More than 300 people have already entered this summer’s Jenson Button Trust Triathlon which will be held for the third consecutive year in Derby on Sunday July 23.
Bondholder HUUB, who are responsible for the event coming to Derby, report that the largest number who have already signed up are triathlon beginners.
They will complete alongside Formula 1 McLaren Honda racing driver Jenson Button, as well as seasoned and elite athletes on the day.
Race Director Claire Duffin said: “We have half the places filled so far with more than two months to go before entries close so we are delighted with the response – particularly from people who doing their first triathlon with us.
“Feedback from people entering JBTT as their first triathlon is that the shorter distances and the opportunity to race twice give them the best chance of gaining experience in this, the world’s fastest growing sport."