PowerMan Returns to Sherborne


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Powerman Returns to Sherborne!

Following on from a successful first year in 2013, POWERMAN UK will be returning to Sherborne in 2014. The race date will be Sunday May 11th and athletes will once again have the chance to race over the standard or the long distance courses.

POWERMAN UK will be a World Championship Qualifier for the POWERMAN World Championships 2014 in Zofingen Switzerland.

POWERMAN is a duathlon event consisting of a Run-Bike-Run. The standard distance race comprises of a 10km run followed by a 60km bike and ending with another 10km run. The Long Course Race will offer the athletes the chance to do a 10km Run – 120km bike and finishing with a 20k Run. Organisers are also planning to introduce a shorter sprint race and a POWERkids event.

POWERMAN UK will be based around the Terrace Playing Fields in Sherborne. The Run Course will see the athletes head into Sherborne for a lapped course taking in some of the historic sights of the town including Sherborne Abbey, built in 705 AD. The bike course will be a return to familiar territory and bring back lots of memories as athletes will race a scenic loop of Dorset including the popular climb at Lyons gate.

Richard Wallace, former IRONMAN UK Race Director will be the once again be overseeing the race and hopes that athletes will enjoy the return to Dorset: “Last year proved that the athletes and the local population still have a huge appetite for multi-sport events in Dorset. We very much look forward to bringing POWERMAN back to Sherborne.”

John Raadschelders , President of the International POWERMAN Association comments “We are looking to build on the success last year in Sherborne. The town and the locals provided such a warm welcome for all the athletes that this race is already become a must do on the global calendar.”

POWERMAN UK will be organised by Events Crew, an event logistics and management company based in Henstridge in Somerset. They will be providing all the experience and equipment needed to put on an international sporting event. Brent Mitchell, Director of Events Crew and himself from Sherborne comments:  “We support many local events including the Great Dorset Steam Fair and Pac Monday Fair, as well as being the driving force behind the upcoming Sherborne Castle Fireworks on Saturday 9th November. We have also supported many international multi-sport events since 2003 in the UK and Ireland. This is a great event for us and allows us to showcase some of the many services that we offer.”

Entries will on the 2nd October and the organisers are expecting a great response to this popular venue. For more details, please visit www.POWERMANUK.com, or visit us on twitter @POWERMANUK or via Facebook. For more information on the POWERMAN world series visit  www.powerman.org


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