TRIATHLON: Still time to join Rugby’s race in Daventry

Keith Edwards completes seven London Triathlons in a weekend
Keith Edwards completes seven London Triathlons in a weekend
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Magnificent Seven challenge for triathlete

Going above and beyond to raise money for his chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, Keith Edwards (PICTURED) took on the mammoth task of completing seven triathlons at the London event over the course of the weekend, a massive distance of 7.9km swimming, 210km cycling and 52.2km running.


Sunday, August 31st will see the return to Daventry of the highly successful Daventry Sprint Triathlon. A colourful event which, this year, is open to 350 novices and experienced triathletes alike.

With just under four weeks to go, race places have been snapped up for this event organised by Rugby Triathlon Club. Race Director Garry Haynes said: “It’s brilliant that so many have signed up for the race already and even better that they are a mix of men and women and expert and novice. We have increased the number of entry places this year so all we need to add is great local support to make the competitors’ day.”

Councillor Alan Hills, Daventry District Council’s Community, Culture & Leisure Portfolio Holder said: “Each year this event gets bigger and bigger and it’s so wonderful to see so many people from the community getting behind it. Last year we had a local Daventry resident winning the men’s race so I’m hoping that the district makes it a double this year!”

The Daventry Sprint Triathlon is open to individuals or relay teams over the age of 15. It costs £35 for an individual entry and £50 for a relay team. The race is being held in support of Rugby Triathlon Club’s two charities: The Hoskyn Centre for the Disabled in Rugby and JDRF (the type 1 diabetes charity). The race will start with a 400m swim at Daventry Leisure Centre, followed by a 20km bike ride through the surrounding countryside and finally a 5km run around Daventry Country Park with the finishing line right in front of the district council offices in Lodge Road.

To enter the race or for more information go to or the Daventry Triathlon Official Race Facebook Page.

If you are interested in taking part in triathlon, more information concerning Rugby Triathlon Club’s adult and junior sections can be found at