Motgomery Canal Marathon Triathlon poster 2024

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The 2024 Montgomery Canal Triathlon on 18th May 2024 will be the 12th – one of the biggest events to take place on or near the canal.

The Triathlon is organised by the Friends of the Montgomery Canal and is supported by the Canal & River Trust in aid of the restoration of the Montgomery Canal. It is one of the most popular cross border events, starting in Newtown in Wales and ending in Shropshire.

This is an endurance event – not a race – and entrants can choose to do the whole course or only one or two sections, making it a great day out for families with children, groups of friends, experienced triathletes and those who enjoy just a communal bike ride, paddle or walk.  All entrants who complete a section receive a commemorative medallion made from local slate.

This annual event has had several formats since it started in 2012.  Recently, it has been a special ‘marathon’ length of about 27 miles, owing to restoration works on the canal – and, after a brief change in 2023, it will again be 27 miles in 2024.

The Triathlon starts at Open Newtown’s riverside venue in Newtown for the 12½ mile cycling section to near Belan.  It will include road crossings at three blockages on the A483 and two at minor roads where bridges were demolished after the canal’s 1944 abandonment.

Then there will be 5 miles by canoe to Pool Quay, through Welshpool Town lock and Pool Quay lock, followed by 9½ miles on foot to the finish at Crickheath (with two more road crossings at blockages on the A483 and two at minor roads).  As in 2022, the finish will be at Schoolhouse Bridge, now successfully reinstated with volunteer funding – an amazing achievement which entrants will be able to see for themselves!

Bookings are due to open in mid February but the event will be subject to any restrictions which may be in force.  If you would like to be on the waiting list for contact once entries are being taken, please let us know at: triathlon@themontgomerycanal.org.uk

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Montgomery Canal Triathlon 2024

Type:Sporting Event

Newtown - Morton, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2NH

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