Middle Distance - Sunday 18th September 2016
All three distances are on Sunday 18th September.
Race time starts are ( these are guides, the next race starts when all swimmers from the previous race have exited the water)
ALL ATHLETES HAVE TO ARRIVE FROM 6:30AM-8AM TO REGISTER. Full information will be released in the few weeks prior to race day, however it will follow the
Middle distance 8am
Standard Distance 8:45-9am
Sussex Triathlon is held at:
1900m Lake swim (2015 was 4 laps) , 80km Road Bike course - 4 laps and 20km Run ( 4 laps) - within the grounds of Ashburham Place
The standard course consists of a 4 x 20k loop, (20.3km exactly from transition). The first 12km is challenging with grinding climbs up to Woods Corner, before a fast decent through 6km of stunning Sussex lanes, then a final 400m climb bringing you back onto the North Trade Road which then back into Ashburnham Place. There is a water bottle drop and collect after each lap (20km) with either water or OTE carb drink.
The run course consists of a 4 x 5km loop within the ashburnham grounds, nearly all on solid trails around the grounds with a 800m grass section. There is one tough hill in the run, around 250m long and steep, which is becoming quite iconic! The run course may be altered slightly if weather conditions are very wet leading into race day. The run is ideal for spectators with many points to cheer your athletes on. As athletes run back through race HQ around transition, there is a well stocked feed station with everything you need to keep you fuelled and moving!
Please note that Ashburnham Place is a Christian Retreat and not open to general admission. We do ask you don't enter the grounds and run. Ashburnham Place have been very supportive letting us use this amazing location for the triathlon.
There are photos from the grounds of Ashburnham Place. Run Course Photos Here