Sundried Southend Triathlon 2018

Join Sundried for the second annual Southend Triathlon in 2018

Sundried Southend Triathlon 2018

Sundried Southend Triathlon 2018

On the 28th of May 2017, Sundried hosted the inaugural Southend Triathlon on the sunny shores of Southend seafront. It was a roaring success, with 300 competitors and nearly 3,000 spectators on a beautiful bank holiday weekend. There were seasoned professionals racing alongside first timers and the spirit of the event was truly inspiring. Why not join us for next year? Our event is suitable for all types of competitors, being fast and flat for elite athletes wanting to get a personal best time while staying very novice-friendly for those who have never raced a triathlon before.


Open Water Swim

The Sundried Southend Triathlon takes place in the coastal Essex town of Southend-on-sea and for 2018. The swim takes place in the Thames Estuary and stays parallel to the shoreline, meaning it is perfect for those who are not wholly confident or experienced with open water swimming.


2017 Winner

Our winner for 2017 was Harrison Smith of East Essex Tri Club. He accomplished an incredible win in a time of 56:30.

Your First Triathlon?

The Sundried Southend Triathlon is perfect for all abilities. 2017 had 100 registered first time triathletes. You will be grouped based on your ability and our support staff and marshals are there every step of the way to keep you safe. View the photos from 2017

Sundried Southend Triathlon 2017 Testimonials


I just wanted to say that Sunday was my second triathlon and my first sea swim. I recently competed in the long-established Thames Turbo earlier in May which is a well organised event on the London circuit. I was impressed by Sunday and thought Sundried compared really well. The atmosphere and support was excellent, transition was well laid out and the course and exit/entry points were really well marshalled and well sign posted. As the first Southend tri I was somewhat cautious about how smoothly it would run especially for a beginner like me (who also has no sense of direction!!). I thought the marshals and officials were clear, friendly, approachable and really encouraging and the whole event was a great experience. Personally I would have liked to have kept my swim hat as a memento from my first sea swim and my goodie bag was really a just flap jack but that would just be me being picky!! Thanks for a great weekend, I'll recommend it to friends at the club and will almost certainly be back next year. Well done!!!

This should be an annual event. Everyone involved from the voluntary marshalls to the official marshalls, Virgin Active giving out water and encouragement, trinswimwell with the wetsuits, all gave support to anyone that needed it. For many it was their first tri and I think it won't be their last. I have read the negative comments about the bike leg but it was always advertised as being on public roads and to follow the Highway Code. Sometimes you have to use your brakes!! Overall, a brilliant experience, give it a tri!!

My first and definitely not my last, really well organised, very friendly and great fun.
As a first timer the amount of expert advice and help on hand was brilliant. Thank you Sundried if you will have me I will definitely try again next year.

Amazing atmosphere for my first triathlon, absolutely loved it. Great supportive volunteers, though you might want a Marshall on those traffic lights for next year! :)

What a brilliant event! First triathlon and definitely not my last, marshals were absolutely brilliant and the whole event ran very smoothly and very well organised. Thank you!

awesome event , well managed, marshals were outstanding. Perfect....

Brilliant day! Very well organised. Staff very helpful,

Brilliant event... well planned and great staff. Can't wait for next year..

Had my first experience of a triathlon today, I have to say one of the most amazing experiences, all the organisers were brilliant made me feel at ease and helped me get through it, thank you so much, will definitely be doing next year, thank you so much for all the support! 

My first triathlon... what an amazing event. Congratulations to the organisers & all those who made the running of the event a magnificent one

I wanted to send you a message to say thank you all so much for an amazing day and experience, I had such a great day, you were all so supportive I loved every minute of it - even the swim I the end! 

You all done a fantastic job, the organisation was brilliant and made me feel at ease, even though it was my first time and was very nervous.

Thank you so much for you support, Iv just signed up to next year and getting the other half involved as well.

Massive congratulations! 


Thanks for a great event yesterday.  Really enjoyed it and even managed to smile for the cameras.  Certainly signing up again.