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Southport Triathlon - Sunday 21st may 2017

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Location: Waterside Lodge, PR8 1RY

Date: Sunday 21st May 2017

Description: (n.b. age is at 31st December 2017)

Sprint = 750m Swim – 20k Bike – 5k Run (min. age 15 years)

Standard = 1500m Swim – 40k Bike – 10k Run (min. age 17 years)

Event Name and Distance

08 Sep 2016 - 31 Dec 16

01 Jan 17 - 31 Mar 17

01 Apr 17 - Race Day (if available)

Sprint Distance - British Triathlon Member

Entry = £42

Entry = £45

Entry = £48

Sprint Distance - Non-Member

Entry = £46

Entry = £49

Entry = £52

Standard Distance - British Triathlon Member

Entry = £49

Entry = £52

Entry = £55

Standard Distance - Non-Member

Entry = £53

Entry = £56

Entry = £59

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Now in its 6th edition the event has once again been included as part of the British Triathlon Major Events Programme as a GB Age Group Team Qualifier for the 2018 ETU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships in Glasgow. This iconic event takes in many of the landmarks of this famous Seaside resort including an open water swim in the inland Marine Lake, a fast & flat bike course on fully closed roads along the coast, followed by a similarly flat and scenic run around the Lake, Kings Gardens and under the Pier – this is a quick course and ideal for PBs! (see link for info on how to register your intent to qualify for the GB Age Group Team - click here).

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And for the 2nd time in succession Southport Triathlon will host the British Universities and Colleges Sport Standard Distance Championships - click here for more info - n.b. BUCS entries should be via your University to BUCS direct.

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Along with hosting the Triathlon England North West Standard Distance Championships for the 4th year in succession - click here for further info

The event is open to all levels of triathlete from complete novices to seasoned age group competitors and is based at Waterside Lodge a modern, purpose built two-storey Activity Centre on the Marine Lake, it is also Southport District Scout Headquarters. The building has all modern services installed and is accessible to disabled users. It is easily reached on Southport Marine Drive, adjacent to the pier and beach, for details click here.

The swim course is 750m and starts in the bay in front of Waterside Lodge – the route loops around the first island before exiting via the slipway on the opposite side of the bay at West Lancs Yacht Club, Sprint Distance triathletes will exit the water after 1 lap whereas Standard Distance competitors will be required to complete a second lap.

Road closures will be in place for the 20km Bike course which takes a left out of transition along Marine Drive and travels South adjacent to the beach onto Coastal Road and out towards the roundabout at Pontins, before returning along the same route and past Waterside Lodge, through Fairway roundabout and turning before the Plough (A565) roundabout at the Northern end of the route. On return to the transition area on Marine Drive Car Park Sprint competitors will enter transition with Standard Distance requiring a second lap.

The 5km run loop is completely flat and largely takes place on the pathway around the Marine Lake. Runners exit transition in a Northerly direction then take a right onto Fairway before taking a further right onto the wide boulevards on Promenade, then following the footpath until turning right at the side of the Theatre and Convention Centre and picking up the pathway at the side of the Lake. The Lakeside path is then followed under the pier and closest to the Lake before turning back onto Lower Promenade heading North then turning back onto Promenade again to head South again and around the Southern end of the Lake to follow the path back under the Pier on the opposite side of the Lake and eventually back upto Waterside Lodge where the Sprint Distance participants will turn into the Finish and the Standard Distance athletes will follow the route North and back passed transition to complete a 2nd 5k loop.

Competitors will be started in waves dependant on Sprint or Standard Distance, age group and estimated swim time which will be required to be submitted on entry.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female overall.

Age group prizes will be awarded to the 1st Male and Female for each category.

All entrants will receive a custom designed technical T shirt - finishers will also receive a bespoke Southport Triathlon medal and goody bag.

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