XTRI24 UK Cancelled For 2013
XTRI24 UK event cancelled for 2013 due to low entry numbers.
XTRI24 UK event has sadly been cancelled this year due to low entry numbers. The Ironman distance event was launched last year and offered a unique cross-country format. The race quickly gained a reputation as one of the toughest courses in the country with a 40% attrition rate in its first year.
This is the statement they released on their Facebook page:
Due to the low number of registrations for the event, we have made the difficult decision to cancel XTRI24 2013.
We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience caused and are aware of how disappointing this decision will be for everyone.
The inaugural event in summer 2012 was a massive success which sold out well in advance, so it is with great surprise and disappointment that as of January 2013 we only have 25 registered participants for the second edition. If this was a logistically smaller event then we would continue to deliver it to completion. However, the scale and scope of the organisation needed to deliver the XTRI24 is substantial and requires a considerably greater level of participation.
With the event now under 6 months away we have decided to make a call. We trust that this leaves you time to arrange and focus on another challenge for 2013 and we hope that you will respect our decision for calling this in good time.
Full refunds have been made to you today, back to the original payment card (please note these may take 24hrs to show in your bank). You do not need to do anything further.
We are hosting the Horseman Extreme Triathlon in September, which has significantly passed minimum fill levels. So, if you are looking for a 2013 challenge we warmly invite you to consider HXTRI as an option.
We have tried to contact you today by phone. If we have not been able to speak with you, we welcome you to call us on: +44(0)1548 853524
on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 10:39 am under Triathlon News.
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