Denbighshire Triathlon Club aka Ruthin TriStars are proud to hold the Bronze status for disability insport.
Having recently achieved insport club ribbon level, which recognises the clubs level of commitment to inclusion, the team have been working hard towards the Bronze award and are now pleased to have been recognised for our hard work with this fantastic achievement.
Paratriathlon made its Paralympic Games debut at Rio 2016, after a period of rapid growth on an international level.
The sport is competed over triathlon’s ‘sprint’ distance:
- 750m swim
- 20km bike
- 5km run / push
There are currently five competition categories in Paratriathlon:
PT1 – Wheelchair users.
PT2 – Ambulant athletes with greatest level of physical impairment
PT3 – Ambulant athletes with moderate level of physical impairment
PT4 – Ambulant athletes with lower level of physical impairment
PT5 – Total or Partial visual Impairment (IBSA/IPC defined sub-classes B1, B2, and B3)
These categories allow for most areas of physical impairment to compete at an international level but on a participation level anyone can get involved with a club and try the sport, including those with learning difficulties and deafness. Triathlon is a sport which encourages participation and the achievement of each individual’s personal challenges, be that to win a paralympic gold medal or to complete a super-sprint triathlon.
Adam Millichip Foundation
The Adam Millichip Foundation supports disabled people into sports by providing financial grants with the aim of improving the quality of their life. For details on grants and support please visit http://www.adammillichipfoundation.org/