Friends yet competition rivals Alcott and Brydon, who is flying in from Canada especially for the event, will be battling it out once again on an Olympic course, but this time there won’t be a hill in sight as they swim, bike and run their way around the flat 2012 rowing venue of Dorney Lake, in Eton.
Chemmy explained, “The summer months are key for me to focus on my fitness – I bike and run a lot so I’ve always wanted to give a triathlon a go – I’m really looking forward to it. It’s great to have a different goal to work towards and also to have a bit of competitive fun out of season between Emily and me.”
Whilst Chemmy’s fitness levels, combined with her love of all sports and highly competitive edge, will undoubtedly put her in good stead for her first triathlon, she will have stiff competition in the swim section as she’ll be up against Beverley Turner, BBC Radio and TV Presenter and wife of Olympic hero James Cracknell. Beverley, who was first out of the water last year is returning for the second year running with the aim of improving her already impressive performance last year.
The female trio will be joining the hundreds of women of all ages and ability, who will swim, bike and run their way around the course either individually or as part of a team. This event is a perfect opportunity for newcomers to triathlon, with distances starting at 200m swim, 5km bike, 2.5km run, and an all-women environment offers a fun non competitive atmosphere. The venue presents outstanding facilities; the lake provides a clean clear lake for the swim and the smooth flat roads around the lake are closed to traffic for the bike and run course, providing fantastic viewing opportunities for spectators.
John Lunt, Director or Human Race commented “Following the success of our inaugural WomenOnly triathlon last year, we are delighted that the event, together with the support of TIMEX, has continued to generate such a positive response. We hope to provide a fun day for everyone and that the event will help raise significant funds for Breast Cancer Care, our benefiting charity.”
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