Choose from 3 different races

Sprint Plus Triathlon - 600m swim, 25km bike, 5km run

SUP Triathlon - 600m SUP, 25km bike, 5km run

Aquabike - 600m swim, 25km bike

Prizes, tech t-shirts, unforgettable course, incredible experience

Welcome to the Eastbourne Triathlon 2016 - enter today!

Swim (or SUP) bike and run on the beautiful sunshine coast Sunday 12th June 2016.

Take on the challenge of the Eastbourne Triathlon - coming to you on the 12th June 2016

Take on this iconic and memorable 600m sea swim (or SUP), 25km cycle, taking in the stunning (but tough) Beachy Head climb, South Downs and the lovely promenade. Complete the challenge with a 5km(ish!) run up and down the St Bede's hill - made famous by the start and finish of the Beachy Head Marathon - before the glorious finish on Western Lawns, Eastbourne. — we would love you to join us.


Triathlon, SUP bike run or Aquabike options available

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Sweet Words from Triathlon England


  • As a town already blessed with several notable sports events, a professionally organised and exciting triathlon can only add to the list of attractions bringing visitors to the town. It's great to see Eastbourne get the Triathlon event it deserves. ----- Clare Donovan Triathlon England South-East Regional Technical Coordinator



Some of our Sponsors and Partners

Race weekend information email – sent to all entrants

Today we have sent out some important information about the race schedule and the event to all those who have entered on or before 10pm on Thursday 19th May.

You can access this email online here. 

We will re-send this email with any additional information on Monday 6th June.

Training like a monk? Be treated by a monk!‏

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Well, maybe not strictly speaking by a monk, but if you are training for Eastbourne Triathlon this June then you may need some treatment coming out of the cold Winter Dip and into the Peak of your Spring endeavors before the Summer’s Big Race!

In support of Eastbourne Triathlon, Handswork are offering a special discount to all registered competitors to help recover from your training or any niggling injuries you might pick up and to provide you with the Zen calm you will need on the big day!

Handswork are offering one hour Shiatsu (http://www.eastbourneshiatsu.co.uk/what-is-shiatsu/) treatments at the Yasuragi Studio in Eastbourne and the Glynleigh Wellbeing Centre for just £25!Please contact Ben (bentrowell71@gmail.com/07984 988057) or Nick (nickneter@tiscali.co.uk/07773 061309) 

Top tips for cold-water swimming

zone3 tips for open water swimming

As the days brighten and begin to get warmer, the next big question is when to start swimming back in the lake again. As nice as your local pool may be, it doesn’t quite compare to the open water.

Wrap up and hit the (open) water with the Zone3 guide to open water swimming. Now available on their new look blog – check it out!

More champions set to race the Eastbourne Triathlon

Two more champions have signed up to contest the new Eastbourne Triathlon, set for the 12th June 2016.

One of the most recognisable and decorated athletes in the sport will toe the line, in the form of the 7-time world champion Richard Stannard. Stannard, who can also count 2x British Championships, the 2008 British Super Series and 2x Windsor Triathlons on his CV as well as numerous other titles and world records, will look to set the pace early in the swim and push on to challenge for the title.

Also on the start-line will be the Stannard-coached reigning European Aquathlon Champion Hannah Kitchen. Hannah came 6th in the 2015 British Super Series and 3rd at one of the most competitive UK triathlons at Hever Castle Tri. She is recognised as being a top talent domestically and another big challenger for the Eastbourne Triathlon titles.

Richard Stannard said:

“Eastbourne is a fantastic venue for a race. To have the opportunity to race at sea level and then up and over the 500ft Beachy Head on the bike combined with the infamous St Bedes hill climb on the run will make the race a real epic.”

Hannah Kitchen said:

“I’m really excited to be racing the Eastbourne Triathlon this year, it’s always great to add a new event into my race schedule so I couldn’t resist the opportunity when I heard about the triathlon. I think Eastbourne will make a great venue, I’m really looking forward to a sea swim – not something I’ve done for some time in the UK. It’s great to see that there is something for everyone too.”

