Last year the triathlon came to Jersey and it was a stunning spectacle that demonstrated the prowess of the athletes and showcased Jersey to the world. For two days we watched as men and women battled to win their respective races. We held our breath as we watched them pummel through the water, we cheered them on as they cycled around the tight course and we winced for them as we watched them muster the strength to carry on running.
The Super League Triathlon
The Super League Triathlon is a major sporting eventing that inspires anyone who watches it. Now Jodie Stimpson, one of Britain’s brightest triathlete talents, is calling for more women from Guernsey and Jersey to sign up to this year’s triathlon. Sport is one of the few arenas that women have for demonstrating their equality, for showing that they are just as good as men. However, at the moment, four times more men than women have signed up for the Super League Triathlon Age Group category, which is open to everyone over 15 years of age.
Calling All Channel Islanders
Jodie wants more women in the Channel Islands to give the triathlon a try this year. She says: ‘For me I don’t think there are many other sports which are so welcoming no matter your gender or capability – from first timers to elites. It’s a special thing to share the love of triathlon, which I’m sure you will get addicted to once you have done just one!’
This is an exciting opportunity for women to take part in The Super League Triathlon that takes place in Jersey on 29th and 30th September 2018. This is a major sporting event and you could be a part of it! That would be something to boast about in work on Monday. The Super League Triathlon sees 50 of the world’s best triathletes, many of them Olympians, coming to the island to compete. There are also limited spaces for members of the public, there’s a spot waiting with your name on it. You can sign up through the Super League Website.
This is your chance. You could help inspire future generations to take part in the sport. You could be racing along the same course as Jodie Stimpson, you could be racing like a pro. You could be an experienced athlete or a complete beginner, this is your chance to get in on some of the action. Not only will you get boasting rights for life – “what did I do last weekend? Oh you know, just took part in the Super League Triathlon” – you will also receive a Super League Triathlon goodie bag, finishers medal and be invited to attend an awards ceremony.
Show everyone what you are made off, take part in the 2018 Super League Triathlon. Do you know a woman who would be perfect for this? Then tell her to get signed up. You never know, she could be the next Jodie Stimpson. Get your friends together and start training. Do your bit and take part, make 2018 the year you did something awesome, the year you took part in the Super League Triathlon.
Women, Super League Triathlon needs you. It’s time to get training.