Students at Uni of Nottingham make tri dreams a reality

The University of Nottingham is to host its first ever sprint triathlon this coming weekend, organised by students to raise money for dementia research project Life Cycle 5.

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The Varsity Triathlon will be held on the University Park Campus on Sunday 22 March and will be open to students, staff and the general public, involving a 400m indoor swim, 15km cycle and 5km run.

“The Triathlon Club is thrilled that our dream of hosting our very own triathlon is coming to fruition this March,” said Ben Beranek, president of the University’s triathlon club and co-director of the Varsity Triathlon.

“We look forward to welcoming the general public as well as students, staff, and alumni from the University and Nottingham Trent University to our beautiful campus and challenging course. We’re also thrilled to partner with Life Cycle 5 in raising money for dementia research through this event.”

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The Varsity Triathlon is expected to offer an ideal opportunity for any first time triathletes, boasting a closed course and traffic free roads, as well as allowing competitors the option to enter as a team. Seasoned athletes will also have the chance to excel in a Triathlon England recognised event that takes in the beautiful features of the University grounds, including Highfields Lake and the Downs wildflower meadow. 

Registrations for both general and charity entry are open now, with four categories of entry fee:

– General entry – £35
– Charity entry – £25 (commitment to raise £75 for Life Cycle 5)
– Team entry – £54
– Charity team entry – £45 (commitment to raise £200 for Life Cycle 5) 

For more info and to register, head to www.nottsvarsitytri.com.

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