Middle Distance Triathlon

When: Sunday 26th July 2015 – 10am Registration 8-9:40am
What: 1900m sea swim (2 laps), 90km bike (2 laps), 21km run.
Where: Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland.

Swim cut off 11am Bike 15:00 Run 18:00

Entry Fee: £85 BT Member – £90 Non BT Member
Relay: Teams of 2 or 3 entry from £120




1900 metres. The swim course commences with a beach start before entering the water, then 2 laps of a 950m course. After the first lap, competitors are required to exit the water, run around the beach marker before entering back into the sea to commence lap 2 (an ‘Australian Exit’).

There will be a water safety team consisting of kayaks and rescue boats and we are fortunate enough to also have an RNLI inshore lifeboat attend.

The run up the beach to Transition will be approximately 300 metres based on the tide on the day of the event.

Please note: Clicking on the ‘Earth’ tab in the maps below is a great way of viewing the course, however, you must have the necessary plugin installed on your PC to view this feature.

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90km. The bike course is 2 laps of a 45km circuit and there’s no big hills! You’ll pass Race HQ after completing the first lap, so you’ll be guaranteed plenty of support. There’ll be a feed station located at Race HQ as you complete your first lap.

The course runs in a clockwise direction.

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21km. The run course consists of 3 laps of a stunning coastal route that heads along the cliffs to Budle Bay overlooking the beautiful sandy beaches before returning to pass through the grounds of Bamburgh Castle with glorious views to Holy Island and beyond.

Upon commencing the run section, competitors will begin with a pass through the grounds of Bamburgh Castle, then will head out to start the first of 3 laps with each lap completed after passing through the castle. The total run distance is 21km (13.1 miles).

On each lap you’ll twice pass the Race HQ, so there’ll be plenty of support to help cheer you along!

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