Olympian Brownlee brothers to compete in triathlon at Petworth House and Park

Olympic medallists Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee will be competing at the Macmillan Brownlee Tri South on Sunday 15 June in Petworth Park.

The pair will be taking part in the sprint relay, one of three triathlon disciplines to be held in and around the 700 acre National Trust deer park.

Brownlee brothers at Fountains Abbey, National Trust 2013

The first Brownlee Tri was held last year at the National Trust’s Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. The brothers set up their own series – The Brownlee Tri – as part of the legacy of London 2012 to encourage people of all ages to get involved in triathlons.

The event, held in Petworth Park, West Sussex will include sprint and super-sprint triathlon distance events for individuals. There will be youth, junior and adult categories, and a sprint relay, providing plenty of opportunities for both seasoned triathletes and newcomers to participate.

Brownlee Triathlon, National Trust

The swimming legs will take place in the ‘Capability’ Brown serpentine lake while the running and cycling will be on the many tracks and pathways of the deer park.

Rob Jackson, General Manager at Petworth says: “We are thrilled that Petworth has been chosen to host the Macmillan Brownlee Tri for the South of England and I am very much looking forward to the day itself.

Petworth House and lake, credit Martin Offer

Petworth House and lake, credit Martin Offer

“An event of this nature helps to keep alive centuries of sporting heritage within Petworth Park and is a wonderful showcase for the property, the town and the South Downs National Park. It’s going to be a great spectacle, and we’re hoping that thousands of visitors come to enjoy the competition in this glorious setting.”

There will be a programme of entertainment for spectators and a catering company on site to provide food and drinks.

To register visit www.macmillanbrownleetri.com.

 

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