The 2017 Sebamed Brighton and Hove Triathlon has sold out and closed entries early. The event, taking place on Sunday 17 September, will see over 1000 athletes take off from Brighton beach on England’s South Coast to begin the second Brighton and Hove Triathlon, picking up from last year’s inaugural event.
After a sea swim, competitors will then cycle along the fast, flat, closed-road course before crossing the finish line with a promenade run. The athletes will be racing over various distances, with the shortest beginner distance a 400m swim, 5km bike and 2.5km run.
This year Brighton and Hove Triathlon has also introduced a children’s triathlon (for 8-14yrs) in partnership with Frog Bikes. This will see over 50 young athletes taking part on Sunday morning. The Saturday of race weekend will also host the Frog Bikes Mini’s Race whereby over 90 younger children aged, 3-8 years, will scoot, cycle and run along Brighton seafront. With a free to attend family fitness show taking place over the race weekend, the organising team feel that this year is set to be another hugely successful event.
Brighton and Hove Triathlon Event Director, John Lunt, said “I’m delighted we have sold out the event. Triathlon continues to go from strength to strength; and I’m sure [we] will also fill up in record time next year.”
With over 45% of entries first-time triathletes, 40% female competitors and the inclusion of a Diversity and Inclusion Rainbow Wave (supported by Stonewall) the team have continued to present triathlon as a sport which embraces all.
After a first year event in 2016 with 800 entrants, Brighton and Hove Triathlon returns on Sunday 17 September 2017. The race will see participants take on the challenge of a sea swim (which ‘was a mill pond for the 2016 event’), a scenic cycle along the seafront on the closed-road cycle leg and a flat run along the beach lined promenade.
Super Sprint (15+) – 400m/5km/2.5km
Sprint (15+) – 750m/20km/5km
Olympic (18+) – 1500m/40km/10km
Kids 8 – 50m/1.5km/500m
Kids 9-10 – 100m/4km/1.5km
Kids 11-12 – 200m/4km/1.5km
Kids 13-14 – 200m/4km/2.5km
Co-ordinated by an experienced team, many of whom have worked on Olympic and Commonwealth events, the Brighton and Hove Triathlon is ‘set to grow into one of the biggest events in the triathlon calendar.’