Sunday 19th September 2021
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The organisers of the award winning Eastbourne Triathlon present the UK's newest cross-triathlon (and duathlon).



Event Schedule

07:00 Registration and transition opens
09:00 All competitors proceed to the swim start (1km walk)
09:20 Competitors begin entering the water
09:30 Race start (simultaneous start for triathlon and duathlon)
09:40 First swim finisher expected into transition (T1)
10:00 Last swimmer expected into transition (T1)
10:40 First cyclist expected into transition (T2)
11:10 First runner expected to finish
12:00 Last cyclist expected into transition (T2)
12:00 Transition opens for bike collection
13:30 Last runner expected to finish

NEW - Cross-Duathlon Option

In addition to the triathlon, there will now alo be a cross-duathlon option. This will consist of a 5km run, 22km mountain bike and 8.5km run.

Swim 1,000m

A straight 1,000m swim up the tidal estuary at the beautiful Cuckmere Haven. The swim will head up the river but with a high tide there will be negligible current. The close proximity of the riverbank will make for a great spectator friendly swim.



Mountain Bike 22km

The bike route will follow the official “red route” in Friston Forest for two laps totalling approximately 22km. This is a challenging course with some tough climbs, but is not overly technical making it accessible to less experienced mountain bikers. Approximately 420m (1,380ft) elevation.


Bike Route Details


XC Run 8.5km

The run will be a challenging 8.5km single lap course in Friston Forest with some steep climbs.