan triathlete 2014
Only 31% of Macmillan Cancer Support’s triathletes are women, so it’s time to add your legs [and arms] to this fast growing sport.
Do something different with your summer. Take up Macmillan’s challenge and help change the lives of people affected by cancer #thisgirlcan
Spectacular castle settings at the Windsor Triathlon
Tri the Windsor Triathlon on the 12 June. Awarded the British Triathlon Federation’s ‘Event of the Year’ a remarkable seven times, the Sprint distance (750m swim, 30km cycle, 5km run) is perfect for those in the South of England. Macmillan is the official charity so places are only £4!
Find out more at www.macmillan.org.uk/windsortri
Race with the Brownlee Brothers
Join the charismatic Olympic brothers at Harewood House in Leeds. There’s plenty of time to train before 24 September and alongside the triathlon there are activities for the whole family to enjoy, not forgetting the ever popular Kids Duathlon.
Sign up for free at www.macmillan.org.uk/brownleetri
Sprint triathlons at stately homes
Based at one of the country’s finest stately homes, Chatsworth House, the Peak District Triathlon takes place on the 3rd July. With a plethora of activities for all the family – including a spectacular adventure playground, farmyard, and a stunning estate – you can race in the morning and stay to enjoy your day at Chatsworth. Better yet, entry is free.
Register for your free place at www.macmillan.org.uk/peakdistricttriathlon