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Try-Tri ... and succeed

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October 06, 2017

Beth Lavery at last year's Challenge Shepparton.

Those looking for an introduction to triathlon have a chance to try out the sport in a non-competitive environment this weekend.

Presented by the Shepparton Triathlon Club, president Trent Hadfield said the idea behind the Try-A-Tri event was to introduce people to the sport who have not experienced it before.

‘‘It’s a non-timed race and there’ll be no winners,’’ he said.

‘‘It’s all about becoming familiar with triathlons.’’

Working in conjunction with Challenge Shepparton, event organiser Liz Connick said there would be four Enticer Triathlon entries to win on the day.

‘‘The Enticer race is a beginners’ race held on Challenge Shepparton weekend,’’ Ms Connick said.

Mr Hadfield said participants would need a general level of fitness to take part in the course, which included an optional 100m indoor pool swim, 9km bike ride and 2km run.

‘‘We’ll be launching the season, so if people enjoy it, they can become a part of our club and take part in future events,’’ he said.

‘‘It is five weeks out from Challenge Shepparton, so it’s the perfect time to start training.’’

The event begins at 2pm on Sunday, October 8, in Western Park (adjacent to Aquamoves Leisure Centre) and finishes in Western Park where participants and spectators can gather to celebrate.

Registrations are essential and can be made at www.challenge shepparton.com.au/latest-news/try-a-triathlon-free/

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