Race online to sign up to town’s new triathlon
KEEN runners can now find the routes for the latest Milltown to Moors races on a new website.
The Milltown Triathlon is the latest challenge to become part of the popular running series.
It will see athletes put their fitness to the test, with a 400m swim at Saddleworth Pool and a 20k bike ride and 5k run around Saddleworth.
The routes – which take in the sights of Diggle, Delph, Lees, Grotton and Grasscroft – can now be found of the new Milltown to Moors website, which went live this month.
For the first time ever, runners will be able to sign up to any of the races online.
The site also gives people the chance to buy merchandise and take advantage of race registration discounts.
Alan Keane, race direc- tor and senior health and physical activity development officer at Oldham Community Leisure, said: “Our new website makes the Milltown to Moors Race Series, including our new triathlon, more accessible than ever.
“Anyone can now log on and sign up to the race of their choice, take advan- tage of discounts, and find out the routes.
“Regular visitors will hear the latest news about training runs well in advance.
“And after each event in 2015, the new site will also play host to the results, and images taken on the day.”
The Milltown Sprint Triathlon will take place on April 26.
Jonathan Yates, chief executive of race sponsors Pennine West Citizen’s Advice Bureau, added: “We are excited at the prospect of an Oldham Triathlon and want to contribute to its success – to ensure it’s the first of many.
“The triathlon will help raise the public awareness of our charity status and hopefully inspire people to fundraise for us and give their time to work within our team.”
Other races in the series include a 7k on May 17, a 10k on June 21 and a halfmarathon on October 18.
Registration for the triathlon, for both teams and individuals, is now open.
Visit milltownraces.co. uk to register your interest.
●● Runners set off during last year’s Milltown half marathon