Competitors gear up for Hull triathlon
Thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets of Hull in July as we host our first triathlon in the city centre. And people are being urged to sign up soon as hundreds of competitors are expected to don their wetsuits as part of the event on Sunday July 30.
Duncan Macintyre, lead advisor for Yorkshire Water, said: “We have worked with top triathlete trainer Craig Lane of Humber Triathletes to devise a route which showcases the best of Hull; their experience of running the triathlon in 2015 has given us the confidence to throw our support behind the event, which we hope will attract thousands of spectators to the city across the weekend and on the day.
“Spectators and competitors alike will get the chance to see some of the city’s hidden gems as well as the more familiar sights. The proposed route takes in iconic areas such as the Old Town, Queen Victoria Square and the famous River Hull.
“It will be a really accessible event, suitable for beginners, professionals and every ability in between. Sign-ups are already coming in and those interested can add their name to the starting list by visiting our dedicated triathlon page for more information.
“Aspiring amateurs will be able to compete with the pros at this event, without having to actually swim alongside them as competitors will be started in waves according to ability.”
The race is a great introduction to for those wishing to try out their first competitive triathlon and includes a 750m swim alongside Princes Quay, an 18km cycle through the city centre and ends with a 5km run to the finish in Queens Gardens.
It is hoped the event will become a qualifying race for the European Championships in 2020.
You can keep up with all the latest information on the Hull Triathlon Facebook page.