Triathlon set for triumphant return in Montrose

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Following the success of the 2014 Montrose Triathlon a 2015 version will take place on Sunday, May 31,

More than 55 per cent of particpants in the 2014 event were taking part in their first triathlon, and the Tri Angus team behind it felt there was no going back.

This year was a sell-out, with 180 participants registering, and as a result, 2015’s event will have 210 places.

The event will again be based at Montrose Sports Centre and participants can take part in either the novice or sprint distances. Full details of the routes will be available in January, when the event will open for entries.

Maggie Lawrie, Tri Angus director, said: “We are delighted to announce the date for the 2015 Montrose Triathlon. 2014’s event was hugely successful, on so many levels, and we really have been blown away. Not only did it give the people of Angus the opportunity to try something new, to which they responded very well, it also brought a lot of people to the area from all over Scotland.

“We were delighted, and very grateful to the support we received from local businesses, as well as the 40 plus volunteers, without both of which, the event could not run. Seventeen local businesses supported the event, either through cash sponsorship or services in kind. Being a social enterprise, one of our aims is to support the triathlon community in Angus. Following on from the 2014 event, a brand new triathlon club has been formed – Montrose Triathlon Club. We are delighted to have helped achieve this. The club is going very well and, despite only being formed in October, has already identified four budding coaches to go through the first stage of their coaching qualifications. This means Angus residents now have an active triathlon support network all year round.”