Local triathlon sprint event all set to go

by | 29 May 2021 | Hobbies, Retford, Sports Club

Bassetlaw Triathlon club, based from Worksop Leisure Centre, are steaming ahead with plans for their annual Sprint Triathlon event. The event, which was cancelled last year amidst all the COVID-19 restrictions, is hoped to be a draw for the many triathletes desperate to get back into competing.
Working within all the British Triathlon guidelines and in close conjunction with Bassetlaw District Council, the club is confident the event, set for Sunday 5th September, will be able to go ahead.
Event director, Jason Lippitt, alongside enthusiastic club volunteers are planning to use the regular route of a 400m pool swim, followed by a 25km cycle and ending with a 5km run, all based around the leisure centre.
The event, which has been praised in the past by British Triathlon as a well-managed and supported event, will be fully compliant with any necessary COVID restrictions that may still be in place at that time. Currently, plans include for a limited number of swimmers in any lane at one time. This will mean a much more staggered start for the competitors, so ensuring the correct social distancing needed. Once outside, the transition area will be much larger than usual, again to allow plenty of social space.
As the national restrictions are lifted, the sport’s governing body, British Triathlon, are opening up both indoor and outdoor training sessions. This means many triathletes are getting back into the routine of preparing for events. The advice is be slow and steady after such a long time away from training, but demand for places at this Sprint event is expected to be high. Anyone interested in registering for the event should book a place thorough www.bassetlawtriclub.co.uk/triathlon.