St Neots triathlon duo ready to take on Europe in Isreal

10:37 09 April 2012

JETTING OFF: Triathletes Marcus Wale and Keith Ritchie who will represent Great Britain in Isreal in a couple of weeks time.

JETTING OFF: Triathletes Marcus Wale and Keith Ritchie who will represent Great Britain in Isreal in a couple of weeks time.

Archant

ST Neots traithletes Marcus Wale and Keith Ritchie – who have both qualified to represent Great Britain at sprint triathlon – are in the final stages of their preparations for the European Championships which will take place Israel on April 20.

The duo have been preparing for the race for six months since achieving the qualifying standard in September 2011.

“Preparations have been going really well,” said Wale, adding: “But we checked the weather forecast for Eilat and it is currently topping 34 degrees.

“We can prepare for most things but that kind of heat is going to be our biggest enemy”.

The pair head out to the Red Sea port of Eilat on Wednesday, April 18, and will have just two days to acclimatise prior to the race which will start at 7am on the Saturday morning..

Meanwhile, triathletes from all over the country will be in St Neots in May when the town’s Nicetri Triathlon Club hosts a leg of the English League sprint triathlon series.

The race will be over the sprint distance, which is a 750-metre river swim, a 12-mile cycle and a 3.1-mile run. It will be held on May 20 with a mini-sprint race for those who would like to try out the sport but who don’t feel too confident about completing at the greater distance. Both races are open to the public.

For more information, visit www.nicetri.co.uk

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more
Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Read more
Get up close and personal to this global phenomenon!

Following a sell-out 2014 run, the global phenomenon that is Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is back in London, running at the Dominion Theatre in the heart of the West End until 5th September 2015.

Read more