Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service is proud to reveal a new triathlon to be held on 10 August 2014 at Haven Point, South Shields.
This Triathlon is in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, which helps find more effective ways to detect and treat cancer and directly benefits patients in the North East and Cumbria.
The event is being supported by South Tyneside Council and is being sponsored by the Triacademy, The Sandwich Tree, Sunderland and A1 Multi-Sport who is kindly donating bikes and other raffle prizes .
From 7am, over 300 competitors will set off every 30 seconds to compete the 400m swim at Haven Point’s brand new swimming pool followed by a 20km cycle on closed roads then a 5km run.
Haven Point is the perfect place to view the race and there will be a buffet and presentation afterwards at the venue.
Crew Manager Ed Cooper, Event Organiser said: “I am sure the new Triathlon will carry on from the success enjoyed by many triathletes who competed in the Hebburn Triathlon over the past 13 years.
“This year, the competitors will have the bonus of running on the beautiful coast road of South Shields, passing the recently refurbished new Little Haven promenade and Gypsies Green, finishing on the beach.”
Councillor Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader at South Tyneside Council with responsibility for Culture and Leisure, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this event at Haven Point, our wonderful new swimming pool and leisure complex and on our award-winning seafront. I’m sure all those who come along, as competitors or spectators, will have a great time.
“The event will help to raise vital funds for such a very worthy cause, and will inspire more people to get involved in physical activity. It will also help to draw more visitors to our stunning coastline while building on our excellent reputation for holding first class events.”
Pauline Buglass from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation said: “This new triathlon sounds fantastic and we have no doubts it will be a great success.
“We were very pleased to hear we’d been chosen to benefit from this event and the money raised will help continue the work Sir Bobby started when he launched this charity.
“Thanks to events like this, we’ve now raised more than £7 million to help people in our region faced with cancer. We’re grateful to everyone involved and wish all the competitors the very best of luck.”
If you would like to donate to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation go to https://www.justgiving.com/twfrstri/