Competitor Information

September 5th 2021 

Sprint & Standard Triathlon & Kids Aquathlon Series

Based from Ashburnham Place, Battle, East Sussex TN33 9NF

Our Sussex ‘Original’ event began 10 years ago, with the aim of providing the chance to race various distances of triathlon.

This year we have introduced a New Kids Aquathlon event, which will be the finale of the 2021 Kids Aquathlon Series !

As athletes ourselves we think the venue offers everything you would want from a race, the grounds are stunning and provide a memorable backdrop to the lake swim, transition, and scenic run course. The bike course is an undulating / testing 20km so you will be proud of your bespoke finisher’s medal when you cross under the finish Gantry! Spectators will also feel a big part of the race and get plenty of photo opportunities throughout your race.

 

Please note Ashburnham Place DO NOT allow DOGS into the grounds.

Provisional Race Day Timings

(please note timings may differ slightly and are confirmed in the pre-race final information)

7:45am Standard Distance Triathlon 

8:15am Sprint Distance Triathlon 

Athletes able to warm up in the lake from 7:30am.

Registration and Transition open at 6:15am. Transition closes at race briefing.

From 12:30pm Kids Aquathlons

Kids Aquathlons Series Details


The bike course is a 20k loop, completed once for Sprint & twice for Standard distance. The first 12km is challenging with grinding climbs up to Woods Corner, before a fast decent through 6km of stunning Sussex lanes, then a final 400m climb bringing you back onto the North Trade Road which then back into Ashburnham Place.

 

The run course consists of a 5km loop within the Ashburnham grounds, nearly all on solid  trails around the grounds with a 800m grass section. There is one tough hill in the run, around 250m long and steep, which is becoming quite iconic! The run course may be altered slightly if weather conditions are very wet leading into race day. The run is ideal for spectators with many points to cheer your athletes on. Sprint complete the run lap once, standard complete it twice.

 

Please note that Ashburnham Place is a Christian Retreat, it is not permitted to run & swim during the year, although you can visit the Orangery cafe and walk around the grounds. Ashburnham Place have been very supportive letting us use this amazing location for the triathlon.