Challenge Henley Moving to New Location for 2014

challenge-3The team at Challenge UK has announced that the popular long distance Henley triathlon will have a new home next year, and will be held on the 14th September 2014.

The top secret destination will feature a Challenge Family long distance triathlon as well as a half distance race, with a supporting program of events leading up to race day, including a new Challenge kids event.

The new course will begin with a scenic swim, followed by a rolling two lap bike course, before finishing with a flat, lapped run course; making it a fast course for PBs to be broken.

Challenge UK Race Director, Alan Rose said,

“We are extremely proud to have developed Challenge in the UK from 800 to 1350 athletes over a three year period and would like to thank each and every athlete for their continued support during this time.”

Alan continued,

“Our new partnership allows us to continue our vision of having a premierlocation, with a local authority and partners who share our excitement and passion to develop and deliver a world class Challenge triathlon event.”

Challenge UK has always been well supported by the UK’s leading endurance athletes. “Iron Couple” Stephen and Bella Bayliss and Challenge Henley champions said,

 “The Just Racing Challenge UK experience at Henley has always been brilliant.  Well organised and friendly. We can’t wait to race at another Just Racing Challenge UK event soon, we believe it will be a great success wherever it is held.”

The Challenge UK team has been working closely with the new location partners and will make a full announcement on Wednesday 23rd October.

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