The Eastbourne Triathlon takes place from the Western Lawns on the historic seafront and consists of a 600 metre sea swim, 25 kilometre road-cycle through the South Downs National Park, before finishing with a 5 kilometre run and a glorious promenade finish in front of The Grand Hotel. It is a new major sporting event for the Sussex town.

Richard Stannard and Hannah Kitchen are not the only professional athletes who couldn’t resist entering the Eastbourne Triathlon in its first year – also contesting the race will be Ben Allen (Aus), Sam Wade, Karl Alexander, Matt Dewis, Euan Adams, Luke Howard, Jacqui Slack and Yvette Grice.

The Eastbourne Triathlon has been re-launched in 2016 and is being organised by the Eastbourne-based sports marketing, PR and events company, Beyond Sport Marketing. Already tipped to be one of the ‘hottest triathlons in 2016’, the Eastbourne Triathlon promises to be an unmissable event whether you are a first timer or seasoned professional.

As well as the triathlon, there are also options for competitors to enter an Aquabike event or a SUP (stand-up paddle board) triathlon. The event is supporting Rockinghorse – the fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Charity and the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards.

All competitors will receive an event t-shirt and memento, with prizes on offer for the top 3. The Eastbourne Triathlon will also offer a £1,000 prize purse should the event attract 300 or more entries.

You can find out more and enter the Eastbourne Triathlon online at www.eastbournetriathlon.com

The Eastbourne Triathlon is supported by Visit Eastbourne, 32Gi, The Grand Hotel Eastbourne, Zone3, The Event Team, The Friday Ad, The Tri Store, Handswork, Beyond Going Long, Brighton Bike Fit, Neptune SUP and Zig Zag Alive.

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For further comment with either Richard Campbell (Race Director, Managing Director of Beyond Sport Marketing), Richard Stannard or Hannah Kitchen, please contact richie@beyondgoinglong.co.uk or call 07921920925.

Please contact Beyond Sport Marketing if you or a colleague would like a media place in the event.

Pro triathletes Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack challenge you to join them in Eastbourne

World-class pro triathletes Ben Allen and Jacqui Slack are coming to Eastbourne on the 12th June to race the new Eastbourne Triathlon and they want you to join them!

Check out this special message, filmed from Ben’s native Australia, to everyone already competing in or hoping to take part in the achievable yet challenging 600m swim, 25km cycle and 5.4km run triathlon.

Enter the Eastbourne Triathlon today

The Eastbourne Triathlon has been re-launched in 2016 and is being organised by the Eastbourne-based sports marketing, PR and events company, Beyond Sport Marketing. Already tipped to be one of the ‘hottest triathlons in 2016’, the Eastbourne Triathlon promises to be an unmissable event whether you are a first timer or seasoned professional. As well as the triathlon, there are also options for competitors to enter an Aquabike event or a SUP (stand-up paddle board) triathlon. The event is supporting the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and Rockinghorse – the fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital.

All competitors will receive an event t-shirt and memento, with prizes on offer for the top 3. The Eastbourne Triathlon will also offer a £1,000 prize purse should the event attract 300 or more entries.

You can find out more and enter the Eastbourne Triathlon online at www.eastbournetriathlon.com

The event is supported by Visit Eastbourne, Beyond Sport Marketing, The Event Team, The Friday Ad Group, The Tri Store, Handswork, Brighton Bike Fit, Neptune SUP, The Grand Eastbourne, Zone3 and ZigZag Alive. The Eastbourne Triathlon supports the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and Rockinghorse – the fundraising arm for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

Eastbourne Triathlon partners with Zone3

The Eastbourne Triathlon has partnered with the number one British triathlon brand, Zone3, ahead of the new triathlon challenge event taking place on the 12th June 2016.

