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West Suffolk Triathlon

23 Sep 18

 

The West Suffolk Triathlon is a well-established annual sprint triathlon race hosted by the West Suffolk Wheelers at the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket. The race is open to everyone: with the pool-based swim and good facilities available it is an ideal event for beginners; whilst the fast course makes it the perfect end-of-season event for experienced triathletes. The West Suffolk Triathlon will be the final race of the 2018 East Region League

Race Format

The event comprises of a 300m pool swim, 18km bike ride and 5km run.

Swimmers undertake the 300m swim, starting at half-minute intervals, swimming up and down each lane, and then moving under the lane ropes into the next lane. Swimmers are seeded according to their stated swim time so it is important to be as accurate as you can with this detail. It will be possible to amend this time nearer the event.

The bike section is an undulating country route and a map of the bike course can be found here. There is also a video of the bike course on Youtube.

Please note the run course for the 2018 event is currently under review and will be different to previous years due to housing development works in the Chilton Fields area. We will announce our 2018 run course as soon as possible and well in advance of the event.

Results & Prizes

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Race Timing Solutions who will be providing chip timing for our 2018 event. Results will be available on the day for participants & spectators and via our club's website.

All finishers will receive a finishing medal. Trophies will be awarded for:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall male;
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall female and;
  • 1st place in each of the male and female age group categories.

Facilities & Parking

Changing, shower & WC facilities will be available at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre. The leisure centre has a great cafe on site, located next to the swimming pool, which will be open throughout the event from 08:30.

Car parking will be available at the nearby Stowmarket High School and the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre car parks on Gainsborough Road, Stowmarket, IP14 1LH. There will be marshals to guide you as to where to park.

Entries & Refunds

Event entry can be purchased here on the Entry Central website for £37, less £5 for Triathlon England or equivalent membership.

Refunds will be given less £5 up to 31st August 2018. No refunds after 1st September. 

Ages & Eligibility

The triathlon is open to all abilities of competitors aged 14 and over (based on the competitor being at least 15 years old at the end of this year (31/12/2018) and therefore must be born on or earlier than 31/12/2003). Any participants under the age of 18 must have parental consent to take part.

Further Details

More detailed information will be available nearer the event and will be posted to our club website and Facebook page.

 

Organiser
Sam Jackson

07979277060

Dates and Status

Date: 23/09/2018

Status: Open

Total Places: 250

Places Available: ??

Prices
UntilDiscounted*Standard
17 Sep 2018£32.00£37.00

*Discounted for members of any of TE WT TS

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Event Address
Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre, Gainsborough Road, Stowmarket, Suffolk,IP14 1LH.

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