Based on the latest government instruction around Coronavirus/COVID-19, and in line with other national governing bodies, British Triathlon and the three Home Nations (Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon) and the Triathlon Trust decided on 24thMarch to extend the suspension of triathlon activity until at least 30 June.
As this event now falls within this period, we unfortunately have no choice but to either reschedule or cancel this year's Sunny Hunny Tri.
We had been continuing with the planning of this event in the hope that facilities and safety cover were available on the day. Our hope is still to reschedule the event for later in the year, in which case everyone who has already registered will be automatically transferred to the new date (if it is still suitable) but we are also offering a full refund to anyone who would prefer to cancel
These are difficult times for everyone, please follow the advice on safe training and we will do our best to have your race waiting for you.
(Registration is OPEN)
Our spectator-friendly race involves a 200m pool swim at Alive Oasis, a looped 18km (3 x 6km) cycle around Hunstanton town centre and a 3.5km run to the St Edmunds gardens near the lighthouse, and back to finish on the green. The race is chip-timed and the route is fully signed and marshalled, making it a great event for novices aged 15+ by the end of the year, but it also has enough challenge for the more seasoned triathlete too.
A full race manual with swim start times will be emailed out to all competitor as soon as possible after entries have closed, but you can have a look at a previous year's manual here. In additionto the race manual, all competitors should be familiar with BTF's latest competition rules which are available on their website here.
We look forward to seeing you on the 14th
|Closing Date for Entries||Sun 31st May|
|Registration||2-4pm, Sat 13th June|
|6.30- 07:20am, Sun 14th June|
|Transition Open||6.30 - 7:30am Sun 14th June|
|Race Briefing (Mandatory)||7.20am|
|2020 Race Manual Not Published Yet|
Set off at regular intervals, swimmers will complete 8 x 25m lengths before exiting the pool via the steps and out in to transition.
Any type of bike is allowed, so long as it is in a roadworthy condition and has working brakes.
This event is NOT draft legal. If you want to know the latest rules on drafting, take a look at them on the BTF website here. The mount/dismount line will be located on Seagate road and you will cycle to the roundabout at the bottom of Oasis Way then complete 3 laps of the town, before returning back along Seagate Road to transition. The route will be fully signed on the day and marshals will be present at most junctionsThe bike route is pretty simple, but you can find a .gpx file below, and there is a strava course available on Strava. You don't need to have a Strava account to view the course. If you are worried about doing too few or too many loops, just remember you need to go up the hill three times.
Once your bike is racked, you will head back out of transition and North along the promenade, up the zig-zag path and along the clifftop path towards the lighthouse. Unortunately, you won't have time to fully admire the St Edmunds Chapel ruins as you run back through the gardens to finish in front of your adoring fans waiting on the green by the bandstand. The route is a mix of tarmac and grass, but will be signed and marshalled on the morning of the race so you are unlikely to get lost.
Registration & Race Briefing
Registration for the event will be in Alive Oasis. You are encouraged to register on Sat 13th, when you can pick up your race pack and ask any last-minute questions. This will also give you more time to set up your transition in the morning. If you are a member of the BTF, please remember to bring proof of membership otherwise you will need to purchase a day race licence during registration.
The race briefing is mandatory for ALL competitors and is a chance for the race director to inform you of any changes from the race manual, such as any new hazards or last-minute changes to a route. The race briefing will take place in transition.
There is a small spectator area overlooking transition and when you head out on the bike, your support can have an easy walk to the green in plenty time to see you come past on your first lap of the 3 lap bike course. They can then walk to the bottom of the green to cheer you on at the start of your run, and again at the finish.
Alive Oasis has ample toilet and changing facilities. You will be allowed to use the lockers and return to have a shower after the race.
Secure transition is in the skating rink next to the pool and only competitors and race officials will be allowed in. There is a small spectator area overlooking the rink that will be open to friends and family.
THERE IS A NO-RUNNING POLICY IN TRANSITION DUE TO SPACE AND SURFACE. ANYONE RUNNING DURING T1 and T2 WILL RECEIVE A PENALTY
Access will be through gate on Seagate Road and marshalls will inspect your bike and helmet before being allowed to rack. Marshalls are not allowed to fix any problems for you but last year we had a bike mechanic from Richardsons Cycles on hand during both registration sessions that may be able to help (TBC for 2020). Space is VERY limited in transition and bags are not allowed to be kept next to your bike, so please keep your kit to a minimum.
Transition will be closed during the race, meaning you cannot remove your bike until the last competitor is out on their run.
There is on-street parking around Hunstanton, but many have time limits and there is a large pay carpark on Beach Terrace Rd only meters away from transition.
Parking charges are enforced on Sundays and parking attendants are very vigilant.
The postcode for satnavs is PE36 5AR. Full details of Southend car park can be found here.
|Registration Start Date||14/02/2020|
|Cut off date||31/05/2020|
|Individual Price||£35 ( + £5 day license for non-BTF members)|
|Location||Alive Oasis Sport & Leisure Pool, Hunstanton|