Bury St Edmunds Triathlon Festival to be relaunched after one-year hiatus

The Bury St Edmunds Triathlon Festival is returning next year after a one-year hiatus. Picture: HAVE

The Bury St Edmunds Triathlon Festival is returning next year after a one-year hiatus. Picture: HAVERSPORTS - Credit: Archant

Bury St Edmunds will relaunch its triathlon festival next year, which will be held in support of Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS).

The festival will raise money for SARS. Picture: HAVERSPORTS

The festival will raise money for SARS. Picture: HAVERSPORTS - Credit: Archant

Organisers HaverSports has announced that Greene & Greene Solicitors will sponsor the event, which will see athletes swim, cycle and run around the town.

The event was first held in June 2016, with the festival offering a choice of triathlon, duathlon and aquathlon, and is now returning after a one-year hiatus.

Jack Tappin, HaverSports director, said: “It’s great that we’re able to bring back St Eds’ Tri with these new partners, and we’re looking forward to delivering an even bigger and better event than when it was first held in 2016.

“We’ll have different races and distances available to suit all ages and abilities, and being held just after Easter offers triathletes the perfect way to start their 2018 tri season.”

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Michael Batty, senior partner at Greene & Greene Solicitors, said: “Celebrating our 125th Anniversary in 2018, we’re delighted to be able to sponsor the St Eds’ Tri Festival to help support and encourage people to get active whist raising money for such a fantastic cause at the same time.

“SARS is an incredible charity, run totally by volunteers who depend on fundraising and donations in order that they can help patients with specialist emergency care at the scenes of incidents throughout Suffolk and its neighbouring counties.

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“We’re really looking forward to seeing the throng of athletes compete in what promises to be a great community event.”

Sue Roots, from SARS, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to work with Greene & Greene to re-launch St Eds’ Tri in 2018.

“We’re delighted to be the charity partner for the St Eds’ Tri this year and be associated with a local sporting event which takes place in the county where our volunteer clinicians live and work.

“We rely entirely on voluntary donations to continue our life-saving activities - this event is a great opportunity to both raise funds and publicise our work.”

St Eds’ Tri – The Greene & Greene Triathlon Festival will be held at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre on Sunday, April 29.

Entries for the festival are now open, and can be made online at: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/st-eds-tri-the-greene-greene-triathlon-festival-tickets-39247237544

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