The biggest closed road triathlon in the South East is coming to Brighton and Hove with the Outdoor Fitness Show for a Weekend of Fitness not to be missed.

The triathlon is being organised by the London 2012 Olympic Competition Manager and serial triathlon organiser, John Lunt and will be a beautiful race around the iconic city set to rally up to 3,000 triathletes.

Brighton and Hove Triathlon Race Distances

The event is providing races in both Sprint and Olympic distances with the option to enter as a team for relay. Relay teams can enter as a pair or 3 participants.

Olympic: Swim 1500m / Bike 40km / Run 10km

Sprint: Swim 750m / Bike 20km / Run 5km

Draft Legal Sprint - Experienced Triathletes Only: Swim 750m / Bike 20km / Run 5km

Super Sprint: Swim 400m / Bike 5km / Run 2.5km

Registration and bike racking take place on the Saturday 10th September, within the Sport and Fitness Show, please make sure you register as those who fail to do so will not be able to race.

Getting there

The event address is Hove Lawns, Kingsway, Hove, Brighton and Hove, BN3 2PE.

Various maps are available on the Visit Brighton website.

Train: Take the train to either Hove or Brighton Train Station on the Southern Rail Network.

Car: London to Brighton is approximately 50 miles via the A23 / M23 south posted Gatwick, Heathrow, M25

Kingsway (Hove Seafront) will be closed for the triathlon on Sunday morning.

Parking: Parking is restricted on the seafront over the weekend. Meter parking is available in the surrounding areas or the closest car park is located on Norton Road.

The Swim

The event starts with a Sea Swim from Brighton's beach, remember this is a pebble beach. The new race is set to have plenty of newbie triathletes. Is this you? If you are new to sea swims you will need to get plenty of practice before the big day, not just with the swim but for getting in and out of your wetsuit for clean transitions. Brighton and Hove offers plenty of spots for outdoor swimming practice including the GO TRI open water training day on 21st August. This covers: How to get into and out of a wetsuit, How to swim in a wetsuit, Swimming in the waves, Swimming in a group with other participants, Introduction to and top tips for transition, A Q+A session on participating in the Brighton and Hove Triathlon.For further details please see the link and book in advance.

The Ride

The transition zone is on the Hove Lawns, just behind the seafront, providing a wide and safe area for quick changes. The closed road looped cycle section along the flat and wide A259 coast road, and ends with a run along Hove Promenade and past the new i360 observation tower due to be completed in 2016.

The Run

The final phase of the race will be easily viewable for spectators and finish by the Sports and Fitness day, where finishers can then enjoy the rest of their day with a fitness filled event for all the family. The run boasts a ‘very’ flat course where experience athletes can achieve personal bests. The run has views of Brighton's Iconic landscape as you head towards the West Pier before coming in to the finish.

As this is the first year of the event, we are yet to have reviews of the event, but it promises to be a spectacular weekend of sports.

Review The Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2017

Are you joining Sundried at this years event? Would you like to review the triathlon and be in with a chance to own our Sundried Tri gear? Email vicky@sundried.com

If you’re going to be at this years event, we will see you there!

If you need a little motivation before you enter: 10 Reasons to attend The Brighton and Hove Triathlon 2017.