Race on­line to sign up to town’s new triathlon

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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

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