We are delighted to announce that entries are now being taken for our triathlon. We are offering a limited number of early bird discounted entry costs for the solo competitors. you can enter here
The team behind the NHS Triathlon are excited to announce big changes for the 2019 race. Whilst we can’t give too much away at this stage, we can tell you that after every race we collect feedback from competitors to inform and improve the race for the following year.
So for 2019 we have taken all the bits that competitors love including the relaxed atmosphere, fantastic friendly volunteers, sociable start time, great finishing area, and a quality medal and will be running the event from a totally new venue with great parking and a single large transition area.
We listened to the feedback regarding both the bike and run routes and we will be returning to the original distances. The swim will remain a pool based 400m, the new 20k bike course will be on quiet country roads with a few hills to keep things interesting. The new 5k run course that we are planning will be partly off road taking in some of the glorious scenery that the area has to offer!
We are working closely with our partners and will be in a position to confirm the date of the event over the next few days and entries will open in November!
These can be found at http://www.nhstriathlon.co.uk/the-event/results/kids-swimrun-results/
Thanks for everyone who made today a great success. Results for the children’s swim run will be posted tomorrow. Provisional results for the other events can be found here.
This year we are delighted to welcome some new sponsors for our event. Please take a few minutes to read about what each company offers on our sponsor page found here
There will be two opportunities to register for the adult events this years as follows:
Saturday from 12.30pm
Both will take place in the reception area of Horwich Leisure Centre.
In order to make race day a little less hectic we would encourage you to try and register on the Friday evening. If you are a team only one person needs to register the team. On the Friday we will have race crew around to answer any questions that you may have.
Full race day brief will be emailed to everyone early next week including details of start times.
New for the 2018 Horwich Festival of Racing is the inclusion of a children’s Swim Run, supported by Ramsbottom running club.
The swim will take place at Horwich Leisure centre on Saturday June 16th and is open to all children aged between eight and fourteen.
The race features:
- Closed road run circuit through Old Station Park, Horwich
- Sociable afternoon start (noon)
- Bespoke finishers medal
- Fantastic finishing area with food, entertainment and free post race massage
- Friendly volunteers and race crew
- Prizes awarded in all categories
Entry forms can be downloaded here
Online entry is available here
Our event offers the rare opportunity to race on a closed town centre circuit. Closing roads and creating and placing all the associated road diversion signs, additional safety marshalling and race direction is expensive. Each hour costing well over £500
We also pride ourselves on giving competitors something back for their efforts with bespoke quality medals and T shirts.
If you are lucky enough to win one of the trophies you will find yourself in possession of a lovely hand engraved glass trophy. Last year we spend well over £600 on trophies.
At the finish line you will find post race entertainment with free massage, compare, DJ and also food and drink stalls.
In previous years any profit from the event has been reinvested in next years race. Overall we consider our event one of the best value races in the region.
Entries are now open for the 2018 Club Challenge Triathlon. In previous years the festival triathlon has only been open to NHS and Bolton Council staff with the emphasis being on encouraging new people to the sport.
For 2018 in conjunction with Lostock AC we are adding a seperate race aimed at the more competative club athlete. This event is open to individuals of affiliated clubs and prizes will be awarded to both individuals and top male, female and mixed teams.
For more details enter click here
In order to help this years participants become better swimmers we are launching new swim sessions in Bolton.
Starting March 14th at Turton Sports Centre there will be two sessions;
Session one: 6.00 – 6.45pm aimed at swimmers looking for a combination of technique and endurance work
Session two: 6.45 – 7.30pm aimed at the more experienced swimmer.
Full details can be found here
The early bird discount for solo competitors is closing midnight February 28th… We have sold over 50% of the entries for this years event so….
Don’t delay, Enter today
We have now opened entries for the 2018 race. This year we are spreading the joy by allowing friends and family of NHS employees to enter the race either as a solo competitor or as a member of a relay team.
Enter early to take advantage of the early bird discount here
Pictures from the day can now be found by following the link on the home page “were you in the picture” These are free to download.