The 31st Inter-Services Triathlon brings top athletes together to compete once again for the coveted team cup.
Organised this year by the Army Triathlon Association (ATL), the Royal Navy and RAF will compete at the annual event, taking place on 24th July 2019 in Wales. There are individual and team categories, including Male, Female and Masters. In addition, the Fire, Police and Prison Service will each enter guest teams.
Competitors will swim through 1.5 km of open water, cycle 40 km of tricky terrain and finish the course with a 10 km run. Last year the prizes were split between the RAF and Army with the Army taking home both team cup trophies.
Army Captain Graham Markham said: “On behalf of this year’s competitors, we are pleased that the OA is supporting the Inter-Services Triathlon again. Each year the standard of competition increases with each Service determined to win the much sought after team cup. Last year it was the Army Triathlon team that took home the cup, and we will be competing hard to repeat this once again.”
Lee Holloway, OA’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are delighted to attend and sponsor this great Inter-Services sporting championship. This year’s course held in the Brecon Beacons promises to be one of the most competitive ever, and will showcase the high levels of physical fitness, mental determination and self-discipline that serving personnel have. Qualities that will support Service leavers when they make their successful transition into civilian life.”
Regular updates will be posted about the event on Twitter throughout the day.