Bassetlaw Sprint Triathlon event is cancelled

The Bassetlaw Sprint Triathlon, traditionally held on the first weekend of August and run by the Bassetlaw Triathlon Club has become yet another sporting event to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus.

Monday, 1st June 2020, 4:40 pm
Updated Monday, 1st June 2020, 4:40 pm
The planned 2020 Bassetlaw Sprint Triathlon will not take place this year.

The club event committee had been hopeful that the gradual easing of some of the National lockdown may allow the event to go ahead.

However, as British Triathlon, the National governing body for the sport have agreed that all triathlon events will be suspended until at least June 30th the difficult but sensible decision to cancel the local event was made.

Matan Duveen, the Bassetlaw Triathlon Events manager, said: “As everyone knows this year has been difficult on everyone.

“Many Triathlons, Cycling, Running, Swimming and other events have been cancelled.

“After much discussion it is with sadness that we have chosen to cancel the Bassetlaw Sprint Triathlon 2020.

“We understand that many will be disappointed with this as we are to, but we believe for the safety of everyone this is the best decision to make.

“All competitors who had registered and paid their entry fee will receive a full refund.”

Club chairman, Gary Sylvester said the correct decision had been made.

He added: “As a committee we firmly believe it is the correct and responsible decision to make when taking the many different factors into account. I trust you do agree with us that personal wellbeing and safety is the highest priority in the current uncertain climate.”

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