Be part of the ‘GO TRI 1000’ Weekend in Skegness

A 'GO TRI' event will take place in Skegness on Saturday, April, 25.

A 'GO TRI' event will take place in Skegness on Saturday, April, 25.

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Triathlon England’s new low-cost and short-distance triathlon events and training programme ‘GO TRI’ is coming to Skegness.

As part of a unique weekend almost 40 novice events will be taking place all across England, where 1000 new triathletes are set to be inspired to take up the multi-sport challenge.

The participation weekend known as ‘GO TRI 1000’ will take place on Saturday, April 25, with the Skegness Triathlon Club hosting the event.

With just less than two weeks to go, entrants can secure last minute places for the event by visiting the website www.gotri.org

The GO TRI 1000 triathlon events, which are taking place across the country over that weekend, are manageable distances, starting with a 100m swim, a 2.5k bike and a 1k run.

The weekend is also a chance for participants to be introduced to duathlons (run and bike) and aquathlons (swim and run).

As an added incentive and to help the participants begin their new multi-sport journey, there will be a £1,000 prize fund up for grabs, with four lucky winners receiving a £250 voucher to spend on triathlon kit and equipment.

Register for a ‘GO TRI 1000’ event and you’ll be automatically eligible to win a share of the £1,000 prize fund.

Rob Bishop, Triathlon England’s GO TRI Events Manager said: “The support for our ‘GO TRI 1000’ weekend from the public and event organisers has been fantastic and we are looking forward to a great weekend in Skegness.

“The event will see a huge influx of people entering our sport at the same time, so with just less than two weeks to go it’s not too late for wannabe triathletes to be part of this exciting weekend for triathlon. Who knows, we could find the next Olympic Champion at the Skegness Triathlon Club,” he added.

GO TRI information:

- GO TRI is a Triathlon England participation initiative delivered through an event and training programme funded by Sport England.

- The events and training aim to increase accessibility to the sport of triathlon for beginners.

- Events are local, low cost and short distance triathlons, duathlons or aquathlons.

- Distances start from as little as 100m swim / 5k bike / 1k run.

- With ‘GO TRI’ events, the emphasis is on fun, enjoyment and inclusion.

- ‘GO TRI’ events are delivered by triathlon event organisers and triathlon clubs.

- Training is triathlon-specific training, delivered by gyms and fitness industry partners.

- ‘GO TRI 1000’ is a participation weekend with 39 events getting involved across the whole of England, with the aim of getting 1,000 new triathletes taking part over two days (25-26 April.)

For more information, including how to enter an event or access training visit www.gotri.org

Triathlon England is committed to help everyone discover, enjoy and achieve in Triathlon.

Excellent customer experience is at the heart of Triathlon England and Triathlon England is the National Governing Body for managing the sport and recreation of triathlon in England, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. Members are affiliated to a region and can vote for their regional committee.

There are ten regions, which correspond to the English regional government areas.

Each region has a representative on the Council of Triathlon England, which appoints and supervises the controlling Management Board of Triathlon England.

There are over 900 triathlon events conducted in England each year, including the seven Triathlon England National Championships, which attract athletes from all over the country.

For information specific to Skegness Triathlon Club email Club Secretary Julie Vincent at julievincent@uwclub.net