Dearne Valley College Sponsors local Triathlon

Date: 27/06/2011

The second Dearne Valley Triathlon event to include the British Universities and Colleges championships is to take place from 9.00am on Sunday 24 July 2011 at the Manvers Lake in Wath upon Dearne which will include a 1500m swim, 40k bike ride and a 10k run.

Paul Drinkwater Sports Management who are organising the event are one of the leading organisers of both road and mountain bike triathlons in the North of England.

Based at the Manvers Lake this will be a fast standard distance race. The swim section of the event will be 1500m in the Manvers Lake; the cycle course uses a rolling rural 4 lap route in and around the Dearne Valley with the 10K run using flat surfaced footpaths on a 2 lap route around the lake area.

As a result of the Wath based college sponsoring the event, Paul Drinkwater of Paul Drinkwater Sports Management attended the college to talk to Sport and Physical Recreation students. His talk included his experiences of event management which is a unit which the students look at as part of their course.

Paul Drinkwater from Paul Drinkwater Sports Management commented:

“We are delighted that the College has agreed to sponsor the Dearne Valley Triathlon for a second year. The partnership will be beneficial for both parties as students will get a valuable insight of a real-life event whilst helping out to make the event a real success. We aim to provide good quality events, with a friendly atmosphere at reasonable prices, giving a warm welcome to both experienced triathletes and new competitors alike”.

Also in the run up to the triathlon, the Sport and Physical Recreation students will have a presentation with an elite triathlete and Public Services will help out with the event management prior to the event and will help with marshalling on the day of the event which will be valuable experience for all.

The cost for entering the Dearne Valley Triathlon is £40.00 per person with online entry via

The Rotherham Park Inn Hotel which is 200 metres from the race venue is offering competitors discounted weekend accommodation. For further details visit

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