Olympic medal winning brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee will be holding their first ever triathlon at the National Trust site Fountain Abbey and Studley Royal. The brothers, who won gold and bronze respectively, will be holding the ‘Brownlee Tri’ on Saturday 21st September 2013 in their home country of Yorkshire, and they couldn’t be any more pumped for it!
Jonny said –
It’s great to be holding our first Brownlee Triathlon at Fountains Abbey. As young children, our parents used to take us there for walks to try and wear us out so we have good memories of the place. We want this triathlon to be part of our legacy and to see as many people take part as possible.
Triathlon is the by far the fastest growing Olympic Sport, with 31% growth per year, with a massive 20% completing in their first event in 2012. It really is becoming that popular. The Brownlee Tri will be a supersprint triathlon, featuring –
- 400m swim
- 10km cycle
- 2km run
These grueling tests will all take place in the stunning surroundings within the National Trust’s medieval deer park.
Alistair said –
The whole area around Fountains Abbey is fantastic to train as triathletes and a perfect fit for us. The paths and trails in the abbey’s estate are a lovely setting for a run, with great views of Ripon Cathedral and the Yorkshire Dales. The lanes close to the abbey are some of the best in the country for cycling. We’re very lucky in Yorkshire to have some of the finest countryside around, and Fountains is a great place to see a lot of it.
Click on the link below to find out more about this exciting event, and if you’re in the area, why not pop down and cheer on the competitors? Good luck to all those taking part
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