Still time to enter ultimate test of sporting stamina

Participants in the 2013 Buxton Triathlon.
Participants in the 2013 Buxton Triathlon.
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The Buxton Triathlon is back for 2014 and takes place on Sunday June 15.

The popular pool-based, sprint distance triathlon is aimed at triathletes of all levels and it is a great event for novices to sign up to.

The event consists of a 400m swim, followed by a 21km cycle leg before finishing with a 5km run.

The Buxton Triathlon is based at the Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre in Pavilion Gardens and takes in some of the finest scenery of the Peak District and Goyt Valley.

The race kicks off with a 400m swim in the Buxton Pool, before the 21km cycle leg that takes in a tour of the Peak District countryside, including Long Hill and the Ranger’s track up the Goyt Valley before a thrilling descent into Buxton from the Cat & Fiddle.

The run then takes the athletes around the leafy streets of Buxton with the finish line in the Pavilion Gardens.

The competitors start in waves, with the first wave scheduled for 7am.

Terry Greenwood won the men’s race in both 2012 and 2013, whilst Hannah Peel claimed the women’s title last year.

Event costs are £42 for individual entries or £55 for relay team entries.

The majority of the 200 available race places are sold and anyone who wishes to take part should sign up as soon as possible.

Visit www.xtramileevents.com for further details and to secure your place.

Race Director Simon Hill commented: “There are just a few places left for this year’s Buxton Triathlon, and anyone wishing to take part should enter as soon as possible.”