Brownlee brothers bring their first triathlon home to Yorkshire.
World-beating triathlete brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee have partnered up with the National Trust to host their first ever triathlon this September in their native Yorkshire at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.
This exciting new triathlon will take place on Saturday 21 September 2013 and entry is now officially open.
The Brownlee Tri will be an experience to remember and a fitting finale to the triathlon season, with a picturesque course, small wave sizes, entertainment village and excellent spectator viewing points.
Alistair and Jonny will also compete in an exhibition race over the same super-sprint triathlon course, so you can directly compare times with the world’s best triathletes.
Whether you are a first timer or an experienced triathlete looking to pit yourself against the Brownlee brothers, there will be something for everyone.
World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist, Jonny Brownlee, said:
“It’s great to be holding our first Brownlee Triathlon at Fountains Abbey. As young children, our parents used to take us there for walks to try and wear us out so we have good memories of the place. We want this triathlon to be part of our legacy and to see as many people take part as possible.”
Olympic gold medallist Alistair Brownlee added: “The whole area around Fountains Abbey is fantastic to train as triathletes and a perfect fit for us. The paths and trails in the abbey’s estate are a lovely setting for a run, with great views of Ripon Cathedral and the Yorkshire Dales. The lanes close to the abbey are some of the best in the country for cycling. We’re very lucky in Yorkshire to have some of the finest countryside around, and Fountains is a great place to see a lot of it.”
Chris Fowler, National Trust General Manager at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, said: “This is going to be a unique event, not just for triathletes who will get to run through the iconic ruins, but for spectators too. We’re thrilled that Alistair and Jonny are combining their love of triathlon with this special place – one of their favourite stop off points when out training.”
Triathlon is the fastest growing Olympic Sport with 31% participation growth per year and 20% of the triathletes completing their first triathlon in 2012.
Entry for the Brownlee Tri is now open – so move quick if you want to bag your spot!
For more information about the Brownlee Triathlon, visit www.brownleetriathlon.com and look out for updates through Twitter @Brownleetri or www.facebook.com/brownleetriathlon
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