Triathlon to benefit charities

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THIS intrepid trio recently braved the elements, launching a brand new triathlon festival on St Andrews beach.

The Entry Central St Andrews Triathlon Festival on Sunday, July 7, 2013, starting at the East Sands, includes four races combining an open water sea swim followed by a cycle and run stage. A third of all registration fees will be donated to two charities – Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland and Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)

Ky Thomasson-Kay, from event organiser Pedal Powered Events, said: “This is an exciting new event for Scotland. Participants of all abilities can take part in a great triathlon or aquabike in a stunning setting. I’m delighted that the events will also support two worthy charities doing fantastic work.”

Entry Central’s Ian McLaughlin added: “We recognise the potential of the venue for triathlons, and we want to invest to help the event meet its long-term objectives. There’s something here for triathletes of all abilities.”

You can register at www.thestandrewstriathlon.co.uk and there is a limited number of free places are available for those willing to raise sponsorship money for the charities.

Our picture shows Ky flanked by Alison Acosta from Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland and Jon Heggie from CHAS.