Entry Is Open For East Anglia's Toughest Off-Road Triathlon 2013




The Tear Jerker comprises a 750 metre swim in Elveden's reservoir, followed by a 25km mountain bike ride across farm and woodland tracks, finishing with a 5km run through forest and heathland.

The event is named the Tear Jerker to reflect both the gruelling nature of the course and Elveden's position as a leading onion grower. Race organiser, Ruth Lawrence, explains,

"The Tear Jerker is a unique opportunity for athletes in the region to challenge themselves to a demanding off-road race through the private farmland, forestry and heathlands at Elveden. Located in the heart of Breckland, the area is known for its sandy, uneven terrain which makes for a testing course"

East Anglian Air Ambulance has been chosen as the Tear Jerker Triathlon's charity partner, with money raised from sponsorship going direct to the cause.

2013 will be the second year for the race, with places available for up to 200 athletes. More than 25 athletes have already signed up, with many re-entries from 2012 competitors. Early entry is encouraged to guarantee a place, as interest is high. For those that want to give Triathlon a go without taking on all three disciplines, there are team entries also available.

The Tear Jerker is part of the Scott Tri Series of events, which allows participants to compete in seven races across the UK, with the aim of deciding the British Off-Road Champion.

The Tear Jerker also has the support of local government and is proud to support Suffolk's initiative to become the UK's "Most Active County."

Athletes can enter online at www.thetearjerker.co.uk and can also enter the series at www.xtriseries.co.uk

Further information about Elveden can also be found at www.elveden.com.

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