Fancy trying a triathalon?

PEOPLE are urged to run, swim and cycle your way to fitness and fun in 2011.

Council bosses are encouraging people to take up a new challenge and get fit by trying a triathlon.

Building on the success and popularity of the 2010 Stockton Triathlon, which attracted more than 400 competitors, from all over the UK, the 'Try a Tri' programme makes it easier for people of any ability to give the sport a go.

Stockton Borough Council has organised a string of monthly sessions, led by British Triathlon coaches, which are open to both men and women over the age of 14.

A session is being held at Northfield School, in Marsh House Avenue, Billingham, on Saturday, February 26, from 10am to 1pm.

A place on the programme, which includes the five sessions held across the Stockton area, costs 25.

Councillor Ken Lupton, leader of Stockton Borough Council, said: "This is a great opportunity for people to have fun and get fit.

"It will also be good preparation for anyone who is thinking of taking part in the Stockton Triathlon on August 21.

"Anyone can take part as the coaches will cater for everyone's individual fitness, goals and lifestyles."

For further information or to book a place email carla.jackson@stockton.gov.uk or georgierutherford@britishtriathlon.org

To find out more about this year's Stockton Triathlon visit www.trihard.co.uk