2019 Eastbourne Triathlon adds Olympic Distance

Chief Correspondent



 Entries Now Open for The Eastbourne Triathlon, Taking Place on 15th June 2019

The Eastbourne Triathlon will take place on the 15th June 2019 with the addition of an Olympic Distance race alongside the existing Sprint Distance event. Entries are available now at www.eastbournetriathlon.co.uk

The beautiful seaside town of Eastbourne will once again welcome athletes to the Eastbourne Triathlon on the 15th June 2019. With a new organising team for 2019, the event will feature new and improved swim and run routes, as well as the addition of the longer Olympic Distance race alongside the existing Sprint Distance event. Athletes of all abilities and experience, from novice to elite, are expected to take on what is widely considered to be one of the most scenic triathlons in the country. Starting from Eastbourne’s famous beach, triathletes will take on an iconic route, swimming against the backdrop of the historic pier, cycling on scenic roads through the South Downs National Park via Beachy Head and running on the promenade to Holywell, before finishing on Eastbourne’s Western Lawns.

The Sprint Distance event is an ideal choice for novice triathletes, consisting of a 750m swim, 18.3km cycle and a 5km run. The Olympic Distance race consists of a 1,500m swim, followed by a challenging 41.5km cycle and a 10km run. There will also be relay and aquathlon (swim/run) options for both distances.

Eastbourne Triathlon 2019

Eastbourne has a strong affinity with the sport of triathlon and is home to several elite athletes, including Commonwealth Paratriathlon Gold Medalist Joe Townsend, who is once again expected to take part in the “Legends” Paratriathlon event at the Eastbourne Triathlon. Ideal sea conditions, beautiful surroundings and a spectator-friendly seafront venue, along with numerous hotels and easy transport access, make Eastbourne the ideal location for hosting a triathlon.

Athletes will be competing for a £1,800 prize purse and over 30 awards to be won. All finishers will receive a high-quality t-shirt and medal. Entries are now open and, with places limited, are expected to sell out quickly. More information can be found at www.eastbournetriathlon.co.uk

Eastbourne Triathlon 2019

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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