The exciting sport of triathlon is returning to Southend On Sea in Essex for its second year on Sunday the 17th of June 2018!
The Sundried Southend Triathlon is a sprint distance race with a 750m open water swim in the Thames Estuary, 20k pancake flat cycle along the seafront promenade, and speedy 5k run around the local Parkrun route. This race promises searingly fast times as it is the flattest triathlon you'll find, making it perfect for seasoned pros who want a PB as well as beginners who are looking for a friendly course.
For its inaugural event in May 2017, the race was a roaring success and attracted nearly 3,000 people to the buzzing seaside hub of Southend On Sea. Over 100 of the athletes were first-time triathletes, showing how this event encouraged more people to take up sport in the local area and take on a new challenge. For 2018, there will be 600 competitors instead of 300, meaning we expect up to 5,000 cheering fans and spectators! It promises to be a huge day, with support from local running experts Runner's Edge, bike fitting and turbo competitions from Cycles UK, and wet suit hire and expert swim advice from Tri N Swim Well.
Additional to this, there will be support from local gyms including DW Fitness Thorpe Bay, David Lloyd Southend, Fusion Lifestyle Southend, and Virgin Active Thundersley. The gym staff and personal trainers will be providing expert training advice, warm ups, and cool downs for all athletes. To spoil the racers even further, there will be smoothies provided by The Honestly Good Smoothie Company and goody bags featuring treats from Oppo Ice Cream and Pulsin Healthy Snacks.
The entire event is in aid of Havens Hospices who provide end-of-life care for adults and children in Essex. The event is also proudly sponsored by Pinnacle Mortgage Centre.
There are still spaces available, so sign up now on the Southend Triathlon website!
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