Date: 20th July 2019
Location: Ongar Leisure Centre, The Gables, Fyfield Rd, Chipping Ongar, Essex, CM5 0GA
Event Type and Distance: Triathlon 300m pool swim - 21km cycle - 4km run
Amenities: Novice friendly, pool swim, chip timing, shortened course, toilets, showers, catering
Entry Price: From £42
Try a Tri is an introductory event specifically designed for novice triathletes. The course is a 300m pool swim in Ongar leisure centre, a 21km scenic bike ride through the glorious Essex countryside, and finishing with a 4km run on flat, grassy ground.
Date: 7th & 8th September 2019
Location: Holland Haven Country Park, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO15 5UB
Event Type and Distance: Off-Road Standard, Sprint, and Super Sprint Triathlon
Amenities: Chip timing, secure transition, paid parking, medals, prizes
Entry Price: From £38
The Clacton Triathlon is in its 19th year and will see athletes compete in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation; they have raised around £90,000 for the charity so far which is a fantastic effort.
On Saturday there is an off-road Sprint Triathlon and an off-road Super Sprint Triathlon. On Sunday, the event is a Standard (Olympic) Distance Triathlon meaning it consists of a 1500m swim, a 40km bike, and a 10km run.
The swim is an open sea swim starting in waist-deep water. The competitors will swim out and around fixed markers. Full safety cover is provided.
The Standard Distance bike section takes racers around rural and country roads. The Sprint and Super Sprint are 'off road' bike courses. All course directions will be fully displayed en route.
The run will take competitors along the promenade and seafront paths between Holland Haven and Clacton Pier with great views of the beautiful seaside town.
Date: 14th July 2019
Location: Fambridge Yacht Station, Ferry Road, North Fambridge, Essex
Event Type and Distance: Middle distance triathlon 1.9km Swim / 90km Cycle / 18km Run
Amenities: Free camping to all competitors, BBQ, chip timing, Sports massage, wetsuit hire, Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd male and female, medals for all competitors
Entry Price: From £91
The Fambridge Half Iron Triathlon is the premier Half Ironman event in Essex and London.It starts and finishes at Fambridge Yacht Station on the River Crouch. North Fambridge is a charming and peaceful village and there is plenty to do with Maldon, Chelmsford, Basildon, and Burnham on Crouch all nearby. The area is rich with wildlife and Blue House Farm Nature Reserve is well worth a visit. For those who enjoy walking, you can follow the sea wall to the historic town of Burnham on Crouch, get the train back and grab something to eat at The Ferry Boat Inn.
Athletes will be swimming in the River Crouch. Participants will get to enjoy the quiet, scenic roads of the Dengie Peninsula on the bike section of the race. The running course is situated around the Fambridge Village; it's recommended that friends and family stay in this area as this is where the spectators gather. The running course is also lined with aid stations providing various energy bars and drinks. The Ferry Boat Inn will also provide refreshments and a BBQ at the finish line.
Date: Sunday 12th May 2019
Location: Ashingdon Primary Academy, Ashingdon Road, Rochford, Essex
Event Type and Distance: 10k run
Amenities: Toilets, Chip timing, Post-race massage
Entry Price: £14
The Rochford 10k is a scenic and pleasant 10k run around the sleepy town of Rochford in Essex. Taking place on a mix of roads, farm tracks, and grassland, this race is fairly unique. It is a fairly small event, run by Rochford Running Club and the first event took place in 2015. The 2017 event introduced chip timing for the first time. Dependant on the weather, this event can be fairly tricky with the off-road course, but it is always an enjoyable event.
For more information on this event and to enter, please visit http://www.rochfordrunningclub.org.uk/
Date: 28th July 2019
Location: Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ
Event Type and distance:
Sprint Distance Triathlon 750m Swim / 28km Cycle / 5km Run
Standard Distance Triathlon 1.5km Swim / 45km Cycle / 10km Run
Amenities: Chip timing, medals, secure transition
Entry Price: From £58
The Maldon Triathlon offers both sprint and standard distances. The swim section takes place in the River Blackwater, the bike section takes place around the Dengie Peninsula, and the final leg is a lapped run around the Promenade Park and Hythe Quay. The routes have many cafes along the way for friends and family to cheer you on.
The start and finish of the race are at Promenade Park in the heart of Maldon. Maldon is situated just 40 miles North East of London yet still maintains its original character with charming buildings and an impressive range of individual shops and places to eat & drink. Promenade Park offers plenty of facilities to keep you busy throughout the race including the water splash park, galleon play ship, ornamental lake, amphitheatre, model boating lake, museum, bouncy castle, fairground attractions and numerous cafes. The run course passes through Hythe Quay where you can enjoy the atmosphere or take a cruise on one of the traditional Thames Sailing Barges.