Island Races - Mersea Island - Middle Distance Triathlon (Sea Swim)
04 Jun 17
Island Races is held on Mersea Island. The Island is situated on the Blackwater Estuary on the East Coast of England in Essex, approximately 8 miles from the nearest town Colchester and 60 miles from London. Mersea is a beautiful Island surrounded by stunning beaches, coastal paths, cliffs and marshland spoiled with wildlife. East Mersea boasts the Cudmore Grove Country Park that teems with wildlife, in particular migrating birds. It is also famous for its eroding cliffs that have been known to expose both bear and mammoth fossils. West Mersea is the bigger of the two villages and is also the hub of the sailing and fishing communities. There are creeks littered with moored yachts and fishing boats and the surrounding marshland is protected for its populations of birds and occasional seals.
The swim starts with a dive/jump off the floating pontoon jetty, situated in the heart of the fishing and sailing waterfront. Competitors then swim 1.9km along the coast through the moorings beyond the iconic houseboats and along the beach to the transition on Lower Kingsland Road. The Cycle leads competitors off the island to complete two 45km laps before heading back to take on the unique half marathon run. The Run has the competitors off road circumnavigating the entire island. This will be a unique way to finish a middle distance triathlon. Competitors will run on seawall and beach finishing on the beach back at the transition area.
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Total Places: 100
Places Available: ??
*Discounted for members of any of TE TS WT
For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge