With RideLondon having just finished last weekend and London Triathlon happening this coming weekend (6-7 August), London is a hot spot for mass participation events over the summer.
This year’s AJ Bell London Triathlon marks the 20th anniversary of the event and, with the Rio Olympics starting this weekend, the sports atmosphere in the capital will be electric.
There are 4 distances on offer for the complete beginner through to the seasoned Olympic distance racer. Super-Sprint, Sprint, Olympic and Olympic Plus leave plenty of opportunities for every athlete to make the most of the event.
The race starts in the London Docklands, with the swim over varying from 400m to 1500m then on to T1 in the ExCel Arena to pick up the bikes and head out for the longest part of the race. The bike routes for the Saturday and Sunday offer different scenery for each race, going as far in Central London to see Big Ben for the longer loops. After finishing the relatively flat bike course, it’s time to pop on the trainers at T2 for a run between 2.5 to 10km along the bank of the Royal Victoria Dock.
For those trying to compete for a PB or looking for a race win, there are opportunities to excel in Age Group categories as well as the Elite category. As the largest triathlon in the world, competition will be tough and the winner of each category will fight hard to earn their title.
There is set to be roughly 13 000 competitors for the event this year, with crowds of up to 30 000 supporting and cheering on the side lines. It is an excellent event with plenty of support and an amazing atmosphere for the athletes as they go around the course completing their endurance challenge.
We’ll also be on the side-lines cheering you on! Scimitar will be exhibiting at the AJ Bell London Triathlon EXPO; so if your spectating instead of participating or spending time to check the transition zones prior to racing, come and visit us. We would love to hear about how your race went and any queries with regard to bespoke sports kit we can help you with.
Good luck and we look forward to seeing you!
We’re proud to be exhibiting at the Triathlon Show Expo, on Stand 2 across the 4th-6th August.Part of London’s only triathlon event of the year, we will be showcasing a range of exclusive offers for triathlon clubs and individuals.
As part of the event, we will be giving away the ultimate triathlon prize.
Swing by Stand 2 on either day for your chance to win FREE entry to a 2017 event in next year’s Castle Triathlon Series.
Speak to the team for more information on the day!