First-timers welcome at new triathlon challenge

An open water event is followed by the bike course and a run for the inaugural Tallington Lakes Triathlon this summer.
An open water event is followed by the bike course and a run for the inaugural Tallington Lakes Triathlon this summer.
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Swimmers, cyclists and runners in their hundreds will be taking to the start line of a brand new event coming to south Lincolnshire this summer.

The inaugural Tallington Lakes Triathlon, organised by SBR Events, will be taking place on Sunday, July 5.

An open water event, the spring fed lake guarantees beautifully clear, warm water for first-timers finding their comfort zone or seasoned triathletes hunting their new personal best race time.

Witness the stunning countryside on a single or double loop bike course depending on your chosen distance, sprint or standard.

The final leg, the run, takes in lakeside views all the way to the finish line.

Jason Randall, Tallington Lakes Triathlon race director, says: “Tallington Lakes is a hidden gem in south Lincolnshire and provides the perfect backdrop for our triathlon.

“We’re excited to bring this event to the local community and look forward to welcoming triathletes from across the UK on Sunday, July 5.

“Triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the UK and our course has been designed with all abilities in mind, from first-timers through to seasoned triathletes.

“This scenic course provides a welcoming transition into the sport along with the perfect conditions for serious sportsmen and women to push their boundaries and chase their PB.”

Sprint triathletes will take on a 750m swim, 24km bike, 5km run – the perfect distance for first-timers and novice competitors.

The more seasoned triathlete or fitness enthusiast looking to take on a longer distance challenge will conquer a 1,500m swim, 46km cycle and 10km run.

The event is chip timed and regular water stations are offered throughout the course.

On the race village a bike mechanic will be on hand for all competitors, along with a sports therapist for a post-race massage.

Not forgetting spectators, there is plenty for family and friends to do. Water-ski, wakeboard, jet-ski and canoe facilities keep the family entertained.

You can even make a weekend of it and treat yourself to a lakeside lodge or one of the 88 camping and caravanning pitches in landscaped surroundings.

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