The event will feature races for elite youths, juniors, seniors and an open paraduathlon, with many athletes expected to test their winter training in this traditional season opener.

The seniors and juniors will compete over sprint distance duathlon (5km run, 20km bike, 2.5km run), battling it out for a share of a £5,000 prize fund as well the first British Elite Championship honours of the season.

The junior race also kick-starts the British Triathlon Junior Super Series. Paraduathletes will compete over the same distance, with all classifications catered for.

Youth duathletes will compete over half the distance of the seniors (2.5km run, 10km bike, 1.25km run), with the race also acting as the season opener of the British Triathlon Youth Super Series. All races will be held over a multi-lap format, making it a great event for spectators.

This year’s women’s race was won by Emma Pallant (main picture above), who was unfortunately ineligible for British honours as she was racing in ITU colours, so it was Katie Hewison who took prime spot on the women’s podium. The men’s race was won by Phil Wylie in 53:49mins.

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