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Milltown Triathlon run and bike routes

 Triathlon route

Triathlon route

Visit the recently launched Milltown to Moors Race Series website and you can get a sneak preview of the routes for the new Milltown Sprint Triathlon, which takes place on April 26, plus 20% of your entry fee.  

As well as allowing runners to enter every race online for the first time, the new Milltown to Moors website offers the opportunity to buy merchandise and take advantage of race discounts. Race results will be uploaded to the site after each event and a language selector ensures the new site is accessible to everyone. 

This site also has details of the bike and run routes for Oldham Community Leisure’s (OCL) most diverse challenge yet – the Milltown Triathlon, sponsored by the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).  

It may only be a sprint triathlon (a 400m swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run) but the recently announced route offers a challenge to even seasoned competitors. The swim will take place at Saddleworth Pool and Leisure Centre in Uppermill, while the bike ride and run take in wonderfully scenic routes around the hills of Saddleworth, Diggle, Delph, Lees, Grotton and Grasscroft. 

The bike route

The bike route

Race director and Senior Health & Physical Activity Development Officer at OCL, Alan Keane, says: “Our new website makes the Milltown to Moors Race Series, including our new triathlon, more accessible than ever. Anyone can now log on and sign up to the race of their choice, take advantage of discounts, and find out the routes. Regular visitors will hear the latest news about training runs well in advance. After each event in 2015 the new site will also play host to the results, and images taken on the day.” 

Jonathan Yates, Chief Executive of Pennine West CAB, says: “We are excited at the prospect of an Oldham Triathlon and want to contribute to its success, to ensure it’s the first of many. There has been a Citizens Advice service in Oldham since 1939, making 2015 its 75th anniversary. As a charity that relies on the people of Oldham for donations and as volunteers, the Triathlon with help raise the public awareness of our charity status and hopefully inspire people to fundraise for us and give their time to work within our team.” 

If you’re interested in taking part in the Milltown Sprint Triathlon as an individual, or in a team, visit www.milltownraces.co.uk to sign up and get your 20% discount. Prizes and medals are given at all Milltown Races and special awards will be given for runners completing all events in the 2015 Series.

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