Para Tri 2015

Paralympic sprinter and ambassador for The Children's Trust, Sophia Warner, has launched the inaugural paratriathlon, to be held at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic rowing venue, Dorney Lake on Sunday 9 August 2015. Para Tri builds on the legacy of the Paralympics and Invictus Games, with one fundamental difference – it isn't just for the elite athlete. It gives people with disabilities the chance to come together, compete and have fun on a dedicated playing field for the first time. There are five very different paratriathlon distances, which have been designed for every fitness level and ability. In fact, the 'Sprint Para Tri' is aimed at absolute beginners – and if you'd like a little support you can invite able-bodied family, friends and colleagues to be part of a relay team. The Sprint Para Tri: swim 150m, cycle 3km and run or push 1 km. This can be one person or a three person relay team of disabled and non-disabled participants. The participation fee is just £50, and there is no minimum sponsorship. Sophia Warner, commented, "In 1998 I was the first disabled participant to complete the London Triathlon. Even as an elite athlete I found the prospect of entering an able-bodied event daunting. Disability sport falls into two main categories: rehabilitation and elite – with very few opportunities for the majority in between. Para Tri is the realisation of a long-held dream to create a series of dedicated events that anyone with a disability can enter." Para Tri's official charity partners are The Children's Trust and Help for Heroes. If you're interested in taking part, visit their website or would like to chat to someone about whether it's suitable, speak to Donna Lee on 01438 488 654 or

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