Welcome to the Aldeburgh Fun Relay Team Triathlon website!
For a third year in a row, the ‘Aldeburgh Fun Relay Team Triathlon’ took place on Sunday 10th September 2017, was supported by a large number of spectators and raised an impressive £1000 for both the RNLI and East Anglian Air Ambulance, as well as supporting other local causes like the Leiston & District Swimming Club.
Increasing in size yet again this year with 101 teams competing, the voluntary locally-run event consisted of 303 participants either swimming, cycling or running in and around Aldeburgh for their team.
Now at an impressive total of £5,000 raised for local charities in the three years the event has been running, the ‘Aldeburgh Fun Relay Team Triathlon’ has become a popular and highly anticipated occasion within the local area, encouraging friendly competition with a wide-spread participation in sport for all ages and abilities. With the integration of local businesses and community support, the sporting event has generated an excitement in the town.
This year, the triathlon’s success was highlighted by the feedback it received – with one team saying “we were all spurred on by the excitement and encouragement available from organisers and spectators” and another giving the praise of “an absolutely wonderful event that has a brilliant, great, fun and tremendous vibe” along with commenting that the triathlon is “very professional and extremely well organised”. All volunteers and organisers were once again delighted with the outcome of the event. From Race Director Matt Dye; “we have had a lot of very positive feedback from teams and spectators and they were greatly impressed with the organisation and the atmosphere of the event, from the logistics of keeping 101 teams competing smoothly and safely, combined with the positives of working with the town”.
The organisers of the event would like to thank each and every one of the marshals that volunteered on the day, as well as all sponsors and organisations including the local council, whom without their support it wouldn’t be possible to put on such a successful event. The fourth ‘Aldeburgh Fun Relay Team Triathlon’ is already in the planning, and looks to be another popular event on the local and sporting calendar.
We’ll be back in 2018!