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Brighton Marina has hosted The Brighton Triathlon since 1991 and is held in a fantastic location.
The start and finish will be in Brighton Marina. The Marina is situated 1½ miles east of Brighton Pier on the A257 for the pier follow M23/A23 from London all the way down to the sea front. The Marina is well signposted and has its own access road.
Continue straight across the roundabout as you come in on the Marina access road, toilets are located opposite the Katarina pub on upper level behind the petrol station.
Free parking is in the multi-storey car park that you will see to your right as you drive in on the Marina access road. Turn right at the roundabout immediately at the bottom of the access road, you will see McDonalds just before the transition area in front of the Bowlplex/David Lloyd Centre.
If you have bikes on your car roof please make sure you remove them before entering the car park. Do not park in restricted bays. Although security is generally reliable parking is at your own risk.
You must register by 6.45am and must have your race number marked on your arm an receive a bike number helmets must be inspected and they must be minimum ANSI 90. Please present BTA licence if appropriate.
This will take place next to the transition at 7.00am. The race will start at 7.15am.
This will take place as soon as possible after the last finisher. 98% finish within 3 hours, 80% in 2 hours 15minutes.
Competitors/marshals want to go home, should you have a problem eg a puncture and are unlikely to finish within the 3 hours please abandon the race.
If you withdraw from the race at any stage, for safety reasons please report to a time keeper.
The Brighton Marina Triathlon is a relaxed and friendly triathlon, often quoted as being the best value people have had all season.
Added to this Brighton Marina provides excellent facilities for all the family with plenty of shops, cafes and bars, tenpin bowling to name a few plus the parking is free and the views worth the visit alone.
This is a great race for the ‘been there done that and got the t shirt [there is no t shirt] triathlete’. It is one you can come back to year on year and enjoy consistent racing without some of the normal triathlon issues:
NO DRAFTING ISSUES – the hills see to that!
NO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS – there are only two waves heading off within 5 minutes of each other (vets, women, relay and an open race)
NO NEED TO COUNT – beyond two that is!
The tri consists of a 800m swim, 32km bike ride and an 8km run:
In 2017 the swim will be an 800m sea swim and start from Black Rock.
The cycle route is challenging. Heading out along the coast road past the renowned Roedean school before winding its way up through Ovingdean farm village, on up to the Sussex downs and along the edge of Brighton Race course. A long fast decent back towards the Marina completes the all left turn circuit back onto the coast road – ready for a second lap.
The run is then fast, flat and scenic. A straightforward out and back along the under cliff walk that links the Marina to Rottingdean, you can either gaze out to sea or keep track of your progress against the other competitors – depending on how well you are doing.