Registration is open from 12:00. Please allow plenty of time to arrive, register and set-up your bike. The safety briefing will happen 10 minutes before your swim start time on the beach.
If you have purchased the pre-registration, packs will be sent out 1 - 2 weeks before the race. We will email you with the information once it is available.
ALL ATHLETES HAVE NOW BEEN EMAILED THEIR INDIVIDUAL RACE NUMBERS AND WAVE ALLOCATION. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW YOUR RACE NUMBER EMAIL SOUTHEND TRIATHLON IMMEDIATELY.
Make sure your chip on your ankle is not covered by your wetsuit as this will prevent it from working properly. You will be starting the swim in the water. Upon hearing the start klaxon, you will begin your open water swim. There are safety and medical officers in the water in canoes should you get into trouble.
If you need to get the attention of a safety officer while in the water, lie on your back and raise one arm into the air. The medical team will then come to your assistance. If you see another swimmer in distress, alert the medical team in the water as soon as possible.
The swim is an out and back route. You will swim parallel to the shoreline, turn around at the buoy, and then swim back by the shoreline.
When you exit the water, you MUST either enter transition or alert a marshal if you do not wish to continue. If you leave the course without notifying a marshal we will search the water for you. We do not want to waste the time of the emergency services.
Marshals will guide you back to the transition area. You must not handle your bike without your helmet on. This is a British Triathlon rule and failure to comply will result in disqualification. Put your helmet on as soon as you get into transition and don’t take it off until you are ready to leave for the run. Just remember: first on, last off.
You must not mount your bike until you have passed the bike mount line, which will be marshalled. You must dismount your bike before the bike dismount line. Think of the transition area as a ‘no cycling zone’.
The bike course is 6 laps of the seafront road which is closed to traffic. Your turnaround point is a roundabout. Take care at the turnaround point and do not take the corner too fast. Your other turnaround point is coned. Again, please take this turn carefully. There will be marshals along the route to help you if you get into difficulty.
You must count your own laps.
Drafting is NOT allowed on this route. The minimum distance between you and the rider in front of you must be a minimum of 10m.
The run will take you into the Garrison area via New Barge Pier Road. Marshals will be present along the route so that you do not get lost.
You will run along the path and follow it around the lake. There will be marshals along the route to make sure you go the right way. You will do 3 laps of the lake. You will need to count your own laps.
Upon leaving the garrison area, you will turn towards the seafront where the finish gantry will be waiting for you.
Make sure you smile for the cameras, we are pleased to be offering free race photos for every competitor so do make the most of this!
Most importantly of all, have fun and enjoy!