As part of the Clubs 30th Anniversary celebrations we’re planning to make the trip to Nottingham for the Club relays. We’re hoping for a HUGE Mersey Tri turnout
Info is yet to released on the event organisers website, from the British triathlon event calendar it looks like it’s pencilled in for the weekend of:
Sat 22nd /Sun 23rd August
We’ve chosen this as we feel it offers the perfect blend of sport & social. For those that have not taken part in this extravaganza or the “Glastonbury” of the triathlon world as called by the organisers, it’s not to be missed.
It’s probably an ambitious target but how good would it be to get 30 teams in our 30th anniversary!
Teams can be in any format. Those racing for honours need to be members of the club & hold personal TE race licences. This event is about much more than that though, there are categories for all. Fast, slow somewhere in the middle it doesn’t matter, it’s just great fun. Friends who are not members can race in open teams, lets try & get some old members back racing even if we have to put up with some speedos’s & crop tops!
The venue is fantastic for non-racing family and friends, they can watch the action unfold mostly within eyesight.
The adjacent campsite provides handy cheap accommodation for a BBQ and post race banter. Plenty of B&B’s nearby for those who are after a bit more luxury.
The committee will be talking logistics at their next meeting but get it in your diary & spread the word. Lets make it a weekend to remember.
We’ll be back in touch with more info later.
Hope to see you there.
Venue Info (including campsite):
From the One Step Beyond Website
Started in 1991, this event is just legendary; there is truly nothing else like it. In 1991 with just 120 competitors, 2012 saw over 2000 lucky athletes join in the organised chaos of the Club Relays.
The event is now not so much about the swim, bike, run elements, but obviously these are very important. We like to think this whole weekend of fun is triathlon's answer to the Glastonbury Music Festival. Yes, there's the headline stage - over the years we have had Olympians and World Champions taking part but this weekend is also about the apres triathlon. Where else can you find close to 1000 triathletes all camping and partying together?
No club should miss this event. One of the most exhilarating and fun events on the UK calendar, the Club Relays revolves around teams of four using a tagging format where everyone swims, everyone bikes and everyone runs in a race that looks like a mixture between competition and chaos.
Now in its 23rd year the Club Relays really is the focal point as well as the vocal point of the season for many teams who look to a real club event to bring them together and where camaraderie and teamwork really pay off.
With a 500m swim, a 15km bike and a 5km run any four triathletes can get together and make up a team and race in one of the range of team categories available. But don't think it's just one big laugh. With Triathlon England - Club Relay Championships at stake there will be some serious racing out there on a completely closed course over which your team mates can see you (and shout at you) for the duration of all three disciplines.
Ever fancied racing a triathlon in an arena, well this is as close as it gets