Next month's Super League Triathlon Jersey cancelled

130820 - Ollie Turner competing at Super League Triathlon, Jersey - Credit: Super League Triathlon
Jersey's Ollie Turner competing at Super League Triathlon Jersey in 2019. Credit: Super League Triathlon

Next month's Super League Triathlon event in Jersey has been cancelled due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, organisers have confirmed.

The high-profile event, which has been bringing world-class sport to the island since 2017, was due to be held on St Helier's Waterfront on 19-20 September.

Its cancellation follows Jersey's move to level one of its exit from lockdown, which still limits the number of spectators at sporting events to 40.

Both SLT and Jersey's Government, which backs the event with a grant of £250,000 annually, say plans are in place for it to return to the island next year.

In place of this year's event, SLT have launched a community challenge which could see sponsors RBC pledge £20,000 to Mind Jersey.

They are asking islanders to collectively swim, run, and cycle 20,000 kilometres between 1 September and 20 September to secure the donation.

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SLT is a relatively new player on the global triathlon scene, bringing the world's very best athletes together to race in innovative formats.

It is due to return to Jersey annually until at least 2024 after Jersey's Government agreed long-term hosting rights.