Triath­letes race on to sea front

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - FRONT PAGE -

MORE than 500 triath­letes took to the North Sea in Red­car’s Sprint Triathlon on Sun­day.

That’s more than three times the num­ber who took part in last year’s event.

For the first time, this year’s event was one of three World Sprint Triathlon Cham­pi­onship qual­i­fy­ing events tak­ing place across the coun­try.

It was also the only one in the North­ern re­gion, which meant ath­letes from across the north were quick to sign up.

Cllr Dale Quigley, cab­i­net mem­ber for cul­ture, tourism and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, said: “It is an hon­our to be se­lected as one of just a hand­ful of Team GB qual­i­fy­ing events for the World Sprint Triathlon Cham­pi­onship, hope­fully with enough sup­port from the pub­lic this will be the first of many qual­i­fy­ing events held in Red­car.”

Ath­letes tak­ing part in the Tri Hard Triathlon at Red­car sea front

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