The USN Nutrition Centre as seen at Dorney Lake

We have been working hard behind the scenes to get the Top Barn Triathlons ready for 2012 and it goes live TONIGHT at 6pm, at (search for ‘Worcester’).

We have booked the Top Barn Activity Centre for Sunday 24th June 2012 and we have exclusive use of the facilities for the afternoon before and the morning of the race. We will be working closely with the Centre to make sure the race runs as smoothly as possible and we get the most out of their considerable facilities. We have also secured the venue for another 3 years, ensuring this very popular race stays firmly on the race calendar for years to come.

We are also very excited to announce that USN (Ultimate Sports Nutrition) – an international brand offering energy, endurance and nutrition products will be supporting the race in 2012. They will have a team of staff and their branded mobile education centre on site (as seen in the photo above) to provide advice during the event and will also help out with goodie bags and water stations. They may even bring some of their USN sponsored athletes to compete in the race!

We are also talking to Scimitar Sports Clothing about supplying the event t-shirts again and XTERRA wetsuits about further sponsorship and will hope to update you on these soon.

We are keeping the course the same as previous years, subject to approval from the council highways and police departments so the course will be there to test yourself against the recent race winners and your own previous personal bests! Given the success of recent years the committee have also agreed that we can make the race slightly larger so we will be requesting permission for 375-400 entries for 2012. This might mean we will need more marshalling help from the Worcester Tri Club members but given this race is our biggest, most prestigious and most complicated to organise hopefully they will agree that it is well worth being a part of!

We will also be offering an early-bird discount  of £5 for anyone who enters the race before 15th January 2012.

We will update you when the race goes live, look out for us in 220 Magazine and follow us on Twitter @Top_Barn_Tri.

More to come soon, enjoy your training!

Gav Vickers, Race Director, Top Barn Triathlons