Athletes seeking a place in this year’s eagerly awaited City of Culture Sprint Triathlon can now register online.
Registration for the endurance event opened on Friday morning at the Triathlon Ireland website and the organisers urged anyone who plans to take part to book their places early.
North West Triathlon Club (NWTC) Secretary, Patrick McLaughlin, said the event - which will include up to 500 athletes of all abilities - is expected to “fill up fast”.
“Judging by the amount of enquiries we’ve had, we’d advise people to get in early to secure their places in this exciting event.”
The event will mark the 30th anniversary North West Triathlon and will involve athletes from Ireland, England Scotland and Wales.”
North West Triathlon Club vice chairman Eamon Harkin explained: “This is the club’s 30th anniversary also, so it works out very well that we’re hosting this race. We’re also in negotiations with Triathlon Ireland and the British Triathlon Association to try and bring an international flavour to the event.”
Beginners are very much welcome to give the event a try.
“I’ve talked to a few people already in the town and they are now learning to swim or improving their swimming because they want to take part. I know of several runners who are looking at triathlon as the next step so hopefully we will have plenty of people from the town involved as well as plenty of people from outside the town,” Mr Harkin added.
Meanwhile, the registration for the North West Duathlon at Burnfoot will go live at the Triathlon Ireland website next Friday with entries for this year’s annual Liam Ball Triathlon being taken online at the website from Friday, January 25.
Anyone seeking a place in the City of Culture Triathlon is urged to register at www.triathlonireland.com