TRIATHLON

Phuket Ready to Host 24th Laguna Phuket Triathlon This November

By Suratwadee P

Today (13 September) at a “Phuket Governor Meet Press” session, hosted by Phuket Governor Norapat Plodthong at Phuket City Hall, the progress of 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon (LPT) organization, this year comprising an inaugural LPT Charity Fun Run on Saturday 18 November and 24th annual LPT on Sunday 19 November, was previewed by government officials as well as members of the press.

The race, comprising 1.8Km swim, 50Km bike and 12K run in Asia’s premier destination resort “Laguna Phuket” area as well as various scenic locations in Thalang District of Phuket Island, is scheduled this year for Sunday 19 November, and once again to be participated by thousands of athletes and spectators from around the world.

Celebrating Laguna Phuket’s 30th anniversary, this year’s LPT will also include an inaugural “Laguna Phuket Tri Charity Fun Run”. Scheduled for Saturday 18 November to feature 5Km and 10Km runs for everyone in the family, the Charity Fun Run aims at raising funds for its charity partner “Kao Project”. Interested triathletes and fun runners are encouraged to register for both “24th LPT” and “1st LPT Charity Fun Run” on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October at Central Festival Phuket or online at www.LagunaPhuketTri.com

The enduring appeal and unique race distance of Laguna Phuket Triathlon attract entries from leading international pro athlete personalities, as well as age groupers worldwide. Weeks leading to the race, once again, see athletes and visitors descend to Phuket island to train, practice on course and take interval rest to get ready for the race on Sunday 19 November which is expected to be exciting. With athlete’s followers and supporters also traveling to Phuket, the race is expected to generate more than 74 million baht spending in tourism segment for the island

“I am pleased that 2017 Laguna Phuket Triathlon will once again attract athletes from around the world to Phuket Province,” said Prapa Hemmin, Event Director, represented Laguna Phuket at the press session, “We are expecting more than 1,200 athletes to join the race this year, plus another 1,000 to participate in the Charity Fun Run on Saturday 18 November. Registration opens for both events at www.lagunaphukettri.com until 13 November,” she concluded.

Like every year, Laguna Phuket will also be fundraising for Laguna Phuket Foundation during LPT. Athletes booking their slots in Laguna Phuket’s sports events are being asked to raise funds through donations and sponsorships for the resort’s long established “Laguna Phuket Foundation” to operate its various charitable programmes such as Community Learning Centre, Mobile Learning Centre, Seedlings Phuket Social-Enterprise Restaurant, Children First Fund and etc. Athletes can make donations via online event registration and at the donation booth at the event.

For more info, visit www.lagunaphukettri.com or Facebook @LagunaPhuketTri
CYCLING
Versatile Buchanan banks more honours and heads back to the track
Fresh from winning her ninth national title on the road, season professional Rushlee Buchannan has quickly turned her attentions back to the track as she prepares for the UCI Oceania Championships that start in Cambridge on Monday.
Friday, 17 November 2017
CYCLING
Israel Cycling Academy Launches World's Most Diverse Team
Cyclists from 16 countries and five continents, including Turkey’s national champion, made Peres Center “Ambassadors for Peace”   ICA’s 2018 roster, comprising Jewish, Christian and Muslim riders, is aiming to compete in world’s biggest races, including the 2018 Giro d’Italia which begins in Israel.
Friday, 17 November 2017
CYCLING
The Kiwi Cyclists Guide to Life
The Kiwi Cyclist’s Guide to Life is a collection of inspiring stories about the lives and cycling adventures of a broad range of Kiwis from all around New Zealand.
Friday, 17 November 2017
CYCLING
Cycling New Zealand administrators gain places at UCI head table
Cycling New Zealand Chairman Tony Mitchell heads a record number of Kiwi administrators who have been elected to key UCI commissions and bodies following the recent annual congress of the sport’s ruling body.
Thursday, 16 November 2017
CYCLING
World Champions head across Tasman for Oceania Track Cycling showdown
The Australian track cycling team will unleash a strong combination of world champions and world medallists at the Oceania Championships starting in Cambridge on Monday.
Thursday, 16 November 2017

News Index »