Following the successful debut of Cintra TRY on the Tyne last year, the sporting event will return to the streets of Newcastle this August. As part of a two-day festival of multi-sports events, Newcastle and Gateshead will host existing favourites such as the 5K, 10K and Sprint Duathlon.
This year the festival will also feature the launch of the brand-new super sprint triathlon, an event that has been in the works for many months and is anticipated by sports enthusiasts across the country. The triathlon, sponsored by North East firm Cintra HR and Payroll Services, will take place between the 22 and 23 of August and is organized by Events of the North, in partnership with Newcastle City Council and Gateshead Council.
The TRY on the Tyne super sprint triathlon consists of a 400m swim, 10k cycling segment and a 3k run. The swim that opens the event will take place in Leazes Park Lane, thanks to Urban Green Newcastle. Participants will then complete a bike route through the city centre, before finishing the course with a run along the iconic Newcastle Gateshead Quayside. Last month organisers, event partners and ambassadors collaborated with members of Newcastle University Triathlon Club for a trial run of the swim section of the course and transition zone in Leazes Park.
The race’s founder, Steve Cram, has stated that the circuit shows off Tyneside’s iconic landmarks. He commented: “we’ve created a really attractive city centre route that’s going to be great for participants and spectators alike. The shorter triathlon distances lend themselves to exciting races and should appeal to experienced athletes and beginners alike.”
Last year's sporting events appealed to a wide range of people and were used as an opportunity to raise funds for charitable organisations. Further fundraising efforts are anticipated this year as competitors partner with various sponsors such as TRY on the Tyne's offical charity partner, the Newcastle based international children’s charity COCO (Comrades of Children Overseas).
To compete in the TRY on the Tybe sprint triathlon, the entry cost is £50 for affiliated athletes and £54 for unaffiliated athletes, and the entry costs for the super sprint event are £45 and £49.