The inaugural Para Tri attracted 300 participants, with ages ranging from 3 to 68. Of these, most had never done anything like it before, and 94% rated the event as Excellent (the other 6% as Good).
But beyond the success of the day, it represented a turning point for disabled participants in the UK. It provided an online focus for a community. In July and August it had over 1000 Twitter mentions, impressions of over 13,000 and nearly 13,000 profile visits, many of these driven by the 11 30-minute TV slots the event secured across Channel 4, Sky Sports and British Eurosport.
Perhaps most important of all is the impact the event has had on disabled sport in the UK: as a direct result of Para Tri, British Triathlon has rewritten the rules of non-elite participation in paratriathlon.