The Course

Wetsuits are mandatory for the swim.  This is for safety reasons, although the water temperature at this time of year is more than fine, air temperature can be a problem.

The swim will be 800m starting and finishing from Black Rock.

If you are swimming into a canoeist it is likely you are going off course!  If you are prodded by a paddle it is likely you are going off course! Please don’t fight back. In the event of difficulty please turn on your back and raise your hand in the air.

We will walk you to the race start in your respective waves immediately following the race brief. This is from the beach approx 200m to the East of the marina sea wall.

The swim will be in two waves separated by two minutes. Approximately 60 people per wave open race, first vets and women second, if you are a novice please mark N on your entry form. Please seed yourself within your wave.

Please do not use flip flops for the swim to bike! We provide a numbered and sectioned shoe change area on the beach. Either use your race shoes or a spare pair of trainers (you can use toggle fasteners or recommend elastic laces).

BIKE (Map)
The Brighton Triathlon cycle route is a challenging two lap course taking in some local natural beauty sights along the way.

You will head out along the coastal A259 road where you will pass by the world renowned Roedean Girls School and its magnificent central building overlooking the English Channel.

Taking a left turn at the first roundabout the course then heads through the farming village of Ovingdean.  This is where the course starts to climb upwards and where there are some tight turns to be accounted for.

Through Woodingdean a left turn is made at the traffic lights but make sure you are in a low gear as the road steepens sharply for the next thirty metres. At this moment you are at the top of the South Downs and will head towards Brighton racecourse where a left turn at the lights will take you on to Wilson’s Avenue, a long fast downhill that has been used as part of the Tour De France route before. I hope that you enjoyed it, because a second lap awaits you.

After dismounting your bike and you’ll then head out onto the run

The run is completely traffic free and takes in the scenic under cliff walk that links Brighton Marina to Rottingdean.

If you’re going well you can track the competitors ahead of you, if not just gaze out to sea and the white cliffs.

The course is out and back and is another chance to post some fast times.

This is where the finish awaits as you make your way back to the Marina.