Viridian Daventry Triathlon returns this September
Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:00
Put on your running shoes, find your swim cap and get on your bike - the Viridian Daventry Triathlon is back for 2017!
Entries are now open for the sprint distance race taking place in Daventry on Sunday 17 September, with this year's triathlon supporting The Air Ambulance Service and Genetic Disorders UK charities.
The race, now in its sixth year, is shaping up to be one of the biggest events in the regional sporting calendar attracting several hundreds of people.
Sponsored locally by Viridian Nutrition, the ethical supplements company and Sheaf Street Health Store, an independent health food retailer, and organised by the Rugby Triathlon Club, the sprint race offers individuals and relay teams a triathlon challenge involving:
- 400m pool swim in Daventry Leisure Centre
- 20km bike leg through the rolling Northamptonshire Countryside
- 5km run around the scenic Daventry Country Park
Tom Welchof Viridian Nutrition, said: "We are proud to sponsor the Viridian Daventry Triathlon for a second year. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only raise funds for two charities, but challenge your fitness and enjoy the activities in a supportive atmosphere. We're proud to be supporting and entering a team into the race and I would encourage people to 'have a tri' and see the benefits of participating!"
Garry Haynes, Race Director at Rugby Triathlon Club, said: "The Viridian Daventry Triathlon is very 'novice-friendly' but also offers challenges to the more experienced triathlete.
"However, for those that don't feel up to completing all three parts of a full sprint triathlon there is the option to grab two friends or colleagues and form a relay team. This means that one individual swims, one cycles and one runs."
He added: "As the race organiser, we are proud to support two worthwhile charities and encourage more people to 'Try a Tri'."
As a company committed to ethical and green business practices, Viridian Nutrition has produced 100% organic cotton t-shirt and unique medal made from recycled bicycle chain and sustainable bamboo for all finishers. Age category prizes will be awarded.
Spaces are available for 350 competitors, so don't delay and sign yourself up today: Viridian Daventry Triathlon 2017