Woodhorn Museum Triathlon confirmed as 2018 British Sprint Distance Champs

Sprint Triathlon Championships complete 2018 British Triathlon Age-Group Major Events Calendar

Woodhorn Museum Triathlon has been awarded the 2018 British Age-Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships, confirming a packed calendar of events for age-group triathletes to look forward to over the coming 12 months.

The event, organised by VO2Max Racing Events, is well-established, having previously hosted Great Britain Age-Group Team qualification events under its former title of QE2 Sprint Triathlon. Taking place on 15 July 2018, the course boasts a single-lap freshwater lake swim, followed by a bike and run route along the Northumbria coastline and museum grounds adjacent to Northumberland’s QE2 Country Park.

Neil Jefferson, Director of VO2Max Racing Events, said: “We are very much looking forward to hosting the 2018 British Age-Group Sprint Distance Triathlon Championships. This will give a massive boost to triathlon in the North East and we are very pleased that the Woodhorn Museum venue has been selected.

“Woodhorn Museum is a Scheduled Ancient monument and here you can discover over 800 years of history and a range of fantastic events, activities and exhibits for all the family. It has everything needed to make this a superb family day out.”

Due to changes in venue availability, a number of amendments have been made to the Great Britain Age-Group Team qualification events calendar, adding a number of new locations in 2018 for athletes compete for a sought-after Great Britain tri suit.

All events selected are of the highest quality and offer some fantastic racing opportunities for athletes throughout the upcoming season.

The 2018 British Triathlon Age-Group Major Events calendar was unveiled earlier this month alongside the announcement of the 2018 Triathlon England National Championships, offering Triathlon England members five opportunities to compete for a national title next year. The Triathlon England Club Relay Championships will to be added to the roster in the coming months, with details of the event still to be confirmed.

To view the updated British Triathlon and Triathlon England Age-Group Major Events Calendar, please visit HERE.

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