Welcome to Edinburgh for the European Duathlon Championships

Welcome to Edinburgh for the European Duathlon Championships

By ITU Admin on 23/04/07 at 12:00 am

Dear friends,

On behalf of the City of Edinburgh, Event Scotland, Triathlon Scotland and Edinburgh racing, it is with much pleasure that the British Triathlon Federation invites you and your athletes to
join us in the beautiful city of Edinburgh for a truly challenging race for the ETU European Duathlon Championships over 10km run, 40km cycle, 5km run on Saturday 16th June (with a sprint event for juniors).

We are offering Junior, U23 and elite races and are very excited to hear news about top duathletes making plans to come. Please note that this is also a round of the ITU Duathlon World Series as well, so there may be a few elite duathletes competing for a total prize purse of Euros 20k from outside Europe too. We are also planning for a very strong age group competition as well. Great Britain’s age group team will be over 300 and we are VERY keen to encourage you to motivate your age group athletes to come and take us on!

Although there will be no separate team event, European medals will be awarded for combined results in the individual races. This will be another great opportunity to go home with medals to keep your sports councils happy and some funding flowing into duathlon!

Our race organisers, Bruce & Catriona Kidd, have put together a website
www.euroduathlon2007.com on which you will find all details about:

. event news
. course details
. how to register
. how to get to Edinburgh (NB there are many cheap airlines that fly direct)
. booking accommodation (plenty of small Bed & Breakfast hostelries as well a complete range of hotels - see link below)
. the event schedule & programme
. social events.

Please note the following:

The event is located around the Royal Commonwealth Pool where registration will take place from Thursday midday onwards with National RACE LICENSES please. Plan to register on Friday night (until 1930) at the latest please!

Racing will take place on Saturday only, age group in the morning with juniors in the afternoon and then U23 / elite together in the late afternoon. Expect Scottish hospitality to take over at the Closing Ceremony and party on Saturday night!

If you need any further information about the race itself, please contact the Local Organising Committee on: info@edinburghracing.co.uk
If you have a problem that should be solved by British Triathlon, please contact:  info@britishtriathlon.org

If you need to contact me - please use this email address and between us we will do our best to help.

We are here to help you if you need it - you are important to us!

Looking forward to dancing a ceilidh and sharing a dram of famous Scottish whisky AFTER the race!

yours ever


Dr Sarah Springman OBE
President, British Triathlon
Monday, 23 April 2007


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