Brownlee Tri set for switch to Harewood House

21st September 2013'Brownlee Tri at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal.'Pictured Alistair and Jonny Brownlee at the finish line'Pictuire by Gerard Binks
21st September 2013'Brownlee Tri at Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal.'Pictured Alistair and Jonny Brownlee at the finish line'Pictuire by Gerard Binks

This year’s Brownlee Tri North will take place on Sunday September 21, hosted by Harewood House near Leeds.

Sitting in the heart of Yorkshire, close to where the brothers grew up and now live, Harewood provides not only a stunning setting, but the opportunity for entrants to ride the same roads that the Tour de France will race earlier in the summer.

The venue will host both sprint and super-sprint triathlon distances for individuals, as well as having a youth and junior super-sprint challenge, and a sprint relay for teams.

There will be plenty for spectators and supporters to enjoy, with a full entertainment programme set to ensure a fun day out.”

2012 World Champion and Olympic bronze medallist, Jonny Brownlee said: “To be able to bring a triathlon to Yorkshire last year was a dream come true for us, and to be able to return this year with an event set to be even bigger and better is so exciting.

“Harewood has been a training ground for us for years now, so I have no doubt that it will be a fantastic place to host our Brownlee Tri North.”

David Lascelles, Earl of Harewood said: “I’m delighted Jonny and Alistair Brownlee are coming to Harewood for the Brownlee Tri. People have swum in the lake, run and cycled round the Estate before, but I’d be pretty sure that they’ve never done it as fast as the Brownlees!

“This is a first for us, but not for them, they’ve trained here for many years. I hope everyone enjoys the day, a great challenge for the competitors and a wonderful way for spectators to enjoy Harewood.”

Last year’s event sold out, so make sure you register early to avoid disappointment. For more information about the events, explore the website and our FAQs and look out for updates through Twitter @Brownleetri orwww.facebook.com/brownleetriathlon