This weekend the women of the southwest get their first taste of Triathlon Pink UK as the second race in the series is held at the University of Bath.
The women’s-only triathlon series launched here in January 2014 following the very successful Australia series, which has raised over AUD$1 million for breast cancer research since it began in 2006.
Triathlon Pink is targeted at women of all fitness abilities, ages and backgrounds who train for fitness rather than competition. The appeal for women is that anyone can complete one of the distances with a short preparation.
More than just an event
Triathlon Pink UK is more than just an event, it will enhance the lives of women in the UK and for some it will be a life changing experience.
The first event at Crystal Palace last weekend was an enormous success with an enthusiastic and excited field of ladies and kids taking on the challenge.
Entries will be available on the day for Sunday’s event at the University of Bath.
Lisa Pringle, Director of Sport 3 Event Management UK said, “We were thrilled with how the first event rolled out and feedback from competitors and we’re excited to be able to deliver the same this weekend. We set a new benchmark for event participant experience and showcased the high level of event delivery our company prides itself on.”
Triathlon Pink UK has partnered exclusively with Breakthrough Breast Cancer as their official charity and will work with the women of Britain to meet the goal of raising £1 million by 2018.
Each Triathlon Pink event is held in swimming pools and on closed park roads. They are safe and provide full support to the participants taking on this life-enhancing experience.
The UK series includes support events such as the Triathlon Pink Kids for boys and girls aged 13 years and under.
Participating in a triathlon has been a long time dream for Jan Cromey, but felt a little daunted by the equipment required, so when she read about Triathlon Pink, she rallied her friends and family to do the Bath event and team ‘50 Shades of Pink’ was born.
The event will also mark a significant milestone in Jan’s life – 20 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer at just 28 years of age with two young sons, Lewis aged 3 and Matt 2.
“I had no knowledge of it, I thought it was something only older women got. There was no family history, so it came as a complete shock. “
About Trialthlon Pink UK
Triathlon Pink is the world’s leading women-only Triathlon brand. The inaugural Triathlon Pink UK series is designed to encourage British women of all fitness levels and backgrounds to participate in a swim, bike and run event in 2014.
Women who walk, jog, swim or attend the gym semi-regularly can easily finish a Triathlon Pink event.
Participants do not have to be experienced triathletes. Triathlon Pink is inclusive for women of all ages and fitness levels, is non-threatening, and most of all good fun!
Triathlon Pink events are professionally managed by an expert event management team. All events are conducted in a controlled and contained environment that provides a safe and fun event for participants.
For further information and to enter visit www.triathlonpink.co.uk.
About Breakthough Breast Cancer
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is the UK’s leading breast cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through improving early diagnosis, developing new treatments and preventing all types of the disease.
The need for Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s work has never been greater.
- Breast cancer is the most common of all cancers in the UK, with 50,000 women diagnosed every year and 1,000 women dying every month.
- Breast cancer is not yesterday’s problem; it’s a disease that affects more women every year. Breakthrough Breast Cancer is working harder than ever before to stop women getting, and dying from, the disease.
- The charity funds 25% of the breast cancer research in the UK, campaigns to ensure survival rates are among the best in the world and educates women to recognise the signs and symptoms of the disease.
- Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s vision is a world freed from breast cancer.
For more information go to breakthrough.org.uk.