A CANCER charity is holding its first ever sprint triathlon.

CancerCare, which has a centre in Kendal’s Blackhall Road, is holding the sporting challenge at Kendal Leisure Centre on Sunday, July 17. 

The event features a 400m pool swim, 18km bike ride and 5km off road run.

Organisers of the event said it is suitable for beginners and all competitors will be chip timed and will receive a commemorative medal. 

For details visit cancercare.org.uk/news-and-events