Triathlon club hosts beginners’ contests

Triathlon club races at Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston. Club members taking part in the adult race. L-R Liz Cannon, Stuart Elding, CHris Firth, Mark Burrows, Frances Mills, Daniel Riches, Joanne McLeod, Chris Aiken, Cassey Rook, Craig Oliver, Paige Elding.
Triathlon club races at Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston. Club members taking part in the adult race. L-R Liz Cannon, Stuart Elding, CHris Firth, Mark Burrows, Frances Mills, Daniel Riches, Joanne McLeod, Chris Aiken, Cassey Rook, Craig Oliver, Paige Elding.

Boston Triathlon Club hosted a GO TRI event on Saturday - offering a taste of the increasingly-popular sport.

And the weekend’s events offered juniors aged seven-plus and beginner adults the chance to see what the sport was about.

Juniors also got a taste of the action.

Juniors also got a taste of the action.

Young and old both took part in duathlon (run-bike-run) events at the Princess Royal Sports Arena on Saturday morning.

The club, which was formed last year, is gearing up for its first full season - which will include members taking of Iron Man and Half Iron Man disciplines, as well as sprint distance events.

Boston Triathlon Club currently has close to 50 adult members and 19 juniors signed up.

“Some people see it as an elitist sport, but it’s not,” said club member Craig Oliver.

Action on the track.

Action on the track.

“We’re targeting every day people who are interested in getting fit.”

The club will host its next taster day on March 25, again available for both juniors and adults.

But on this occasion the use of the pool will see juniors able to try out a full triathlon (swim-bike-run).

For further details, visit www.britishtriathlon.org/clubs/boston-triathlon-club_2539 or the club’s Facebook page.