Hartlepool’s Big Lime Triathlon to cause a big splash - will you sign up?

Will you take part in the triathlon?
Will you take part in the triathlon?

Hartlepool’s fourth Big Lime Triathlon promises to be bigger and better than ever and experienced athletes and amateurs are being urged to take on the challenge.

The triathlon, on Sunday, September 25, is made up of an 750m open water swim, a 20km cycle and a 5km run all taking in Hartlepool Marina and neighbouring Seaton Carew.

Last year the event was such a big success with 222 athletes completing the course.

To enter, go to www.gethartlepoolactive.co.uk/triathlon and follow the on-line entry link.

The town is also hosting its second Big Lime Aquathlon on June 4 this year when people can compete in the 750m open water swim in the marina and a 5km run along the promenade towards Seaton Carew.

To enter on-line go to www.gethartlepoolactive.co.uk/biglimeaquathlon

Triathlon is one of the sports being promoted by the Feel Good in Hartlepool initiative, the three year project focussed on getting more local people active.

Triathlon activator Kay Stokes said: “Whether they are elite level competitors or complete novices, all entrants are guaranteed a warm welcome from us. We would urge people to come along to our events and find out just how enjoyable triathlon can be.”

The council is also staging a string of Go Tri events to help people prepare for the events.

The next event, Go Tri 2 will take place on May 22 involving a 200m pool and a 2.5km grass run. It will take place at English Martyrs School.

Go Tri 3, a pool-based triathlon comprising a 200m swim, 6km cycle and a 2.5km run will take place at Mill House Leisure Centre on July 3, there will also be a course available for aspiring paratriathletes which will involve a 10-20 minute swim and a 1-mile course.

Go Tri 4 at Jackson Dock on August 7 will be an open water triathlon made up of a 400m swim, 6km cycle and a 3km run.

The Go Tri events are open to anyone aged 14 or over and each costs £5. Enter at www.gethartlepoolactive.co.uk/gotri