local traditions - the Rossendale Triathlon

10 year old this year, the Rossendale triathlon begins and finishes at Marl Pits and the run comes straight down Edge Lane. It is usually held towards the end of May or early June.

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It comprises:
400 m swim (pool)
21k cycle (hilly!)
5k run, (three loops of a circuit)
The record was set by Carl Shaw in 2010 at 1:00:53.

The run circuit is based almost exactly on the perimeter of the old Springhill Farm lands. Its interesting how former boundaries re-emerge in a new context.

It is not an easy route:


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