Nottingham to host triathlon festival for Europe’s finest
Europe’s top junior triathletes will arrive at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on Friday 22 August 2014 to compete at the British Triathlon U20s Festival before over 2,000 amateur triathletes take up the triathlon challenge at the Triathlon England – National Club Relay Championships on 23 and 24 August.
The festival takes place in Nottingham’s well-known triathlon amphitheatre of the National Water Sports Centre and will host an ETU Junior European Cup alongside an elite youth race. The event will also include the British Triathlon Inter Regional Championships where young triathletes from triathlonscotland, Welsh Triathlon and each of the Triathlon England regions compete not only for individual honours but also for the coveted team title.
All European junior triathletes wishing to enter the sprint distance event (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run) should contact their National Federation, whilst any British Juniors should apply via British Triathlon. The entry process for Home Nation teams entering the British Triathlon Inter Regional Championships is managed by the relevant Home Nations.
Sian Rainsley who delivered a top-ten performance in the ETU European Cup at the inaugural festival at Eton Dorney last year commented: “Last year’s U20’s festival had a fantastic atmosphere and I am sure with the Club Relays taking place over the next two days, we can expect much of the same in 2014. A great aspect of this event is the integration of the IRC’s, and competing on such a stage will be an unforgettable experience for all of those young triathletes – I can’t wait.”
The following two days will host the Triathlon England – National Club Relay Championships, an event that will see club triathletes from all over the country battle it out for National titles.
Iain Hamilton, Director of One Step Beyond added: “We are delighted to host British Triathlon’s U20s Festival and look forward to welcoming many of Europe’s finest junior triathletes to Nottingham for the European Cup event. The National Water Sport Centre is a great venue for triathlon and with epic triathlon races over the three days, the event will provide a great occasion for athletes and spectators alike.”
To find out more about the British Triathlon U20s festival, please visit www.britishtriathlon.org