We would like to say a huge congratulations to everyone who took part and supported the Darren Hale Triathlon. The day was a massive success and was truly special, as it brought everyone at Sport Aston and the wider community together in the memory of a beloved friend and colleague. With the event being a massive success, and with everyone saying how much they enjoyed the day, we have decided to make the Darren Hale Triathlon an annual event held on the 5th of May each year.
Our original target was to raise £1500, which would go towards the purchase of a de-fin machine for the Cannon Hill Park Run. However thanks to the amazing support shown, we have raised an incredible £2,297.46, nearly £800 over our original target! The money raised will now go towards the purchase of two de-fib machines for the Cannon Hill Park Run, with the money left over being donated to the Aston University running club; Aston Gazelles. A club close to Darren's heart as he was their coach for a number of years.
A Total of £2,297.46 Raised!
He was always smiling, cracking a joke (probably an inappropriate one) or...running.
Darren was an exceptional athlete who mainly competed in long distance running but recently found a love for triathlons.
Darren will always be missed and this triathlon is one way we can celebrate his life and one of his passions.
The Sir Doug Ellis Woodcock Sports Centre, Aston University, Woodcock Street, Birmingham.
All events will take place indoors using the sports centre's gym for the running and bike sections and the swimming pool for the swim part of the triathlon.
Date 5th May 2017
The 5th May is Darren''s Birthday and seemed a fitting day to host the event.
There are 2 distances available and you can chose to do either distance as an individual or if you only want to do one of as a team.
Fun Triathlon (10k Bike - 2.5k Run - 10 length swim) £10
Sprint Triathlon (20k Bike - 5k Run - 16 length swim) £10
Team Fun Triathlon (10k Bike - 2.5k Run - 10 length swim) £15
Team Sprint Triathlon (20k Bike - 5k Run - 16 length swim) £15
If you don't think you can do a triathlon but still want to support the fundraising and everyone taking part you can make a donation that will be hugely appreciated by everyone.
You will chose 3 of the start times below when you enter the event and depending on availability we will assign one of those times as your starting time.
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If you have any questions check our FAQs section below or contact us at email@example.com and we will try to help.
1. What is a triathlon?
2. What order will the event be in?
3. Where will the events take place?
4. What equipment do I need to take part?
6. Will I get a time at the end of the event?