TRIATHLON: SPAR sponsor local Causeway Coast Triathlon

PORTRUSH will once again, provide the venue for a major test of athletic endurance on Sunday 19 June.

Top competitors from around the Island of Ireland and further afield will take part in the SPAR Causeway Coast Triathlon, which is organised and hosted by the Triangle Triathlon Club based in Coleraine.

Participants must complete a 1.5km swim in the sea before changing to the challenging 40km cycle course and finishing with a gruelling 10km run.

Nigel Gray Henderson Retail Director, sponsors of the SPAR Causeway Triathlon said: “SPAR is delighted to once again, sponsor this major athletic event that celebrates the highest level of athletic endurance. SPAR stores are located in the heart of local communities throughout the Causeway coast and this is event presents an excellent way for us to support up and coming sporting talent and encourage healthy and active lifestyles on our doorstep.”

Adam Wilson, SPAR Causeway Coast Triathlon Race Director said: “Triangle Triathlon Club in conjunction with SPAR, are very excited about this year’s race. Last year had it all, sun, surf, basking sharks in the water and a sprint finish for first place so it will be hard to beat but we at the Triangle Triathlon Club are committed to doing so.

“Portrush and the surrounding area provides an ideal location with its stunning beaches and testing cycling and running terrain which will push the athletes to their absolute limit and beyond!”

Athletes can enter online before the 2nd June at www.causewaytri.com. There will also be a kids and Junior event starting at 9.45am, please contact Adam Wilson on 07780 686180 for more details. The triathlon takes place on Sunday June 19th at 9am, at the East Strand in Portrush where local residents and holiday makers will be able to cheer on the athletes as they bid for glory.