World class sporting event, Tri Liverpool, a big success
Last Sunday July 26, 1,500 people took part in Tri Liverpool, the city’s annual triathlon event.
Elite athletes including last years runner up Sophie Coldwell and under 23 world champion Matt Sharp looked to score valuable points in the second of the three races in the British Triathlon Championships. Age group competitors tackled the Standard Olympic distance of 1.5km swim, 40k bike and 10k run, Sprint distance entrants completed a 750m swim, 20k bike and 5k run whilst record numbers of beginners swam 400m, bike 10km and run 2.5km to the spectacular waterfront finish.
Liverpool is proud to once again host a world class sporting event against the backdrop of the city’s most historic and iconic landmarks. Tri Liverpool was a fantastic experience for spectators, the nature of the course means you can view the athletes multiple times from the same viewing spot.
Albert Dock, The Strand and the transition area at The Echo Arena offer great positions to watch all of the fast-paced action taking place. Famous faces to watch out for on the day include BBC Breakfast Presenter Louise Minchin (who recently qualified in her age group to joins team GB at the world championships in Chicago this September). Hollyoaks stars Karl Collins (Louis Loveday) and Nicole Barber Lane (Myra McQueen) raced along side former Big Brother winner Craig Phillips.