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Triathlon - 09. May 2007.

WOMEN GIVE IT A TRI IN SUPPORT OF BREAST CANCER CARE


Triathlon is now the fastest growing sport in the UK and there’s never been such a demand for women to give triathlon a go. Over 2,000 competitors are anticipated to take part in this year’s TIMEX WomenOnly Triathlon on Saturday 30 June in support of Breast Cancer Care, the event’s official charity.

Following the success of its debut last year as the UK’s first women-only triathlon, this annual event is all about women of all ages and levels of fitness coming together to give triathlon a go in a fun, non intimidating environment.

Whilst triathlon is often perceived to be a matter of torture rather than a fun day out, this couldn’t be further from the truth; the TIMEX WomenOnly triathlon caters for all abilities with three distances on offer, which can be entered either as an individual or in a relay team, making the sport truly accessible to everyone.

Distances start with the Novice - a 200m swim, a 5km bike, and a 2.5km run or the Sprint - a 400m swim, 20km bike and 5km run, whilst the more adventurous can take up the Challenge of an 800m swim, 30km bike and 7.5km run. Taking place at 2012 Olympic venue, Dorney Lake, Eton, the venue has outstanding facilities; the lake offers a clean water swim, whilst the bike and run take place on roads around the lake which are closed to traffic, making it a safe environment for all competitors.

John Lunt, Managing Director of Event Organisers Human Race, commented, “Our aim is to encourage women to the sport of triathlon and we are thrilled to see so many women wanting to give triathlon a go. With a range of distances available, triathlon is now accessible to everyone and the variety in training across the three sports maintains motivation as well as limiting repetitive impact on the body.”

Full details on the event and entry forms can be found at www.humanrace.co.uk.

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For further information please contact:

Waveney Thomson: 078 665 665 90 or waveney@humanrace.co.uk

John Lunt: 07885964664 or john@humanrace.co.uk

For details on Breast Cancer Care Fundraising please contact:

Sophie Collins: 020 7751 8061 or sophiec@breastcancercare.org.uk

Notes to Editors:

Breast Cancer Care is the UK’s largest provider of information and support for people affected by breast cancer.

Anyone affected by breast cancer or with breast health concerns can call the Breast Cancer Care helpline on 0808 800 6000 (for Typetalk prefix 18001) or visit http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk

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