Entries for the next Marauder Triathlon on the 7th August have already surpassed the number of athletes that completed the first Allerthorpe Triathlon on the 19th June.
Expanding on the Sprint and Super Sprint Triathlon races from last month, next months event will also feature an Olympic distance race. For this additional race, athletes will need to complete a 1,500-metre swim, a 40-kilometre bike and finally a 10-kilometre run before they cross the finish line at Allerthorpe Lakeland park.
The sprint courses have been praised by many participants for being a flat and fast course, allowing first-timers an enjoyable introduction to the triathlon community. Experienced athletes relished the opportunity to put in quick times and achieve early personal bests this season.
Last time’s Allerthorpe Triathlon Sprint Winner, Charlie Swales, is entered once again and looking to clinch another victory and improve on his impressive finishing time of 1 hour, 4 minutes and 47 seconds.
The Manx Tri Club athlete said he was “Really excited to get back on the start line and try to beat my course record. Possibly even a new personal best on the fast course at Allerthorpe”
Entries are planned to stay open until the 31st July, but it’s expected that the race may be at capacity long before that.
After the race on the 7th August, the focus will turn to the finale of the Marauder Races. The Sundown Triathlon on the 4th September is a gruelling half-ironman race, comprising of a 1,900-metre swim, a 90-kilometre bike and a 21.1km run. With over 200 athletes already entered for the September race, it’s proving to be an exciting conclusion to the series of Allerthorpe Triathlon’s this summer.