3D Tri events are proud to once again host BRAT Triathlons during 2014, and to announce the introduction of 2 new events to our calendar. We have added a pool based sprint event to both the start and end of the season, both based from our new location in Lichfield.
All our events are designed for competitors of all standards, from the seasoned professional to the nervous first-timer, and their supporters at our events. We are very proud to have received fantastic feedback from all competitors during 2013, with an amazing 94% of competitors rating our last event as Excellent / Good and 9 out of 10 people rated our Marshall’s as Excellent. We’re already working on how we can make things even better for 2014 !
Our open water events will once again be based at the picturesque West Midlands Water Ski Centre – just a few miles north of Birmingham city centre. This dedicated water sports resort nestles alongside the Middleton Lakes RSPB Wild Life Reserve and the River Tame – offering one of the highest water quality ratings of any open water swim venue in the UK.
The wind-sheltered lake offers a calm and safe swim for the beginner but fast opportunities for more seasoned triathletes whilst the mostly flat and fast bike course works its way around Kingsbury Water Park – taking in much of the scenic North Warwickshire Cycle Way.Finally, the run will comprise breathtaking laps around the water’s edge with all athletes enjoying stunning views along ‘Pike’s Ridge’ to the finish line.
Our new events are based at the Friary Grange Leisure Centre in Lichfield. This is a sprint triathlon that’s ideal for beginners as well as the more experienced triathlete looking to set a fast time. The Bike course takes you out and back on flat, quiet roads through scenic Staffordshire villages with thatch cottages and village squares, and returns within sight of the famous 3 spires of Lichfield Cathedral.
The Run is within the closed grounds of Friary Grange, again within sight of the 3 Spires of the Cathedral and involves laps, so is an ideal course for your family and friends to spectate and cheer you on. It is flat and mainly on grass, so again perfect for the novice or the experienced athlete looking for a pb.