If there was ever an ideal location to stage a triathlon event, then Druridge Bay Country Park must be top of the list. The Northumberland triathlon is based in the centre of Druridge Bay Country Park, which is situated approximately 20 miles North of Newcastle upon Tyne and 3 miles south of the fishing village of Amble. Located right next to a stunning bay, on a beautiful stretch of Northumberland coastline, it's a popular place to ride, cycle, walk, paddle and surf and perfect for a fun family day out.
The swim will be in the warm shallow freshwater Ladyburn Lake set within the park grounds. The bike route will take you out of the Country Park along a beautiful coastal route and the run will be a multi-lap route on the footpath that winds its way through the woods and meadows that surround the lake. The Northumberland triathlon will be another successful and enjoyable event attracting a wide range of competitors from all abilities. It's a classic, straight forward and very well suited to beginners, equally attractive to seasoned competitors and those people wanting to move up from sprint to standard distance. An ideal addition to your 2017 open water triathlon season!
Why not make a family day of it? The park comprises of three miles of beautiful beach and sand dunes, an outdoor children's play area, visitors centre and sheltered picnic area if you would like to relax! For the more energetic people, Amble's famous fish n' chip shops are only 3 miles away, the historic Warkworth Castle is 5 miles or you could just drive along the beautiful Northumberland coastal route taking in all that Northumberland has to offer.
The minimum age for the Sprint Distance is 15 years old on 31st December 2018, and for the Standard Distance event is 17 years old on 31st December 2018. Please note that all Youths (under 16 on 31st December 2018) must hand in a signed parental consent form at registration. The form can be downloaded from the event web page.
RACE FOR OUR PARTNER CHARITY IN 2018
We're proud to be partnered by the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation, giving you the chance to take part in our top-quality events whilst raising money for a great cause. Anyone wishing to take part and raise funds for CLDF will receive 20% discount on entry fees. Whether you're new to multisport events or a seasoned triathlete and if you want to take part as an individual or as part of a relay team, sign up today and start your journey. Find out more about our charity partner here.
ACCENTURE MIXED TEAM CHALLENGE
British Triathlon and official partner Accenture have teamed up to launch an exciting new team event series for the 2018 season: the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge. The new mass participation triathlon format holds true to the principals of mixed relay, providing people with the opportunity to take part in an inclusive, mixed gender and fun team activity, competing in either:
Relay, in which 3 or fewer people complete just one leg each of a sprint distance triathlon, or
Tribe, in which 3 people complete a sprint distance triathlon each and their race times are combined in a race against other Tribe teams.
All members of the winning Relay and winning Tribe team at each of the Accenture Mixed Team Challenge events will receive a £100 gift voucher to spend on sports kit. What’s more, if you take part in any event across the series, your whole team will be entered into a draw to each win a state of the art racing bike!
With Tokyo 2020 set to debut triathlon mixed relay, it’s time to find your team and take the challenge in 2018!
More info here.