QE2 Sprint Triathlon 2011

For full details, including results, please visit the event page on Tri Northumberland's site at http://www.trinorthumberland.co.uk/2011-events/qe2-sprint-triathlon

We are proud to announce that the BTF has selected the 2011 QE2 triathlon as an ITU World Championship Qualifying event for Beijing in 2011. The venue is the QE2 Country Park which boasts a 16 hectare lake surrounded by developing woodland and open grasslands. The diverse and developing habitats around the lake now host a variety of birds, plants and mammals and the lake itself is host to both resident and migratory birds. The QE2 country park is situated approximately 14 miles North of Newcastle Upon Tyne and 1 mile North of Ashington and this is our "Home" for open water swim training in the summer months.

The 1 lap 750m swim will be in the warm shallow freshwater lake. The lake is not exposed to current or tides so this makes the swim a very pleasant and enjoyable experience. The 1 lap 23km "undualating" bike route will take you out towards Widdrington Village, before sweeping onto the coast road near Druridge bay and then along to Cresswell village with some breathtaking views along the coast line. The 2 lap 5km run will be on the footpath that winds it way through the woodland and open grasslands that surround the lake. The run passes the start/Finish at the end of the first lap making this ideal for spectators to cheer everyone on to a great finish with a big smile. The QE2 triathlon is an ideal multi sport event for all abilities.