Now in its 4th year, with numbers increasing annually for adults and children, here are some reasons why you could do it:

  • Brighton is a fantastic location and the atmosphere on the day is very welcoming and supportive
  • Hove Lawns have been awarded Blue Flag status for its clean beach.
  • The super sprint races start on the water’s edge of the famous Brighton Beach and run into the water for their 400m swim. You can wear a suit for extra buoyancy.
  • The sea course is clearly marked with 3m high buoys.
  • The course is designed so athletes do not swim any further than 200m offshore.
  • Supported by over 20 Brighton beach lifeguards on boards and in boats.
  • The tarmaced, car free, closed roads along Brighton seafront makes the bike course very safe. (multi lap course means you can be seen on each lap)
  • The iconic flat run course on the Hove seafront finishes near the start. (multi lap course means you can be seen on each lap)
  • Great for spectators who can see you at every point of the race during your swim bike and run.
  • Women only races, children take part over shorter distances.
  • Relay teams where one person does each discipline, and 3 Individual race distances.
  • Very experienced Olympic Delivery Crew to guide you through the event
  • Everyone gets a souvenir t shirt and a special medal for taking part.

Photo of people completing the Brighton Triathlon

It’s a great family event too with the little ones also being able to show that they have a competitive spirit with Scootathlon 3-8 years of age which encompasses a scoot, bike and run on the Saturday 14th September at midday followed by the kid’s triathlon on Sunday 15th at 8am.

Photo of children taking part in the Brighton Scootathlon

For those more experienced athletes, the event will offer four different disciplines of Sprint, Super Sprint, Olympic and an ITU qualifier sprint drafting race, therefore catering to all levels of participants.

Photo a woman completing the Brighton Triathlon

Top training tips from Brighton and Hove Triathlon

  • Practise a sea swim start by running in and swimming to a sighting buoy. Acclimatise yourself to the temperature of the water first.
  • Start well hydrated. Sea swim will dehydrate you.
  • Water will be around 17C so having a good wetsuit will make a difference. The Tri Store hire out Zone3 wetsuits for a bargain £45 for the season. https://www.brightonandhovetriathlon.com/wetsuit-hire  
  • The Flat bike course will be quick. Getting into an aero position quickly and knowing your pace will be more efficient and improve your bike time.
  • Learn to pace your run as it will be fast, try and avoid going off too quickly.
  • It could be warm so don’t forget to drink on the run, water stations are available every 2.5km.
  • Enjoy the crowds and the scenery. Brighton Seafront is a very special place to host a triathlon

Volunteers can also sign up here: www.brightonandhovetriathlon.com/volunteer

Thanks Andria - we are feeling very inspired to get involed with this year's Brighton & Hove Triathlon.

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