Tata Steel British Paratriathlon Championships open for entries in 2012
06 Mar 2012
The 2012 Tata Steel British Paratriathlon Championships, set to take place at the iconic National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham is now open for entries.
The event organised by One Step Beyond is now in its fifth year and will take place alongside the Nottingham Triathlon on 26 May 2012 hosting paratriathletes from around the UK, as they compete for the coveted British Championships.
British Triathlon expects the event to attract its biggest field to date, due to the natural growth of this exciting sport after the successful inclusion in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games and the inspiring performances of our elite British paratriathletes at European and World Championships level events.
In 2011, the GE Great Britain Paratriathlon Team delivered four World and European Champions with Steven Judge and Charlotte Ellis both having entered those events as British Champions after victory in front of the grandstands of Nottingham. This year, the event has added importance acting as qualifier for the 2012 ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Auckland later this year.
In addition to elite paratriathletes racing, the event also aims to drive participation within the sport, and British Triathlon would urge any athletes who are considering joining the paratriathlon community to take up the challenge. British Triathlon will have classifiers on hand the day prior to the event, to ensure all athletes have a disability class before competing.
“As the Corporate Partner of British Triathlon, and having supported the growth and development of paratriathlon since 2006, Tata Steel is delighted to again be supporting the British Paratriathlon Championships for the fifth year running”, commented Sarah Jolley, Communications Manager from Tata Steel. “Paratriathlon now has world-wide recognition thanks to British Triathlon leading the way with developing and promoting the sport and becoming a Paralympic sport in Rio 2016. Tata Steel is proud to have contributed to this achievement”.
Jonathon Riall, Paratriathlon Performance Manager at British Triathlon is looking forward to this year’s event commenting: “This year’s event promises to be the most memorable yet, thanks to Tata Steel’s continued support for the fifth successive year. The Tata Steel British Paratriathlon Championships provides a unique opportunity for athletes to come and have a go, and join the growing paratriathlon community, whilst being cheered on by friends and family in Nottingham’s iconic triathlon venue.”
To find out more about the event and to enter, please visit the One Step Beyond website: www.onestepbeyond.org.uk
For more information on paratriathlon, please visit the British Triathlon website: www.britishtriathlon.org
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About Tata Steel in Europe
The European operations of Tata Steel (formerly known as Corus) comprise Europe's second largest steel producer. With main steelmaking operations in the UK and the Netherlands, they supply steel and related services to the construction, automotive, packaging, material handling and other demanding markets worldwide.
Tata Steel is one of the world’s top ten steel producers. The combined group has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents.
About British Triathlon
British Triathlon is the National Governing Body for Triathlon, Paratriathlon, Duathlon and Aquathlon in Great Britain, responsible for raising profile and delivering elite performance of the sport. Triathlon is a fast growing, dynamic and modern Olympic sport with talented world class athletes, coaches and support staff, focused around delivering world-class events and medal winning performances.
Great Britain boasts 13 current world champions amongst a strong squad of world ranked elite triathletes, alongside emerging talent from our youth development programmes. British Triathlon enables paratriathletes to deliver world-class success, raising the profile of paratriathlon in the build up to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
There are over 700 triathlon events conducted in Great Britain each year including the British Triathlon Super Series, which attracts athletes from all over the world. British Triathlon is committed to being a leader in environmental awareness in sport, protecting the environment in which we operate today and in the future.
British Triathlon aims to promote excellence in our sport, and create opportunities for everyone to achieve their personal triathlon challenges. Tata Steel is the Corporate Partner of British Triathlon and is proud to be enabling the sport of triathlon. www.britishtriathlon.org
GE is the Elite Partner of the GE Great Britain Triathlon Team and the performance pathways in the run up to the 2012 Olympic Games.
British Triathlon is a beneficiary of the UK Sport Lottery funded World Class Programmes (WCP). The programmes focus on performance sport with the aim of achieving sporting excellence on the world stage. Further information can be found on the UK Sport website at www.uksport.gov.uk
Visit www.britishtriathlonmedia.org for downloadable image galleries, detailed athlete profiles, results, stats and information.
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