Tri Expo, which runs alongside Swim Expo, Bike Expo and Run Expo, on 18-20 March 2016 at EventCity in Manchester, is being positioned as a festival of triathlon. The consumer expo features… ‘the latest gear and equipment on the market, live coaching demos and seminars, indoor racing, celebrity guest appearances, exclusive show offers and giveaways, and much more.’
The show organiser, Hamerville Media Group, hopes to deliver a show to cater for all abilities. In 2016, the expo will once again feature a busy schedule of interactive coaching seminars, enabling visitors to learn from some of the best coaches in the business. At the 2016 event, Clif Bar will be presenting a seminar on sports nutrition, which ‘promises to be a great source of information for triathletes of all abilities.’
The main stage at 2016’s event will again be hosted by Mark Foster, former World Champion swimmer turned TV commentator. Mark will be sharing his wealth of knowledge and introducing special guests, including IRONMAN athlete Joe Skipper, World Duathlon Bronze Medallist Mark Buckingham and 2012 Olympian, Lucy Hall.
The organizers add that, ‘Perhaps the most exciting addition to the 2016 expo is an indoor 800m racing track, which will play host to a series of cycling and running races throughout the three-day event.’
The programme of bike racing includes an elite race, men’s cat 1-3, corporate challenges, and a junior race; while the running event, in association with Events of the North (a company run by Steve Cram), will see ‘thousands of runners take on the iconic one mile distance on the track which snakes around the Expo halls.’
A release from Hamerville notes that the 2016 show looks set to be ‘bigger and better than ever before, with a larger audience than last year expected, as well as an increase in the number of local club athletes.’ Hamerville adds that the addition of the indoor track and racing events will ‘ensure an even larger captive audience of discerning triathletes, cyclists and runners.’