Sundowner Triathlon

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A fun, friendly triathlon with a great atmosphere. No matter what your level of ability you can be sure of a fantastic experience with loads of encouragement & support from the Freebird crew. A unique feature of this event is that some will be finishing the event in a glorious sunset.
Participants
Sprint, and Half Ironman
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Calendar
Sat, 31 Aug 2019
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LocationPin
Pocklington, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, Melbourne Road, Pocklington, York YO42 4RL, UK
Start times
Sat, 31 Aug 2019
Half Ironman:
TBC |
Sprint:
TBC
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Sundowner Triathlon
Route information
Half Distance Triathlon:
Swim:
A leisurely midday start sees the first competitors setting off on their epic journey. The 1900 metre swim takes place in the safe, calm waters of Allerthorpe Lakeland Park. Experience the freedom and enjoyment of open water swimming with the full support of a very experienced water safety crew.
With great visibility throughout the swim and an easy to navigate swim course, you can focus your attention on achieving your best effort for the swim, whilst your supporters will be able to enjoy a view of the entire swim course as you  tackle the first discipline of the Sundowner Tri.
Bike:
Having completed the swim you’ll soon experience the flat, fast quiet country roads around Allerthorpe (just 10 miles from York).
Feed stations are available on route for you to re-fuel as you tackle the beautiful, scenic 90 kilometre bike route.
The 2 lap circuit is fully signed and our Freebird marshals will encourage and direct you all the way, making the course very easy to navigate.
Completing the first lap, enjoy the fantastic support from the crowd as you take on fuel and settle down into lap two.
Run:
Swim and bike complete, you’ve just got the final part of your triathlon to go. The 21km run is made up of 3 laps, beginning with a short loop around the lakes before heading out of the park on a buzzing out and back circuit. The atmosphere on the run is amazing as runners fill the roads. With 5 feed stations on each lap, we’ll keep you fuelled as you pound out the kilometres.
Returning back to Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, enjoy those final moments and experience the crowd of supporters welcoming you back to cross the finish line having completed the Sundowner Triathlon.
Sprint Triathlon:
Swim:
Starting with a 750 metre swim, in the calm waters, the Sundowner Sprint Tri kicks off this great weekend of triathlon.
Great visibility and a very easy to navigate swim course means you can focus your attention on achieving your best swim effort while we look after the smooth running of the event.
Your supporters are able to enjoy a view of the entire swim course as you experience the freedom and enjoyment of open water swimming with the full support of our very experienced water safety crew.
Bike:
Completing the swim, you will soon enter the transition area, located very close to the swim exit. From here you head out onto the 20 kilometre circuit around Allerthorpe (just 10 miles from York).
You can be assured that the bike course is very easy to navigate with signs located at every road junction along with highly experienced marshals to direct you.
The Yorkshire roads are particularly flat and set in beautiful countryside. The quiet and very good surfaced roads makes the bike circuit a pleasure to ride.
Run:
Having completed 2 disciplines you now just have the 5 kilometre out and back run to go.
Heading back out of the lakeland park you’ll experience the friendly, supportive atmosphere as you start your run. As expected good signage and marshals are located at every road junction along with the enthusiasm and support form our Freebird support crew.
Having reached the turnaround point you have a final 2.5km to go before reaching the finish and the applauds of the supporters cheering you home.
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What's included
  • The middle-distance event comes complete with a superb post-race party and live entertainment.
  • Camping on site is also available, so you and the family can enjoy a great weekend of triathlon and post-race relaxation in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.
  • Fantastic sunset photo opportunity.
  • Completing a triathlon earns you an internal and external respect.
  • Parking
  • Changing facilities
  • Food and equipment stalls
Train
How to get there
Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, Melbourne Road, Pocklington, York YO42 4RL, UK
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Location - Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, Allerthorpe, York, YO42 4RL
Camping - Camping on site is also available
Parking - There is parking available at the venue.
Event day logistics
ARRIVAL
We advise competitors to arrive at least one hour before before the start of their race to ensure they have plenty of time to rack their bikes before the first wave of competitors and also gives everyone time to find their way around the course and feel comfortable with the transition areas.
Final race information including competitor’s final start times will be emailed out to you approximately 10 days before the Sundowner Triathlon and will also be listed on the website the week before the event on here so please make sure you check your time and allow plenty of time for travel to the venue.
We will be in touch before this, keeping you up to date with any race information, training tips and ideas that might just help you achieve a PB!
EVENT SCHEDULE
Sundowner Triathlon - Swim 1900 m / Cycle 90km / Run 21km
Start Time - From 12:00 noon
Sundowner Sprint Triathlon - Swim 750 m / Cycle 20km / Run 5km
Start Time - 8:30am
TIMING
You will wear a timing chip throughout the event which will track your time throughout each discipline, at the end of the course you can view your time and get a print out from our machine. Final timings and photos will be uploaded to our website within 7 days of completion of the event. (Please bear with us on this as due to high numbers of competitors this can sometimes take several days to process!)
The Freebird Events team
The Freebird Events team have a wealth of experience in triathlon, having trained others, competed in and hosted events for many years.
The difference with our events compared to many of our triathlon event competitors, is that we cater for all abilities, from first-timers to seasoned pros.
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Freebird Events
Freebird Events are hosting 10 Triathlon events across Yorkshire in 2017. From junior events to sprint distance, to middle distance including pool and open-water swims, the range of events covers a broad spectrum allowing for mixed abilities of competitors to take part throughout the year.
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Crowds
Spectator Info
Come and enjoy the beautiful sunset
Backpack
Kit List
What is the best clothing to wear for triathlon?
Most triathletes will use a trisuit for competing. The advantage of the trisuit means that you don’t have to change between the three disciplines. They are designed to be comfortable to wear and quick drying. They also save time in transition (remember you’re total finish time includes you’re transitions between swim to bike and bike to run).
It is not essential however to use a trisuit , if you are just starting out in triathlon then a swimming costume, shorts and a top for will still work very well.
Event specific's
  • Cycle helmet's are compulsory
  • No specific bike needed
Reviews
5.0
1 reviews
FamilyFamily friendly
ShoeFlatGood for beginners
SceneryStunning scenery
Star
5.0
Did the Half Ironman in 2019
Really enjoyable 70.3 - unique in that it's set off in reverse order, with the aim of having everyone finishing the run around the same time as the sun's going down. Multi lap swim which got a little congested, but then out onto a flat, fast, 2 lap bike course (PR'd even with horrendous winds on the day) and then onto the run. Flat and fast again, 3 out and back legs (not my favourite but that's personal preference) and then in to the finish line.Food provided afterwards alongside the awards and a real nice feel about the event. Planning on returning for 2020.
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