It’s a trip to the coast this weekend for age group athletes wanting to be crowned national champions at the Triathlon England Middle Distance Championships on Sunday (10 July).
Age group athletes will compete at the IronBourne Long Distance Triathlon in Eastbourne with the opportunity to become national champion in their age group over what is the longest triathlon distance to have a National Championships in 2022.
The event includes one of the most iconic starts on the triathlon calendar, with a jump off the end of Eastbourne’s historic pier.
Once in the water, athletes will complete a 1.2-mile sea swim before transitioning onto the 56-mile bike course, featuring over 2,500ft of elevation. Then it’s a 13.1-mile run along the coast taking in three different loops to the finish line on the town’s Western Lawns.
Over 400 athletes, from the U20 category to the 70-74 age group, are on the start list to compete on Sunday including pro triathlete Sam Wade in the 30-34 age group.
Medals are awarded to the first three eligible male and female competitors in each age category.
To be eligible for a Triathlon England National Championship medal, athletes must hold a valid Triathlon England race licence (Core or Ultimate membership).
Find out about upcoming British and National Championships below.