Entries open for Skipton Triathlon on November 1st and British Triathlete Emma Taylor is encouraging people to take the plunge and have a go.


emma-uprightEmma, who won the World Duathlon Championships earlier this year and the Wasdale Half Ironman last year, is looking forward to starting next year’s season with Skipton Triathlon on April 9th, 2017.


She says the sprint distance triathlon, which starts at Craven Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre, is the perfect way to get started in the sport – whatever your age or ability.


“People of all abilities will be taking part with some trying the sport for the first time, which is brilliant,” said Emma, who is a health promotion officer for Craven General Practices.


“I got into triathlon as I was coming out of university, I liked running, and I love the social element of cycling and I was a keen swimmer. I started with a local event, similar to Skipton. You can get a true feel of the sport with a local event like this. It’s at the start of the season so it’s a really good race to dip your toes in.”


Emma is hoping to use the Skipton Triathlon as a springboard to another successful season. She’ll be off to Canada to compete in the 2017 Duathlon World Championships, and then there is IRONMAN Weymouth, following on from last year’s third place at IRONMAN Bolton.


Skipton Triathlon consists of a 400m pool swim, a 22km bike ride and a 5km run. To register an interest in taking part, please visit the website.


The price has been reduced this year and an ‘early bird’ offer is in place until November 18, with prices at £37 for British Triathlon Federation (BTF) members, £40 for non-BTF members, and team entries at £60 (BTF) and £70 (non-BTF).