Sprint Distance Triathlon
|When:||Saturday 27th July 2013 - 5pm|
|What:||750m Swim - 20km Bike - 5km Run|
|Where:||Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland|
|Entry Fee:||£30 BT Member - £35 Non BT Member|
|Relay:||Teams of 2 or 3 entry from £45. Apply via post/email, see below.|
With a unique 5pm start, The Castles Challenge Sprint Triathlon race begins with a 750m sea swim, then a 20km out & back bike course, followed by a 5km beach run on hard sand at low tide.
Race registration, transition and race finish are on the cricket pitch at the foot of Bamburgh Castle & there will be food, drinks & family entertainment throughout the day and a post race presentation party with a definite buzz!
This Sprint Triathlon was introduced as a new race in 2012 as part of the Castle Challenge Series, with first places going to Tim Don and Emma Pearson.
The setting of this race is simply spectacular! With much more planned for 2013, including a post race Hog Roast with live music, this is a race you’ll not want to miss!
A relay team may consist of either 2 or 3 members. Due to the additional information that we require for relay teams, we ask that registration be made by submitting a completed entry form. We appreciate that this is a little more time consuming than processing an entry online, but you could return the completed form via email. The entry form can be downloaded HERE.
750 metres. The swim course commences with a beach start before entering the water for 1 laps of the course.
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, so you’ll be in safe hands!
The run up the beach to Transition will be less than 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.
View Sprint Distance Swim Course in a larger map
20km. This is a beautiful bike course that is a simple out and back route from Bamburgh that heads around Budle Bay to a marshalled turnaround point at 10km, then returns back along the same route.
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5km. Just like the bike course, this is a simple out & back run course that heads along the beach at low tide on hard sand to a turnaround point before returning back to complete a lap of the cricket pitch and into the finish where to post race party will be getting under way!
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