|Race||Great Yarmouth Triathlon|
|Date||Sunday 26th Sept|
|Options||Triathlon, Aquabike & Relay|
Sprint - 750m / 21km / 5km
Standard - 1500m / 38km / 10km
Challenge - 2250m / 62km / 15km
Pack up your bucket and spade as well as your swim, bike and run gear for this inaugural running of the event that is destined to become one of the most popular triathlons on the East coast of Britain.
You have the choice of three events with a Sprint, Standard and Challenge distance on offer. All the events will begin with a beach start and sea swim, before heading North along the seafront on the bike leg. The cycle will then head inland to ride round the surrounding countryside before returning to to the seafront for a multi-lap run leg on the promenade, ideal for the support of cheering spectators.
The event distances are as follows:
Sprint event features a 750m swim, 21km bike and a 5km run.
Standard event features a 2-lap 1500m swim, 38km bike and a 10km run.
Challenge event features a 3-lap 2250m swim, 62km bike and a 15km run.
The Challenge distance event also features an Aquabike (swim-bike only) and a Team Relay (one person per discipline) option.
Please note that the swim is in the sea and will be more challenging than a typical open water or pool swim. Wetsuits are not compulsory but are recommended subject to British Triathlon temperature restrictions, though the sea at Great Yarmouth is unlikely to exceed the maximum temperature allowed for wetsuits.
The unique swim format will include an Australian-style swim exit after each lap. The race will start with the Challenge distance athletes and as the race leader completes one lap, the Standard distance athletes will enter the water. After the leader’s completion of the next lap the Sprint distance athletes will join in the swim.