Virgin Active Health Clubs London Triathlon
Until Sun Jul 28
© Romilly Lockyer
Time Out says
Fri Jul 5 2013
True, there's nothing stopping you from sitting on your arse all weekend. But how about conquering something more challenging than an Inbetweeners boxset? Something like the world's largest triathlon, say?
Spread over two days in late-July, the Virgin Active London Triathlon sees some 13,000 participants swim, cycle and run in and around the Excel Centre for a chance at eternal glory – or a heart attack, whichever comes first. This being a Virgin-sponsored event, participants include a number of recognisable faces: Team GB Olympic gold medalists, presenter Zoe Hardman, former Spice Girl Melanie C, and so on. Still not convinced? Us neither. Probably better to just rock up and watch for free.