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Powerman Duathlon is coming back to the UK | Irish Triathlon – Your …

The long distance duathlon series POWERMAN is making a return to the UK, on Sunday 11th August 2013 at the former Ironman UK venue of Sherborne in Dorest. The official line from the organisers including news that the 10k / 60k / 10k event will also have a long course option of 10k / 120k / 20k too. POWERMAN, the global duathlon brand is heading to Sherborne on August 11th 2013 for the debut of POWERMAN UK Sherborne.

The event will be a World Championship Qualifier for the POWERMAN World Championships 2013 in Zofingen Switzerland POWERMAN UK is a duathlon event, comprising of a 10km run followed by a 60km bike and ending with another 10km run. A long course option will be available which will consists of a 10km run-120km bike and a 20km run. Both events will run alongside each other starting and finishing in Cheap Street Sherborne.

The race will start and finish in Cheap Street with a lapped course taking in some of the historic sights of the town including Sherbone Abbey, built in 705 AD. The bike course will be a return to familiar territory and bring back lots of memories as athletes will race a scenic loop of Dorset including the popular climb at Lyons gate. Richard Wallace, former IRONMAN UK Race Director will be the overseeing the new race and hopes that athletes will enjoy the return to Dorset: Sherborne has been a welcoming home for multisport in the past and we hope that will continue to be the case.

POWERMAN is a new event for the area, but one that we feel will be quickly embraced by the local population and we look forward to their continuing support over the coming years. John Raadschelders, President of the International POWERMAN Association comments POWERMAN is the global leader in Duathlon and we are looking to forward to becoming a part of the proud history of Sherborne. I have been amazed by the beauty, passion and pride of the town.

The organisers are hugely experienced at International sporting events and being local they will make this one of the best races on the POWERMAN Global circuit. Peter Rhodes, Mayor of Sherborne comments We are looking forward to the arrival of POWERMAN in Sherborne. Sherborne has been a proud supporter of multi-sport events over the years and we look forward to welcoming the international and pro athletes to this wonderful town.

Brent Mitchell, Director of successful event logistics supplier Events Crew, is a local man and is proud to bring this event to the town. I was born and raised in Sherborne and have always lived locally. Sherborne has a proud of history of supporting sport and we hope the town will embrace this event that is at the heart of the local community .

Events Crew, will be providing all the Logistics and Management for the event from their base in Henstridge, Brent continues, We support many local events including the Great Dorset Steam Fair and Pack Monday Fair, as well as being the driving force behind Sherborne Castle Fireworks. We have also supported many international multi-sport events since 2003 in the UK and Ireland. This is a great event for us and allows us to showcase some of the many services that we offer.

Entries will open very soon and the organisers are expecting a great response to this popular venue.

For more details, please visit www.POWERMANUK.com, or visit us on twitter @POWERMANUK or via facebook.

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