Southend Triathlon 2018 Route
Sunday the 17th June 2018
*Please note, until we receive the license from Southend Borough Council the route may change.
Sundried Southend Triathlon is a Sprint distance triathlon
- 750m swim
- 20km cycle
- 5km run
The swim will start at Uncle Tom's Cabin in Shoeburyness and is an out and back route in the Estuary. It is a 750m swim and will stay fairly close to the shore so less experienced or less confident open-water swimmers won't need to worry. The swimmers will be released in waves based upon predicted race times so there will not be too many people kicking around in the water at the same time. By June, the temperature of the water will be above 15 degrees so wetsuits will be optional.
The bike will take place on closed roads and is an out and back route along the seafront making it very spectator-friendly; your friends and family will be able to line the streets and cheer you on as you pass them several times. The road will be closed to traffic on the day and is largely flat so it is the perfect opportunity to have an uninterrupted fast ride. The turnaround point is a large roundabout so you won't even need to worry about a messy turnaround.
The run will be a beautiful, scenic stride through Gunner's Park. Home to the local Parkrun, this quiet park is gently undulating to add a little interest and lots of wildlife and scenery to keep it interesting. The park is completely traffic-free but will be open to the public on the day so watch out for dogs who may want to run up and say hi!
View the 2017 Route and Information.