The Wilmslow and South Manchester Triathlons are hugely popular sprint distance triathlons which attract novice, experienced and elite triathletes alike. Both events are based at the Wilmslow Leisure Centre, with the 400m swim taking place in the five lane 25m indoor pool. The transition, start and finish are on the cricket pitch. The picturesque, mainly flat 24.2 km cycle ride takes competitors around the scenic Cheshire countryside and the 6.3km run goes around East Wilmslow’s leafy roads, a mostly flat route with some inclines near the River Bollin.
As one of the largest hospital charities in the UK treating approximately 44,000 patients each year The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester has been pioneering cancer breakthroughs for the last 100 years. From discovering new treatments, to finding new ways of making patients’ lives easier, thousands of people are now leading fuller, happier, longer lives because of its groundbreaking work.
Triathletes wishing to join Team Christie need to go to www.xtramileevents.com/events/wilmslow-triathlon-2015/ to register for the Wilmslow Triathlon and www.xtramileevents.com/events/south-manchester-triathlon-2015/ for the South Manchester Triathlon and select the option to support The Christie charity. In return for their support athletes will receive a Christie welcome pack, fundraising and training support, as well as a fantastic free Christie t-shirt, and their team will be on hand to help every step of the way. The Christie will also have a dedicated cheering point on race day to provide extra motivation and support. Anyone who already has a place can still raise money for The Christie by contacting the events team on 0161 446 3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Race Director Simon Hill commented: “We are proud to announce The Christie charity as the Official Charity Partner for the Wilmslow and South Manchester Triathlons, which are both popular events aimed at triathletes of all levels. Many novices choose a sprint distance triathlon as their first race, and raising money for The Christie is the perfect opportunity if you need a bit of extra training motivation and support. We would like to encourage as many athletes as possible to join Team Christie and to support the charity.”
Cherry Steele, sporting events officer at The Christie charity said: “The Christie charity is delighted to be the official charity partner for the Wilmslow and South Manchester Triathlons this year. These triathlons will be a fabulous addition to our calendar of events and we’re confident our supporters will be keen to sign up and help raise vital funds for our patients.”
For further details about The Christie and the work of the charity please go to www.christie.nhs.uk .