Organisers of the Monster Triathlon, Sabre Trust and WMP Sports, have opened up the race, dubbed the ‘UK’s toughest tri’, to the public following the success of the private event in 2016. The 550-mile challenge takes place over seven days this September and sees teams and individuals compete in swimming, cycling and running from Loch Ness to London.
The event was pioneered by charity Sabre Trust in 2016, where a team of both novice and experienced triathletes from corporate partner Tullow Oil completed the challenge in eight days. After being short-listed for a prestigious Better Society Award and with the support of specialist challenge events company, WMP Sports, the Monster Triathlon is now open to the wider public and corporate teams.
Participants will complete a 5km swim in Loch Ness, cycle 100 miles a day for five days, before finishing with a 50km run/walk from Windsor to Richmond on the
The event is designed to appeal to endurance enthusiasts keen to take on the whole challenge, as well as those who will prefer to enter as part of a relay team for a fundraising opportunity that is demanding, yet achievable.
“The Monster Tri offers an innovative concept in a crowded challenge event market place, and we are hugely excited to be partnering with the team at Sabre Trust to bring it to the public,” said Rupert Martin, director at WMP Sports. “It will undoubtedly be a real test of endurance, but the relay option makes it very inclusive and provides an ideal platform for companies to support staff engagement, wellbeing and fundraising objectives.”
“We are delighted to see the Monster Triathlon evolve into a full public event this year after a very successful pilot last year,” said Dominic Bond, managing director at Sabre Trust. “We are looking forward to establishing the Monster in the challenge event calendar, and increasing the crucial work our teams do to improve the quality of education for Ghana’s youngest school children.”