Montrose Triathlon announces new sponsor for 2015 event

The entry list for the Montrose Triathlon has easily passed the 200-mark, with the 210th received as we write.

Statistics from the entries provide interesting reading, with a near equal split between the genders - 53 per cent male and 47 female.

The oldest participant is aged 71, and there are entries from 13 local authority areas, with 48 per cent coming from the home county, Angus.

For no fewer than 56 per cent of entries, this will be their first triathlon.

And on top of that, the organising club, Tri Angus Limited, is “delighted” to announce an exciting new partnership with Angus company Fresh Food Express.

This is a new online grocery company that specialises in sourcing and delivering fresh local produce from Scotland, direct to your home.

All of your local farmers’ market favourites conveniently delivered direct to your door.

From its farm base near Arbroath, Fresh Food Express works directly with local farmers, fisherman and other small food artisans sourcing the best seasonal food.

Managing director Jillian McEwan, said: “We are delighted to be supporting an event that is right on our door-step.

“All of the meat that we supply is direct from the farmer, local and high welfare. We can supply ‘better than grass fed’ Highland Beef and free range Hebridean Lamb and Mutton, from the Angus glens.

“Our high welfare pork is all outdoor reared in Angus, and butchered in-house, including our unique range of Arbroath smoked bacon and gammons.

“We also provide locally grown seasonal fruit and veg boxes at the peak of their freshness, in addition to a wide selection of unique handmade products for vegans, vegetarians, and other diets (including gluten-free, paleo and dairy-free).”

Maggie Lawrie, executive director for Tri Angus Limited, commented: “I’m delighted that Fresh Food Express has come on board as a prize sponsor.

“The benefits of eating healthily are widely reported and in sport it is particularly important to get your diet right in the lead up to an event. We think the new partnership is a great match.

“Fresh Food Express allows you to shop locally without leaving the comfort of your own home. I for one struggle to find the time to source my food as locally as I would like. Fresh Food Express has solved this problem. We can now eat seasonal, local produce at the lick of a mouse!”

Sponsors Real Food Revolution can be found at www.freshfoodexpress.co.uk