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Gosfield Lake Triathlon & Multisport

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Challenge yourself at the ever-popular Gosfield Lake in this mixed-discipline event. Great for athletes of all stripes, the event takes place in the popular open water swimming area, before tackling the surrounding country roads and paths. Come for your first taste of a triathlon.

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4 Reviews
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"Good event and nice venue but the run course was no where near as long as it..."


Simon J
"I've done a few triathlons now and I must say I really enjoyed this event. It..."


Eddie B.
"Only thing that would have been better was if there was some way of collecting..."
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Gosfield Lake Triathlon & Multisport routes


This race is in aid of the Meningitis Now charity and there will be donation buckets available upon entrance to the car-park and at registration.

Sprint Distance:

The sprint kicks-off with a single lap 750m swim in Gosfield Lake, before exiting at the beach area.

The transition period takes place in a spacious area next to the lake before participants head out to the rural roads for 20KM cycle passing through Sible Hedingham, Blackmore End and Beazley End.

The final stage will consist of a 5KM run over mixed-terrain of walkways and grassland.

Standard Distance:

The standard course begins with a two lap swim - totalling 1500m.

The cycle will consist of two laps of the 20KM route through Sible Hedingham, Blackmore End and Beazley End. The course will largely be on rural roads.

Finally, athletes will complete a 10KM running route over both paths and grassland.


The Aquabike starts with a two lap swim within the lake which will be 1500m in total. The competitors will then head out onto the surrounding country roads to complete the 20KM cycle.


As above, this event starts with the same two lap, 1500m swim. After which, participants will complete a 10KM run across walkways and grassland.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip timed
  • Distance marked
  • Course marshalled
  • Prizes for 1st place male and female
  • Prizes for youth (U-20), Open (U-40), and Vet (over 40)
  • Changing facilities
  • Results posted online
  • First aid on-site
  • Finisher's medal
  • Free race giveaway
Raceday Logistics


0600 - 0800: Registration/Transition open

0810: Race briefing

0830: Race starts

Please ensure you arrive at least 60 minutes before the race starts in order to complete the registration process.

Kit List

Bikes must be in good mechanical order.

Cycle helmets will be checked for condition and suitability (ANSI/BSI standard or similar) prior to your race. Your helmet strap must also fit snugly under the chin with no more than two fingers able to be passed horizontally between the chin and the strap. If you don’t do this before the event starts, the race official will stop you and you will have to adjust the strap regardless of how long this takes.

Remember - no cycle helmet no race.


The lake temperature varies and triathlon wetsuits will be compulsory if the temperature is below 14degrees C.

Wetsuits will not be allowed to be worn if the water temperature exceeds 22degrees C with the temperature being taken 1 hour before the start. Y


Spectators are more than welcome to come along to Gosfield Lake and support the participants.

The Lake Resort has on-site catering options and is a great place for all the family.


Volunteers are crucial to making Born2Tri events so great.

If you would be interested in lending a helping hand, then please get in touch with: [email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions

Does the organiser have a social media page?
The organiser's Facebook page can be accessed via this link: You will find regular updates on Born2Tri's upcoming events here.
Where can I access my results?
Race times will be uploaded directly onto Born2Tri's website which can be found here:
Is there an age limit?
All competitors must be at least 18 years old on the day of the race.
Do I need to be a British Triathlon member?
No, however those who are not BTF Affiliated members will have to pay an extra £5 fee for their race license.
What if I have any further questions about the race?
If you have more questions about this event, then please get in touch with [email protected]
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Gosfield Lake Triathlon & Multisport reviews (4)

4.5 out of 5 stars

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    Eddie B

    Did the Sprint Distance Triathlon in 2019

    Only thing that would have been better was if there was some way of collecting your bike after the sprint race finished. Had to wait around for about an hour after the finish to pick up my bike so we didn’t clash with the Olympic race. A plus was the rolling entry to the water - much better that the mass start.
  • Did the Standard Distance Triathlon in 2019

    I've done a few triathlons now and I must say I really enjoyed this event. It was a fairly small event with probably less than 200 competitors in total but perfectly suited to the venue. The rolling start meant I had time to get myself fully prepped right up until starting and therefore the swim was never chaotic as there was plenty of space. I would suggest that the course was possibly a little short as I had a big PB but it doesn't matter as everyone is swimming the same course and I swam well comparatively.
    Transition was immediately on exit of the water which made it all nice and quick then out onto the bike course. I was initially concerned to hear there were no marshals on the bike course but there was no need as it was well signed. I thought the bike was great, I'm not a strong cyclist and when they said it was undulating I thought it could be a slow one for me but it wasn't. The roads were in very good condition with some fairly fresh tarmac in places. The climbs were never too long so you could stay in the big ring and grunt it up and plenty of flat and rolling terrain to stay in the drops/tri-bars and get some nice momentum. Again, the run sounded like it could be tricky with an extra loop somewhere on 3 of the laps for standard distance but once you were out there and did it the first time it all made sense. The marshal at this point was very good, clearly shouting out which way you needed to go. You had a short section of run through a field and the rest was on road, all virtually flat so pretty quick.
    Add to this I camped on site and with a start time of 8:30 it was all very leisurely pre-race with no rush.
    I thoroughly enjoyed this event and would highly recommend it.
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    Andy H

    Did the Sprint Distance Triathlon in 2019

    I really enjoyed it. Having a rolling start made the swim less chaotic at the beginning which helped me to get a PB. Although the cycle was a little hilly I still thought it was a quick route, and I got good times on everything. I'd definitely recommend. Transition was nice and close, and it's all in a great setting.
  • Did the event in 2018

    Good event and nice venue but the run course was no where near as long as it was supposed to be and directions weren't entirely clear which caused a bit of confusion. Overall a great day though!
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