Following the success of last year’s race, Strathclyde Country Park, venue for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, will host the curtain-raiser for the British Triathlon Super Series on Sunday 22nd May 2011.
Some of the world’s best elite triathletes will compete over the sprint distance course set in the grounds of beautiful Strathclyde Country Park and the 200 acre loch, as the Super Series returns to Scotland.
Last year’s elite women’s winner, Jacqueline Slack, and triathlonscotland Coach of the Year 2010, Gordon Crawford, held a demonstration and question and answer session at Strathclyde Country Park today for a group of amateur triathletes already signed up to this year’s mass participation race.
Offering hints and tips on how to best negotiate the often complex transition section of the race, Gordon and Jacqueline were also on hand to answer questions on training, diet, equipment and race tactics.
Reflecting on last year’s win, Jacqueline Slack said, “The GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon is set in a beautiful venue. It’s spectator friendly and can make a great day out for families. I love the course here: it’s deceptively challenging and always makes for a good race”.
This year the GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon will also see the return of the mass participation race with a youth sprint (400m swim, 10.6km bicycle, 2.5km run), age group sprint (750m swim, 21.2km bicycle, 5km run) and novice triathlon (300m swim, 10.6km bicycle, 2.5km run) for budding triathletes of all abilities.
The GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon will be the first event of the 2011 Super Series. The full calendar is as follows:
GE Strathclyde Park Triathlon - 22 May 2011
GE Blenheim Triathlon - 4 June 2011
Toshiba Windsor Triathlon - 12 June 2011
GE Canary Wharf Triathlon - 30 June 2011
Virgin Active Health Clubs London Triathlon - 30 July 2011
For more information visit www.strathclydeparktriathlon.com