Father's Day triathlon treat at Ashburnham Place

Part one of the 2016 Sussex Triathlon will take place at Ashburnham Place this coming Sunday.

Thursday, 16th June 2016, 5:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:58 pm
Competitors set off on the bike leg in a previous staging of the Sussex Triathlon at Ashburnham Place

The Father’s Day offering will consist of a sprint triathlon and an aquathlon for adults, as well as aquathlon races for children.

The sprint triathlon, open to competitors aged 16-plus and starting at 8.15am, will consist of a 750m lake swim, 20k bike and 5k run.

The run will take place over a new flatter course, which is ideal for any level of triathlete. There will be cash prizes for the top three male and female finishers.

The sprint triathlon will be followed at 10.30am by the children’s aquathlons for boys and girls aged 8-16. These aquathlons, which include a novice event to encourage children into the multi-sport world, are made up of a swim followed by a run and distances vary according to the age of the competitors.

A team of water safety staff and swimmers will be on hand to help every child. The adult aquathlon - comprising a 750m swim and 5,000m run - will complete the morning’s racing.

Event spokesman Paul Holdaway, who has been racing and coaching for 15 years, said: “This new day is an ideal opportunity for the whole family to be racing and supporting each other in one day of multi-sport in a stunning location.

“Come and join us in celebrating Father’s Day. We are looking forward to seeing some regular faces and hopefully meeting lots more.

“We believe this is a professional, safe, challenging, fun race with, of course, beautiful surroundings to just make the experience a whole lot better.”

Pre-entries will stay open until late tomorrow (Friday), and competitor information and race details can be found at www.sussextriathlon.co.uk

The second part of the 2016 Sussex Triathlon will take place on Sunday September 18. That will feature a sprint triathlon, standard triathlon and middle distance triathlon.

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