Portsmouth Triathletes are promoting this event for the second time this year and are grateful for the support of Portsmouth University, Portsmouth City Council , British Triathlon Federation, DB Max, and many local firms and our fantastic Volunteers and Club members.
The Aim of the Portsmouth Triathletes is to keep this great race on the sporting calendar and allow many people to experience a sea swim, closed road, Triathlon.
There will be 2 distances
Olympic 1.5K sea swim / 42K bike / 10K run
Sprint 750m sea swim / 24K bike / 5K run
Full race maps will be available later, final permissions and permits are being sought
Sea Swim: It will be open water and tidal. We will expect competitors to be open water experienced and able to navigate and swim across a light tide. A Spring Tide is not the time to try your first sea swim!
Bike course: The course has changed to be loops of the sea front. It will be fast and flat but technical, especially if there is a ‘Southsea breeze’ on the day. There will be one U turn which competitors have to negotiate each lap.
Run Course : will be a 4 (Olympic) or 2 (Sprint) lap circuit, crossing the Castle field each lap before the finish funnel experience. Great spectator viewing and sure to keep runners on their toes.
Timings : Registration / Bike Racking from 0630 – 0750 on the day.
Sea Swim wave starts 0800 – 0840 (Olympic) 0900 – 0930 (Sprint)
Closed roads will be lifted 1130