Gosfield Lake Resort, Gosfield Lake Resort, Church Rd, Gosfield, Halstead CO9 1UD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser
Gosfield Lake Sprint and Standard Triathlons: these are our flagship events at the stunning Gosfield Lake resort and we run two distances to cater for all abilities. The sprint event is a 750M swim, 20Km bike ride of one lap around the lanes followed by an off road (but not cross country) run. The standard distance follows the same route but is 1500M swim, 40Km bike and a 10K run. This race is popular every year and sells out well in advance of its usual closing date.
Lovely lake and setting. Good, fast cycle route but the run was short of the 10k possibily due to a confusion near the circuit end. The run route also had a tricky path that challenged manners of oncoming runners. Also, I'm not on facebook so didn't see the pdf or get a race brief before hand. Maybe admin might email out for next year? I'll definitely do it again though.
gosfield lake triathlon is run by the born2tri team. They have run this event for a few years and have it organised very well. Parking is not on site, it is in the local playing field well signposted, marshalled and a short 300 ish m walk to the lake. Registration is slick and well organised transition is wel marshalled and easy to navigate. They have a bag drop tent which helps when your a lone competitor so you have access to your belongings before the race finishes and transition opens for bike removal. Race start this year was via a beach start style lining in up in corresponding time zones based upon your 100m time. Previously it had been a start in the water. This was the only issue for me as the actual start area was very narrow and once over the timing mat you were held up slightly. Over than that the swim is good and easy to navigate as 2 laps for the Olympic distance one for the sprint. The bike is two laps of the surrounding countryside on quite roads so not much traffic. The course is two laps for Olympic one for sprint it is quick however there is one hill per lap that gets you! The run is out into countryside passed the golf club, part trails part farmers track and again two laps for Olympic and one for sprint. This is mostly a traffic free run. There are 2 water stations that are well marshalled. Could do with gells at one of them probably a luxury request rather than anything else! Into the finish line and done great setting, organisation, well signposted and marshalled. This race is on my calendar every year
Welcome to the Clacton Triathlon Weekend, our 21st Anniversary, in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation. This is a Charity weekend of events so we ask that you make a real effort to gain sponsorship Please download a Sponsorship Form from our website. The Triathlon Weekend is based in the district of Tendring best known for its seaside resorts of Clacton, Frinton and Walton. It makes an ideal setting for our events, including the now almost unique open water sea swims for the Clacton Triathlons. We hope that you will enjoy yourself over the weekend, and will return September 2019 (with a few friends). The race is sanctioned by British Triathlon and an independent Eastern Region Technical Official will be in attendance.