Hucknall Triathlon is ready to roll

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The spectacular sights of last weekend’s London Marathon has surely whetted the appetite for one of the main events on Hucknall’s sporting calendar.

For the Hucknall Triathlon, now in its third year and growing in prestige, is ready to roll on Sunday 22nd June.

Entries are being taken for the triathlon, which comprises swimming, cycling and running.

It has been organised by the multi-sports club, Balanced Performance, which is based at Hucknall Leisure Centre.

The club, which caters for runners, cyclists and triathletes, say the 2014 event will be bigger and better even than last year when more than 70 competitors took part.

Hucknall Triathlon begins with a 400-metre swim in the leisure centre pool. It is followed by a 20-kilometre bike-ride around the streets of Hucknall and then a five-kilometre run on paths and trails -- both of which start and finish at the Linby Road leisure centre.

Entrants can run as individuals or as relay teams of three. Drink stations, hot and cold food and toilets and changing rooms will be available, and all finishers will receive a goody-bag.

Last year’s overall winner was 32-year-old Alex Mead, of Derby, who clocked a superb time of 57 minutes, 15 seconds.

Celebrated veteran Hucknall athlete Pete Orme (54) finished fourth and was full of praise for the event. “A great concept that puts Hucknall on the map,” he said.

To enter, log on to www.balancedperformance.org.uk or ring chief organiser Chris Aulton on 07812 184764.