(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.
This year too, we are proud to be raising funds for Hunstanton RNLI and will be donating the majority of what little profit our club might make from this race to Hunstanton RNLI station. While that isn't very much because we want to keep our entry price as low as possible, there has been a lifeguard station in Hunstanton for almost 200 years and the RNLI is entirely reliant on donations and volunteers to look after us at the beach and out at sea. Please consider making an additional donation yourself if you can too, 100% of all voluntry donations will go to the RNLI.
We look forward to seeing you on the 21st May
|Closing Date for Entries||10/05/2023|
|Registration||Sat 20th & Sun 21st May (times TBC)|
|0600 - 0700, Sun 21st May|
|Transition Open||0600 - 0730, Sun 21st May|
|Race Briefing (Mandatory)||0720|
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 junctions.The 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 20th May, 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 home nation member, please remember to bring proof of membership otherwise you will need to purchase a day race licence during registration. For everyone else, you will need to purchase a BTF day license during booking which will be emailed to you prior to the event.
A link to an online race briefing will be emailed to all competitors the week before the race but a final race briefing will be given just before the start and is mandatory for ALL competitors. This 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 on the ice rink, between transition and the pool.
There will be limited room for your supporters to marvel at your transition skill and cheer you out on the bike and run, and it's an easy walk to get to the green in plenty time to see you come past on your first lap of the 3 lap bike course and to see you finish your run.
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 (TBC).
We hope to use the pedestrianised area at the end of Seagate road again this year but the adjacent land has been developed on since last year. Assuming all is OK and our closure is granted again, access to set up transition will be via Seagate Road after registration. Only registered competitors will be allowed in to transition.
Marshalls will inspect your bike and helmet fit before being allowed in to transition. They're not allowed to fix any problems for you, but we will have a bike mechanic from Richardsons Cycles on hand that may be able to help. Space is VERY limited in transition and large bags are not allowed to be kept next to your bike, so please keep your kit to an absolute minimum. We will have storage space nearby if required.
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 is PE36 5AR. Full details of Southend car park can be found here.
Alive Oasis has a 25m indoor pool and is situated right on the seafront. There is ample car parking but charges apply 7days a week, even for Blue badge holders.
|NUM||First Name||Last Name||Race Category||Club Name|
|1||Julie||Atack-Austin||Female||Huffers and Puffers|
|2||Danielle||Barrett||Female||Huffers and Puffers|
|3||Judith||Berry||Female||King’s Lynn Tri Club|
|12||Bel||Castro||Female||March Triathlon Club|
|13||Jonny||Clark||Open||Long Sutton Tri|
|17||Shelly||Coleman||Female||Three Counties Running Club|
|20||Anthony||Cude||Open||Runners Next the Sea|
|28||Kate||Dunbar||Female||Vegan Runners UK|
|35||Cat||Foley-Wray||Female||Runners next the sea|
|42||Martin||Futter||Open||Boston Triathlon Club|
|45||Ian||Gowler||Open||March Tri Club|
|51||Martyn||Hedderman||Open||Dartford & Whiteoak Tri Club|
|52||Lauren||Hillhouse||Female||Huffers & Puffers|
|54||lynne||Howlett||Female||Kings Lynn Tri Club|
|55||Gemma||Human||Female||Huffers n puffers|
|56||Matthew||Hunter||Open||KL Tri Club|
|63||Cheryl||Lenton||Female||Long Sutton Tri club|
|64||Bianca||Lewis||Female||Kings Lynn Triathlon Club|
|66||Brian||Lucas||Open||Lonely Goat RC|
|74||Sarah||Melton-Whitelam||Female||Long Sutton Tri|
|76||Rebecca||Moden||Female||Huffers and Puffers|
|78||Beth||Moden||Female||Kings Lynn triathlon club|
|85||Ryan||Oakes||Open||Kings Lynn triathlon club|
|90||Steve||Pentland||Open||Kings Lynn Triathlon Club|
|91||Les||Phillips||Open||3 counties running club|
|94||Mim||Reeve||Female||Huffers and Puffers|
|109||Sammy||Stringer||Female||West Norfolk AC|
|111||Kerri||Turner||Female||Huffers and Puffers|
|115||Steve||Whitelam||Open||Long Sutton Tri|
|NUM||First Name||Last Name||Race Category||Club Name|