South Manchester Triathlon
An awesome first timer event, with a safe and clean pool based swim in Wilmslow Leisure Centre, with controlled lanes and seeded starts, then an undulating, picturesque cycle ride around the leafy Cheshire countryside, and a run which goes out from the Leisure Centre along quiet roads around East Wilmslow, mainly flat but with some inclines near to the River Bollin. Aquabike, Aquathlon and 3 x Triathlon options.
Results on website
The swim: Lengths of the pool, get there in plenty of time and watch the swim unfold in front of you.
The bike: Undulating but forgiving course with a suburban start until you are out on the open roads of Wilmslow and the surrounding towns. Couple of cheeky climbs to keep you honest but nothing that would overly worry novice / experienced athlete alike. Back to the Leisure centre for the Run.
The run: After a quick change you are on the run, nothing too steep, nothing too flat, mixed terrain, but most trainers will be suited to this environment. Follow the signs and obey the marshals' instructions and you will be through the finish to collect your medal.
Wilmslow Leisure Centre, Station Road, Rectory Fields, Wilmslow, Cheshire
The venue is a 3 minute walk from Wilmslow Station, and about 5 miles from Manchester Airport.
It is easily accessed from the M6. Leave at Junction 6 and take the A538.
Parking is available at the Leisure Centre, and also at the Station.
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