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Kick off this years’ season with Skipton Triathlon on the 14th April

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The largest pool-based triathlon in the North of England - perfect for beginners and elite athletes alike.

Skipton Triathlon, which is in its’ 14th year, will take place on the 14th April. Craven District Council organised the event for the first time in April 2017 and repeated its success in 2018 with more than 800 people completing the event in Aireville Park.

It is one of the largest pool-based triathlons in the country and is popular with first-timers and elite athletes alike. It’s a great event to kick start the triathlon season.

Triathletes will complete a 400m swim in the Craven Leisure pool, followed by a 22km bike ride out through East and West Marton and Thornton-in-Craven and then a 5km run around Aireville Park.

Councillor Linda Brockbank, Craven District Council’s lead member for Resilient Communities, said: “This is a fantastic event and each year we get amazing feedback from people who have taken part.

“From complete beginners to talented elite athletes, this race attracts a huge range of competitors. Last year we even had three generations of the same family taking part in the relay event!

“We’ve been very lucky to have some great sponsors, supporters and volunteers, who help us stage this event and make it such a memorable experience.”

This year Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice is the designated charity for the event.  They provide expert palliative care, advice and support for local people who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families. This specialist care and support are free to the users but Manorlands needs to raise £2.1 million per year, to keep this essential provision in our local area.

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