Wrecsam Tri was formed in 1995 when a small group of enthusiasts started meeting at Gwyn Evans Sports Centre in Wrexham, North Wales.

In the years between 1998 and 1999 the club decided to step up a gear and organise a major race.

In 1999 Julian Hunter, decided to grab the ‘jewel in the crown’ for triathlon by running their first Olympic distance race at Bala, immediately attracting a field of 250, anxious to enjoy the beauty and challenge of this part of Snowdonia National Park. Within two years race numbers had swelled to 800 when the race was selected as a World Championships Qualifier. This was followed by a classic and popular Middle Distance event, again based at Bala.

From the very first Bala race the club decided that a major part of the proceeds would go to charity and chose different charities each year. In 2003 British Triathlon chose Aspire as their supported charity. This coincided with Julian Hunter and a number of club members racing in Lanzarote and watching a group of para triathletes, including Paula Craig, take on the extremely tough terrain of the Lanzarote Volcano Triathlon. This is a course that wears down even the fittest of people! Reflecting back on the race, they realised how lucky they were to be in good health and how incredible the para triathletes were taking on these challenges with their various disabilities.

The club immediately agreed that they would support Aspire and have done so every year since 2003.  Their donations have now reached a staggering £45,000!

Club President, Julian Hunter, says "It is so rewarding to be able to raise money for Aspire through our triathlons, helping them to support people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury."

For more information about the Club, visit the website http://www.wrecsamtri.org.uk/