2016 Strathclyde ITU World Paratriathlon

Strathclyde Park is the venue for the penultimate round of the 2016 ITU World Paratriathlon Event series, where over 60 of the world’s best Paratriathletes will compete this afternoon ahead of the sport’s debut at the Rio Paralympics in September.

Spectators are guaranteed some incredible racing within the scenic grounds of Strathclyde Country Park in North Lanarkshire as international elite athletes compete for qualification points and undertake their final preparations ahead of the Paralympics.  Strathclyde Park has become the iconic home of triathlon in Scotland after the success of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Having received a Silver Medal at ITU World Paratriathlon event in South Africa, Phil Hogg will be hoping to continue his run of success; and in the women’s field, Lauren Steadman, former Paratriathlon Champion, is one to watch out for.  Having both qualified for Rio, these athletes will be using this as vital race preparation ahead of the main event in Rio at the end of the summer.

All the races at the 2016 Strathclyde ITU World Paratriathlon Event will take place in the stunning park surroundings, with a multi-lap run format, making it a great event for spectators to enjoy.

Best vantage points:

The best area to watch the action will be by the transition area, in front of the watersports centre.  Here, you will see the athletes complete the swim, transition onto the bike and race four laps of the bike course.  You will then see them come back in and complete four laps of the run course.

Race timings:

13:20 Paratriathlon Athlete Presentation
13:30 Race Start PT4 Women and Men
13:31 Race Start PT5 B1 Women and Men
13:33:18 Race Start PT5 B2/3 Men
13:33:48 Race Start PT5 B2/3 Women
13:37 Race Start PT2-3 Women and Men
14:01 Race Start PT1 Women and Men
16:30 Ceremonies

Start lists for each race can be found on the triathlon.org website.

Race action starts from 1.30pm after the presentations at 1.20pm.

Admission is free for all spectators.