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Sprint Triathlons

28/11/19

Sprint Transition

Next race is Sunday 26th April 2020

In October 2019 Triathlon England awarded us the "West Midlands race of the year" for our September Sprint triathlon!

New for 2020 we have added a super sprint to run alongside the full distance race. 

West Midlands Club Event of the year 2019

The super sprint is geared to help people taking their first steps in triathlon and will feature a 200m Swim / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run. The race will use the same route as the full distance just a little shorter.

The super sprint is Ideal for first timers or novice triathletes and will start at 08.15 allowing for the more adventurous to enter both races on the same morning with a later start for the full distance. 

The super sprint is also open to youth age juniors. 

We will not be awarding prizes in the super sprint but competitors will have the usual race t shirt and energy gel.

The Sprint race distances are 400m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run

Our 2020 race dates are Sunday 26/04/2020 and  Sunday 06/09/2020

26/04/2020 06/09/2020
Sprint 
400m Swim / 20km Bike / 5km Run
Sprint Entry
(Same link for relays)
Sprint Entry
Relays
Super-Sprint
200m Swim / 10km Bike / 2.5km Run
Super Sprint Entry Super Sprint Entry

Training Dates

We are pleased to be offering 2 training days to help athletes prepare for this year’s April Sprint.

Saturday 7th March 2pm to 5pm

-          Triathlon overview

-          Spin Bike Session

-          Run Technique Session

-          A Swim Technique Session

Take away an 8-10 week training plan

Saturday April 4th 2pm to 5pm

-          What to expect on the day

-          Race equipment suggestions

-          Transition Practice

-          A swim technique session

After entering the sprint you can sign up to the training sessions by emailing news@blackcountrytriathletes.com 

Race Details

Bike Course Map

Note that the turnaround point for the super-sprint is at Halfpenny Green

Bike Course on Relive

Run course map

Google Map Link to Wombourne Leisure Centre

The swim is held at Ounsdale Leisure Centre in a heated 25m pool.

The bike course is on open urban and rural roads on South Staffordshire and in parts is undulating.

The run course is all off road on flat straight trails and is a single lap course.

Transition is secured and marshalled where you will be able to rack your bike and equipment before your allocated start time.

The first athletes will start at around 08:00 at 1 minute intervals until 09:00 when the intervals will reduce to 45 seconds. Each lane will have a Lane counter and you will be told when you have 2 lengths left to swim.


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