On behalf of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Alderman Paul Porter, Chairman of the Leisure and Community Development Committee is delighted to launch the 2018 Lisburn City Triathlon & Aquathlon.

The annual sporting event will take place on Sunday 29th July, at 9.15am from Lagan Valley LeisurePlex.

Open to everyone aged 16 and over, Lisburn City Triathlon, a much anticipated race in Ireland’s triathlon calendar, will welcome some of Northern Ireland’s top triathletes, demonstrating strength and endurance across the following disciplines; a 750m pool swim, a 24km cycle and 5km run.

The Aquathlon will enable young people, under the age of 16, to shine and put their training into practice across a continuous, two-stage race involving a 200m pool swim and 2km run.

Speaking at the launch, Chairman of the Leisure and Community Development Committee, Alderman Paul Porter said: “The Lisburn City Triathlon is the epitome of endurance and is one of many high profile events that the Council is extremely honoured to host year on year.

“I have great respect for all entrants who literally push themselves to the limit and go that extra mile completing what is acknowledged as one of the most demanding events in the world of sport.

“Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is passionate about promoting physical activity at all levels, and I hope people will be inspired to put on their swimmers, jump on a bike, pull on their trainers and run with us this July.

“I would encourage anyone who is up for the challenge to register online at www.triathlonireland.com and give it a go,” concluded Alderman Paul Porter.

The Lisburn City Triathlon & Aquathlon is perfect for both beginners and experienced athletes a like. The entry fee for the Triathlon is £26 and £8 to enter the Aquathlon.
There will be £750 prize money up for grabs for the Triathlon, plus each participant will receive a commemorative t-shirt. There will also be well-deserved and much needed refreshments available for all participants after the event.

To take up the challenge, please register online at www.triathlonireland.com. Deadline for entry is Sunday 22nd July 2018 at 4.00pm.

For further information, call 028 9250 9461 or email leisure.placement@lisburncastlereagh.gov.uk

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