Always a very popular race – and not just because it features one of Britain’s top racing drivers showing his athletic chops – the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon is moving to Derby this year in a bid to nearly double the capacity.
Previously held at Luton Hoo in Bedfordshire, this year’s event will take place at Markeaton Park in Derby city centre on Sunday 12 July.
It’ll keep the same sprint format as years past, with the preliminary heat consisting of a 200m lake swim, 11km cycle and 2.5km run. The top performers will then go on to the final, 400m swim, 20km cycle and 5km run, with the runners up entering the wooden spoon race.
“We are very excited to be heading to Derby,” said Jenson. “The move allows us to grow the capacity of the triathlon whilst also being very careful that the event doesn’t lose the charm and family atmosphere we have built over the last few years. We have been very impressed by the support and enthusiasm shown by the local council and city of Derby to help us take the event to the next level.”
As with previous years there will be an event village, boosted in size for 2015, post-race party, live music and prizes to be presented personally by Jenson – all contained within a relaxed festival atmosphere.
To get a taste of what’s involved, check out our gallery of last year’s Jenson Button Trust Triathlon, and read this blog by age-grouper and 220 reader Sam Anderson about racing at Luton Hoo.
Tickets are now available from www.jensonbuttontri.com.