South Shields sports club secures permit to host event

Phoenix Triathlon are to host a mini triathlon.
From left Grant Bezuidenhout and Graeme Moore

Phoenix Triathlon are to host a mini triathlon. From left Grant Bezuidenhout and Graeme Moore

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An community centre in South Tyneside is aiming to give people the chance to experience a taste of taking part in a triathlon event.

Graeme Moore, of Phoenix Triathlon, has teamed up with Go Tri to host an Aquathlon at Brinkburn Community Centre, South Shields.

Phoenix Triathlon are to host a mini triathlon.
From left Grant Bezuidenhout and Graeme Moore

Phoenix Triathlon are to host a mini triathlon. From left Grant Bezuidenhout and Graeme Moore

The event will see competitors take part in a swim and a run to give them a flavour of the kind of strength and endurance needed for a full swimming, cycling and bike riding event.

Mr Moore, an amputee who took part in his first triathlon last year, said: “We applied for a permit to host Go Tri South Shields and were over the moon when we were given the go ahead.

“This is a real big deal for us to be able to host the event and will give people who are curious as to what it’s like to take part in a triathlon a taste of what it would be like.

“We are doing the swim and the run element of the event but it will still be a great experience for anyone wanting to give triathlon a go.”

Everyone at Phoenix Triathlon is excited about the event

Graeme Moore

The event will take place over the weekend of July 23 and 24 and is open to anyone over the age of nine and who can swim 100 metres.

Mr Moore added: “There will be different levels for those taking part.

“Everyone at Phoenix Triathlon is excited about the event as it will also give people the chance to fund out more about us and what we do.”

Those aged nine to 16 years old will be required to complete a 100 metre swim followed by an 800 metre run.

For adults, it will be a 300 metre swim followed by a 2km run.

Mr Moore is both a swimming and cycling coach and runs Phoenix Triathlon - which provides classes which mix swimming, running and cycling.

The club is based at Brinkburn Community Centre, in Harton Lane, South Shields.

Anyone who’s interested in getting involved can contact Graeme on 07949 405 047 or visit the phoenix triathlon facebook page