Island Races

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Sprint Triathlon comprising a 300m Pool Swim, 20km Bike and 5km Run.

Island Races are working alongside the Colchester Garrison (MOD) to bring you Colchester's first official sprint triathlon, run with The Army Garrison in Colchester.

The event will take place at the Corporal Budd Gymnasium which offers modern military facilities including a stunning 25m pool. The cycle will take competitors on Essex's beautiful country roads around Abberton Reservoir and the run will take full use of Abbey Fields before finishing on the athletics track.

The charity for this event is the ABF The Soldiers Charity.

Colchester Sprint Triathlon

Colchester, Essex, GB
1 race
£39£55
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Sprint Triathlon comprising a 300m Pool Swim, 20km Bike and 5km Run.

For 2018, we have expanded our events off the Island to host a Pool Triathlon. We are excited to host these new events on the stunning grounds around Woolverstone Hall otherwise known as Ipswich High School for Girls.

The hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed mansion set in 80 acres of Suffolk parkland on the banks of the River Orwell. The Swim will take place in the schools modern 25m indoor pool. The bike course is set on undulating country roads cutting through Suffolks countryside and alongside the River. The Run will be mainly off-road along footpaths and through woodland.

Ipswich Sprint Triathlon

Ipswich, GB
1 race
£39£55

A pool-based triathlon for children aged 8-16, based within the stunning grounds around Woolverstone Hall otherwise known as Ipswich High School for Girls.

The hall is a magnificent Grade 1 listed mansion set in 80 acres of Suffolk parkland on the banks of the River Orwell. The Swim will take place in the schools modern 25m indoor pool.
TriStar Start: Swim 50m, Bike 1k, Run 600m
TriStar 1: Swim 150m, Bike 4k, Run 1.2k
TriStar 2: Swim 200m, Bike 6k, Run 1.8k
TriStar 3: Swim 300m, Bike 8k, Run 2.4k

Ipswich Childrens Triathlon – Island Races

Ipswich, GB
4 races
£19£20
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The Middle Distance Triathlon fits the Island as though Mersea was created for such an event!

Distances are the same as the half Ironman. The swim starts on the Jetty and takes competitors along the beach. The Cycle will take competitors off the Island along scenic Essex country lanes and over Abberton Reservoir before heading back to the Transition to begin the final leg. The Run for this event is effectively half a Marathon in distance.

Our unique Middle Distance Triathlon finishes with the run, around Mersea Island, the run distance is the exact circumference of Mersea Island. This is a flat triathlon but the terrain is a mixture of road, sand and seawall making it a unique but challenging course.

This is a great event for the more experience triathlete but is also a challenge for endurance lovers. It is also a fantastic event to enter as a relay team. Corporate packages are available.

The Islander – Middle Distance Triathlon

West Mersea, Essex, GB
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Exciting weekend of racing. The Saturday will host races of separate disciplines: a 10k run, the Mersea Mile swim and a 25 mile cycle time trial. On Sunday athletes will have a choice of a super sprint or standard distance triathlon. You can enter these events individually or register for the whole weekend and become a Weekend Warrior!

Weekend Warriors – Show Your Strengths

Colchester, GB

The swim starts with a dive/jump off the floating pontoon jetty, situated in the heart of the fishing and sailing waterfront. Competitors then swim 750m along the coast through the moorings to the first beach, Shingle Point, behind the iconic houseboats. The Cycle leads competitors around the country roads of West Mersea. The Run has the competitors on roads for the first half before exiting onto the beach for the final 2.5km straight to the finish at Shingle Point. There, spectators gather to cheer each competitor back across the line.

It has become a tradition for each competitor to remain at the finish to cheer each and every participant home.

Mersea Island Sprint Triathlon

West Mersea, Essex, GB

This is a common distance for a Duathlon and is a very popular event, it eliminates the Swim but still has three components Run, Cycle, Run.
The distance is an ideal challenge for beginners looking at getting into a multipart race. It is also a great event to add to the calendar for the seasoned triathletes and duathletes.
Our Spring and Autumn Duathlons are held at Cudmore Grove Country Park at the East of the Island. The park provides competitors with a variety of terrain to run on, including meadow paths, woodland trials and open beach.
Cudmore Grove is famous for its migrating wildlife and its stunning eroding cliffs. Competitors will tackle the country parks mix terrain and see all of its beauty. The Cycle takes place on the long quiet country roads of East Mersea.
This is a fantastic venue for the whole family (including the dogs) to spectate and explore!

Island Races Autumn Duathlon

East Mersea, Essex, GB
1 race
£19£30