Could you have a hidden talent for triathlons?

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THE governing body for triathlon events is giving people the chance to have a go at the running, swimming and cycling challenge.

Triathlon England’s new low-cost and short-distance triathlon events and training programme, GO TRI, is taking place at Hilsea Lido next weekend.

There are 40 novice events taking place all across England, meaning up to 1,000 new triathletes can take part.

The GO TRI 1000 events are manageable distances, starting with a 100m swim, 2.5k bike and 1k run.

The weekend is also a chance for participants to be introduced to duathlons, which include a run and a cycle, and aquathlons which are swimming and running.

Rob Bishop is Triathlon England’s GO TRI events manager.

He said: ‘The support for our GO TRI 1000 weekend from the public and event organisers has been fantastic and we are looking forward to a great weekend in Portsmouth.

‘The event will see a huge influx of people entering our sport at the same time, so with just less than two weeks to go it’s not too late for wannabe triathletes to be part of this exciting weekend for triathlon.

‘Who knows, we could find the next Olympic champion at the Hilsea Lido.’

There is a £1,000 prize fund up for grabs, with four lucky winners receiving a £250 voucher to spend on triathlon kit and equipment.

With just less than a week to go, entrants can secure last minute places for the event by visiting