NYP Black Sheep Triathlon Weekend
STOP PRESS – Friday night Q&A line-up announced!! Friday 6pm in the registration building in the Triathlon Village by the lake in Ripon
Ripon Triathlon Festival Weekend welcomes the Weekend Warrior (Triathlon 220 magazine columnist Martin Brunt) and The Yorkshire Vet and accomplished triathlete Julian Norton to the Friday night Q&A! They will be joined by professional triathletes Suzie Richards and Gordon Benson. The whole event will be chaired by well known local sports commentator Chris Benson.
Suzie is competing as a pro 70.3 triathlete having won a variety of domestic races over the last few seasons such as Outlaw Half in Nottingham. Always Aim High Slateman Triathlon (3 times 2014-2016), Sandman, Snowman, Leeds ITU AG race in 2016 and she won the World age group Duathlon Championships in 2014. Gordon is a professional British triathlete. He won the gold medal at the 2015 European Games in Baku, the first medal ever won at the European Games by Great Britain. He is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded British Triathlon Podium Potential Squad. He was voted the British Triathlon Male Elite Junior Triathlete of the Year 2011 and 2012
The Ripon Triathlon has grown considerably since its beginnings in the 1990s. It has been run by NYP Tri Club since 2000, and has attracted bigger and bigger entris, culmination in 1200 starters in the 2017 event, when we also hosted the Triathlon England National Standard Distance Triathlon Championships.
2018 we are proud to host the Yorkshire Inter-Club Championships, so should see some keen rivalry between clubs.
The venue is the beautiful Ripon Racecourse – also known as the Garden Racecourse. Just walking distance from the historic city of Ripon with its Cathedral, Hornblower, Market Square and Gardens. It is a great place to spend a weekend within striking distance of such tourist attractions of Fountains Abbey, Newby Hall, the Druid Temple and North York Moors.
We will be providing a complete weekend of entertainment and fun. Not only will there be standards distance, sprint and junior triathlons and a sportif, but also a welcoming meal on the Friday evening, children’s race on Saturday and children’s entertainments. Saturday evening sees the return of our own ‘Roundel’ band, famous for their fantastic live shows.
We are also proud of our support for local charities. Car parking income is split between local Boy Scouts and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. We make donations to several local charities and organisations who help with marshalling and camping.
For general race information go to https://www.trihard.co.uk/events/ripon-triathlon/race-information-ripon-tour/
STANDARD DISTANCE TRIATHLON – Start time 1.00 pm, Saturday 30th June
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SPRINT TRIATHLON – Start time 9.00 am, Sunday 1st July
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JUNIOR TRIATHLON – Start Time 1.00pm, Sunday 1st July
Part of the Yorkshire Junior Race Series for 2018
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Camping for 1 or 2 nights (29th and/or 30th June)
MEAL MENUS AND BOOKING
Friday Night Evening Meal – Discount for Online booking
Saturday Night BBQ – Discount for Online booking.
Indulge are Back!
Following your feedback regarding our change of caterers at the 2017 Festival Weekend, we have reviewed the situation and are happy to confirm that we will be re-introducing the fabulous Indulge who are making a very welcome return for 2018.
Happy Days….and Happy Tummies! Menus to follow soon.
New Bike Routes for 2018!!
Ripon Triathlon is pleased to announce that TriHard Events have been engaged to manage our Olympic & Sprint events in 2018.
This year the Junior Triathlon will be organised by NYP Tri Stars and the races will be part of the Yorkshire Series, one of the biggest junior triathlons in the country.
The Ripon Tour Bike Sportive, to be held on Sunday 1st July, will be organised by Velo29