What is an Aquathlon?
An Aquathlon consists of a continuous, two-stage race involving swimming followed by running. Aquathlon have been around in various forms since the early 20th century and is an excellent way for novice athletes to enter the world of multisport. For experienced triathletes they can add some spice to their race programmes.
Active Workforce have again successfully organised another great event, giving people the opportunity to try something new whether they’re a beginner or pro! The Active Workforce Aquathlon took place on Sunday 9th September 2018 at Dunes Splashworld & Victoria Park, Southport. Employees from some of our partners Sefton MBC, Merseycare, Range High, St Michaels and Formby High all took part, along with friends and family.
Our previous winners from 2017 both retained their title’s as fastest male and fastest female, Tom Perry completing the course in 14 mins 4 secs and Karen Smith from St Michaels High School completing in 18mins 53 secs
If you are a beginner and would like to take part in a multi-sport event, the Duathlon is the perfect event for you! 1.5km run – 5km cycle – 1.5km run. To book your place or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Glen Williams from Unison took part in this year's event. He had this to say:
"I just wanted to say a massive thank-you to you and to all your volunteers who made the Aquathlon (a word I only just learned how to say today!!) such a great success.
"The event was superbly well organised, friendly and just good fun. I will be honing my swimming skills and realise now that transition does not mean chatting and taking your time to recover from the trauma of swimming!!!
"Many thanks, I will get under an hour next time and am already in training for the October event.
"Great job and when I can walk again I will see you soon!!"