Congleton Town Mayor’s Charity Sprint Triathlon 2019
The fun sporting event returned to Congleton Park on Sunday 28th April and had a record amount of triathletes taking part in its third year.
“The Year to Tri”
The winners of the Triathlon this year were presented with their trophies and certificates at a presntation evening at Congleton Town Hall. Cllr Suzie Akers Smith and Triathlete Jack Schofield presented the awards.
The aims and objectives for the event are:
- To inspire people of all ages to become more active
- To promote swimming, cycling and running for fitness
- To improve personal fitness levels and feel good factor
- Entrants to raise money for the Town Mayor’s nominated charities for 2018/19
The past two events have raised over £10,000 for the chosen Mayor’s Charities. The sponsorship for this years event is coming in and a total will be revealed at the award ceremony, before the Annual Town Council Meeting on Thursday 23rd May.
Adult Triathlon, 15+
Participants entered as individuals or by being a part of a team, with each member completing a discipline:
Adults: 500m swim (20 lengths), 10km cycle ride and 5km run
“We don’t mind how you do it, just do it!”
Go- Tri- 8-14 years
Due to popular demand, the children’s Go-Tri returned and saw over 70 children as either individuals or team entries taking part. This was over double the number that took part in 2018.
Children: 150m swim (6 lengths), 6km cycle ride and 1.8km run
As well as the info tent and the event HQ, there was a number of stalls to visit on the day; health and well-being stalls as well as members from the local swimming, cycling and running clubs to talk, to find out more about their clubs and sporting activities. Thanks to; Ayres Health, Norris Health, Gill Armstrong, Congleton Rugby Club, Congleton Slimming World, Crossfit Fierce Spirit, Congleton PCSO team. Also to the Prince of Wales for the drinks and Ice Cream, Fabio’s Pizza for the food and Congleton Rotary Club for the volunteer refreshments.
For more information on any of the details above, contact Martha Hayes email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01260 270350 ext 3.