Walsall’s first triathlon proves a winner
In just a couple of weeks 181 individuals and nine teams have registered to take part in have the borough’s first triathlon - to the delight of organisers.
The event, on Sunday 15 June 2014, was the brainchild of Councillor Zahid Ali who is portfolio holder for Public Health and Protection with Walsall Council Coalition.
Councillor Ali said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the borough’s first triathlon has proved so popular and know it is going to be a real day to remember for all.
“With just ten team spaces left to fill now we’re urging people to be very quick off the mark to take up those few remaining slots.
"This event was aimed at giving people a fitness focus, to encourage them to take on a challenge and enjoy a real health and wellbeing buzz.
“Everyone taking part will be able to make the most of full training sessions and support .
“And as well as reaping the benefits of a healthier lifestyle an event such as this can result in new friendships being formed and new interests being explored.”
The Sprint Triathlon will be staged at Oak Park Leisure Centre with a 400m swim, a 15km bike ride and a 5km run for entrants aged 15 and above.
There is a £10 entry fee for the triathlon but everyone who takes part will get their cash back after the event.
There will also be “Try-Tri” sessions on 4 and 25 May to support entrants in their training for the event.
Councillor Ali added: “We also want people to come along and show their support for our triathletes on the day.”
This page was last updated on 03 April 2014