City of Birmingham Triathlon
Sutton Park, Birmingham 21st July 2013
We are delighted that the fabulous venue of Sutton Park, Birmingham will continue to be the setting for our City of Birmingham Triathlon. In the centre of the country and served by excellent road links, Sutton Park gives us a perfect setting for a memorable triathlon experience.
Supported by Birmingham City Council we have created a Triathlon Experience for everyone to enjoy. If you want to “Tri a Triathlon” or are an experienced Triathlete we have distances and challenges to suit you within this Triathlon.
Sutton Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe and the largest outside a capital city; it is larger than Richmond Park in London, covering 2,400 acres consisting of woodlands, heath lands and wetlands. The entire park was recently designated a National Nature Reserve by English Nature.
Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the captivating scenery, using an accessible network of paths.
The triathlon will take place completely within the park, starting with an open water swim in Powell’s pool, the largest pool in the park at 48 acres, followed by cycling around the park on tarmac roads with a well signed and interesting route. The final element of the triathlon is the fairly flat run within the park on grass and through woodlands
Fun & Super Sprint: 200m swim - 10km cycle - 2.5km run
Sprint: 750m swim - 20km cycle - 5km run
Olympic: 1500m swim - 40km cycle - 10km run
Relay: 1500m swim - 40km cycle - 10K run
(One competitor for each leg!)
Beginners to Triathlon
If you have never done a triathlon before then this is the event for you! We can supply you with a training guide with step by step instructions on how to train properly for the event. You can download the training guide here.
The event fills quickly so don't delay, enter online now by clicking here.
For the Triathlon all you will need is
Swimming goggles (not compulsory but recommended), swimming costume or trunks, bicycle (must be road worthy), cycle helmet & running shoes or trainers. A wetsuit is compulsory for the Olympic and Relay distances.
Are you new to the world of Triathlon? Unsure of what to do and when to do it?
If so click here and we'll guide you through your first triathlon.
Limited Places Available!
Enter online today to guarantee your place!
Boldmere Gate, Sutton Park, Birmingham, B73 6LH