There are just fifty days to go until the Triathlon Relays in Nottingham on 24 August. The Triathlon England Club Relay championship event is recognised as one of the most inclusive and fun events on the triathlon calendar.
The event is well over 50% full, with Leicestershire based Racehub having thirteen relays teams entered - the largest team entered so far. They are closely followed by Relays regulars, Wakefield Tri. With some other regular teams committed to sending their entries in very soon, organisers, Tri Society, are encouraging athletes to get their teams organised now if they want to be part of the 2019 event.
The Relays feature teams of four athletes, either all male, all female, mixed or open, each covering a 500m swim, 15km bike and 5km run. All four individual swims are to be completed before moving on to the bike and then the run. This means that athletes get a welcome break between legs, but need to ensure that they are ready at the right time and place to tag their team mate and go again.
As well as there being male, female, mixed and open categories, there are prizes across four age groups: junior (15-19), senior (20-39), Vet40 (40-49) and Vet50 (50+). There is a full explanation of how the event and categories work available HERE.
The Relays have taken place annually at the National Water Sports Centre, initially being launched as a college project under the banner of One Step Beyond Events, which later became OSB Events. Recent changes mean that it’s now organised by the Tri Society, but essentially, it’s still run by event director, Iain Hamilton the same events team that it always has been.
24 August 2019, National Water Sports Centre Nottingham
4x 500m swim, 15km bike, 5km run