Road closures for borough sporting extravaganza

MORE than 300 competitors will battle it out for the 2011 title in the Erewash Triathlon in Long Eaton on Sunday.

Wilsthorpe Road will be closed from 7am to 1pm between Wilsthorpe Island and West Park Leisure Centre. Diversions will be in place along Derby Road and Tamworth Road. The car park will not be open until after 1pm.

The popular Triathlon is a celebration of health and fitness featuring a 400m pool swim, a 5km run and a 10-mile bike ride around Erewash

This year’s male and female winners will gain automatic entry into the international Frankfurt City Triathlon in 2012. There are staggered starts for the competitors from 7am.

On Saturday there will be the first ever Erewash Junior Triathlon, which gets underway at 1pm.

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