We are counting down to the Eastbourne Triathlon, set to take place in front of the historic Grand Hotel on Saturday 3rd June 2017. Once again, the event has attracted hundreds of participants, from first timers, to professionals, Rio Olympians, Paralympians and from ages ranging from 16 to 81 years old.
We have an exciting announcement!
I can confirm that the Eastbourne Triathlon will have a partially closed-road course for the bike section in our 2017 event.
Pro triathlete Sam Wade is the latest to confirm he will be on the start line for the new Eastbourne Triathlon on the 3rd June 2017.
Wade is a sprint triathlon specialist and as such, becomes a huge shout for taking the title in what is shaping up to be a quality professional race that will take place alongside hundreds of other amateurs and first timers over the 600m sea swim, 20km road cycle and 5km run triathlon challenge.
At just 23, Sam Wade can boast the following achievements on his CV:
- 20-24 British Sprint Champion
- 3rd Elite at the 2013 British Championships
- Represented Team GB at BUCS and European Cup level
- 2nd at the Hever Castle Triathlon 2015
Wade will have his work cut out as the stunning scenery offers a challenging course, and fellow professional Karl Alexander has also confirmed his place with more expected to come. The women’s race will also feature Alice Hector, Parys Edwards and Yvette Grice.
Entries are still available for the 2017 event at www.eastbournetriathlon.com
Enter the Eastbourne Triathlon today
The Eastbourne Triathlon is being and is being organised by local sports marketing, PR and events company, Beyond Sport Marketing. Already tipped to be one of the ‘Must do events in 2017’ (220 Triathlon Magazine), the Eastbourne Triathlon promises to be an unmissable event whether you are a first timer or seasoned professional. As well as the triathlon, there are also options for competitors to enter an Aquabike event or as a relay team. The event is supporting the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards.
All competitors will receive an event t-shirt and memento, with prizes on offer for the top 3. The Eastbourne Triathlon will also offer a £1,000 prize purse should the event attract 300 or more entries.
You can find out more and enter the Eastbourne Triathlon online at www.eastbournetriathlon.com
There’s no escaping now – its almost here! The very first Eastbourne Tri: new to everyone regardless of whether this is your very first triathlon or one of many. How brilliant to be a part of it.
The last two weeks the theme of these posts has been about taking yourself to the race rather than letting it come to you. And here it is now, just two days away. So what to do with just a few days to go?
The week before a race you are in a taper or mini taper period meaning reduced training volume and maximized rest and recovery depending on your bigger goals. Many athletes use shorter distance races during volume training for the longer distance races.
The Brownlees’ book opens with Alistair and Jonny each describing how they felt the morning of their – now legendary – Olympic race. Despite all the pressure, all the hype and expectations, they both relay the same simple emotion: excitement!
Where did the time go? Maybe you feel like time stood still a few months ago while the race was far off. All of a sudden it’s speeded up and it feels there’s so little time left. What do in these last two weeks that have suddenly loomed up?
It’s one of the biggest new events to hit the triathlon calendar in years and the countdown has now begun for the new 32Gi Eastbourne Triathlon, set in the picturesque South-Coast town for the 12th June 2016.
An international field is set to assemble for the race, headlined by world-class Australian star of the sport Ben Allen, who tops the bill with ten other elite entries in the event.
Today we have sent out some important information about the race schedule and the event to all those who have entered on or before 10pm on Thursday 19th May.
You can access this email online here.
We will re-send this email with any additional information on Monday 6th June.