TV actors and presenters to join city ambassadors to participate in Tri Liverpool

Hollyoaks actress Nikki Sanderson will join Benidorm soap star Phillip Olivier and 60 minute make over presenter Craig Phillips as the latest to sign up to Tri Liverpool and are preparing for this years event on August 10th to take place at Liverpool’s breathtaking docklands.

Sport ambassadors

The group participating in the event will join a line up of supporting sports ambassadors to include Everton first team coach Duncan Ferguson, Boxer Tony Dodson, Liverpool legend Alan Kennedy along with fellow Hollyoaks actor James Sutton, MP’s Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham, and X Factors Chris Maloney who launched the event last month with Olympian Lucy Hallat the Echo Arena.

Tri Liverpool

Based in the heart of the Liverpool Dock, Tri Liverpool organised by British Triathlon in partnership with Liverpool City Council is arguably the most spectacular city-based triathlon in the UK. On August 10th, over 2,500 triathletes will swim in the Wapping Docks, bike past the iconic Liver Buildings and run along the Albert Docks before collecting their medal outside the impressive Echo Arena. The official event charity for 2014 is Everton In The Community.

Distances start from as little as a 750m swim, 20km bike and a 5k run. If participants don’t feel ready to do the whole thing, they can team up with two friends and take part as a team – one person swims, one person cycles, one person runs and then they all cross the finish line together!

The ambassadors are coming together this week to urge spectators to sign up and “Be A Triathlete This Summer” – the tagline for the event. Individuals can also participate in a group relay challenge led by our Hollyoaks and MP’s triathlon teams.

Craig Phillips said:

“I think it’s brilliant that the British Triathlon have teamed up with Liverpool City Council to bring such a great event to the city. There are so many beautiful outdoor spaces here for people to train up for Tri Liverpool. I’m doing all three parts of the triathlon, but people can team up with their mates and just do one part each. Training with friends is loads of fun, and can really help you get fit.”

Phil Olivier continued:

“It’s a fantastic event to come to the city in August. There are loads of parks in Liverpool that people can use to train for Tri Liverpool in, like Calderstones and Sefton – even if the weather is rubbish the views are always nice! Forget about the rain: put your headphones in, get outdoors, and get fit.”

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