Olympic Legend Comes to Sherborne After Town Invite

POWERMAN UK in Dorset on May 11th 2014 will welcome local, national and international athletes and also Olympic Legend and double gold medalist, Dame Kelly Holmes, thanks to the people of Sherborne.

Dame Kelly was approached by Vineyards Wine Shop of Sherborne through twitter about taking part and through hard work and gentle persuasion she agreed. She is raising money for her DKH Legacy Trust, which was set up on the eve of the Beijing Olympics to mentor and support young people through personal development programmes across the country.

Richard Wallace, Race Director of POWERMAN UK comments “It is incredible to have Dame Kelly Holmes racing and it is great that it was the people of Sherborne who persuaded her. When events are being lost due to poor public support, the fact that Sherborne from the Town Council, to the local businesses to the people we meet every day are so supportive is incredible. This overwhelming support can only help the athletes on race day.”

POWERMAN is the global leader in Duathlon and is in its 2nd year at Sherborne. POWERMAN UK is a qualifier for the World Championships in Zofingen Switzerland. The race is organised by local company Events Crew from their base in Henstridge.

Brent Mitchell, Director of Events Crew comments “I was born and raised in Sherborne, so to be able to bring an event like this to the town has been great. Sherborne proves not only a wonderful host venue, but by attracting Dame Kelly Holmes, they are an active and integral part of the event.”

About the Event

POWERMAN UK takes place in Dorset, with the event based in the historic town of Sherborne. The run course heads into the heart of the town, with competitors passing some of is most notable buildings and monuments, including the impressive Sherborne Abbey, built in 705 AD.

The bike course features a picturesque loop of the Dorset countryside, the route including the popular climb at Lyons Gate and the breathtaking descent of Revels Hill. The route - which follows a well-proven course that was previously used for other internationally recognised endurance events - also provides competitors with fast flat sections, technical turns and an excellent road surface.

This year’s UK event is split into three different distances, allowing a wide cross-section of competitors to take part, whatever their level of performance:

Sprint Distance (5km run, 30km bike, 5km run) Aimed at the recreational participant, the Sprint event is ideal for runners and cyclists who have recently begun their fitness journey. It’s also an achievable distance for charity and fun runners.

Classic Distance (10km run, 60 km bike, 10 km run) This established distance is for regular duathlon competitors and the recreational entrant who feel they need to challenge themselves a little bit more.

Long Distance (10km run, 120 km bike, 20km run) The long distance is designed for those who really want to push the boundaries of endurance. It’s also ideal for anyone who is preparing to take part in multi-discipline events during the forthcoming season.

POWERMAN UK is a World Championship Qualifier for the POWERMAN Championships 2014, which are held in Zofingen, Switzerland, this association endorsing POWERMAN as a truly global brand.


Events Crew are a Henstridge based Logistics, Equipment Supply and Event Management Company. Formed in 2003, Events Crew have worked on some of the largest multi-sport events in the UK and continue to be the number one provider in this field.

Events Crew also work closely with local events in the area and provide a service to large major events such as the Great Dorset Steam Fair, but also to smaller events looking for a hassle free service.


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For more information and to enter the event, visit www.POWERMANUK.com

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