Preparations in place for Pendle Triathlon

Members of Pendle Triathlon Club
Members of Pendle Triathlon Club
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The Pendle Triathlon Club will be setting up a junior section, with training starting last this month.

Sessions begin on Thursday, February 25th from 6-7 p.m. at Fisher More School, Colne.

Any youngsters interested are asked to complete a survey at

With less than 100 days to go, plans are also in place to hold the annual Pendle Triathlon event on May 8th.

For the first time, three competitions will be held.

The traditional distance event, consisting of 750m swim, 22km cycle and a 5km run (competitors must be 15 by the December 31st, 2016), a sprint triathlon event consisting of 400m swim, 22km cycle and a 5km run (competitors must again be 15 by December 31st) and a GoTri Event consisting of 250m swim, 11km cycle and a 2.5km run (competitors must be 14 by December 31st).

The events are being sponsored by and

In conjunction with this event, West Craven Leisure Centre (Pendle Leisure Trust) is running a boot camp every Wednesday evening between 8-9 p.m. to help prepare.

You can enter the events via the club’s website.

Places at this popular event can be booked via

Training sessions run by the club are continuing throughout the winter and details can be found at

This year will also see the return of open water swimming to Lake Burwain once the water temperature has risen above 13⁰C.

Details can again be found on the club website.