Zone3 are manufactures of an award-winning range of tri-wetsuits and apparel, incuding the Aspire range which received a rating of 10/10 by 220 Triathlon Magazine, the only wetsuit to have received full marks.

Zone3 will be proving the event t-shirts, branded swim-caps and event mementoes as well as providing some very special prizes to be given away amongst the competitors at the event.

Richard Campbell, Race Director for the Eastbourne Triathlon said:

“I’m delighted to partner with the best wetsuit company in the UK. They make an unbelievably good range of products that can be bought locally and they are also a fairly local business, situated in Surrey. They support athletes from beginners to elites and they will bring a fantastic energy to this event in its first year.”

George Mann, Zone3 said:

“We are very pleased to be supporting this wonderful new event in Eastbourne. It has such potential and the swim course sounds really special. We know the athletes will be truly supported by Beyond Sport Marketing and can’t wait to be a part of the 2016 Eastbourne Triathlon.”

Zone3 sponsored triathletes Sam Wade has also confirmed his place in the race and will be hoping to represent his sponsors and challenge for the title against a top quality field that also includes Australian Ben Allen, Karl Alexander and local prospect Luke Howard. The women’s field includes Jacqui Slack and Yvette Grice.

The Eastbourne Triathlon consists of a 600m sea swim, 25km road cycle and a 5.4km run – taking place on the 12th June 2016 from Western Lawns, Eastbourne in front of the historic Grand Hotel. The event is set in a stunning location, including an area of outstanding beauty and classic British seafront start and finish and includes an Aquabike and SUP/Bike/Run option as well. Entries are still available at www.eastbournetriathlon.com

Be sure to keep on top of all Zone3 news in 2016 as they launch their most exiting collection to date, due to hit the stores worldwide in March.

Twitter – @Zone3wetsuits

Facebook – Zone3

Instagram – @zone3official

Website – www.racezone3.com

Pro triathlete Sam Wade set to start the Eastbourne Triathlon

Pro triathlete Sam Wade is the latest to confirm he will be on the start line for the new Eastbourne Triathlon on the 12th June 2016.

Wade is a sprint triathlon specialist and as such, becomes a huge shout for taking the title in what is shaping up to be a quality professional race that will take place alongside hundreds of other amateurs and first timers over the 600m sea swim, 25km road cycle and 5.4km run triathlon challenge.

At just 22, Sam Wade can boast the following achievements on his CV:

  • Reigning 20-24 British Sprint Champion
  • 3rd  Elite at the 2013 British Championships
  • Represented Team GB at BUCS and European Cup level
  • 2nd at the Hever Castle Triathlon 2015

Wade will have his work cut out as the stunning scenery and prestigious new event has also attracted the world-class Australian Ben Allen, British pros Karl Alexander and Euan Adams and local junior talent in Luke Howard. The women’s race will also feature Jacqui Slack and Yvette Grice.

Entries are still available for the 2016 event at www.eastbournetriathlon.com

Enter the Eastbourne Triathlon today

The Eastbourne Triathlon has been re-launched in 2016 and is being organised by the Eastbourne-based sports marketing, PR and events company, Beyond Sport Marketing. Already tipped to be one of the ‘hottest triathlons in 2016’, the Eastbourne Triathlon promises to be an unmissable event whether you are a first timer or seasoned professional. As well as the triathlon, there are also options for competitors to enter an Aquabike event or a SUP (stand-up paddle board) triathlon. The event is supporting the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and Rockinghorse – the fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital.

All competitors will receive an event t-shirt and memento, with prizes on offer for the top 3. The Eastbourne Triathlon will also offer a £1,000 prize purse should the event attract 300 or more entries.

You can find out more and enter the Eastbourne Triathlon online at www.eastbournetriathlon.com

The event is supported by Visit Eastbourne, Beyond Sport Marketing, The Event Team, The Friday Ad Group, The Tri Store, Handswork, Brighton Bike Fit, Neptune SUP, The Grand Eastbourne, Zone3 and ZigZag Alive. The Eastbourne Triathlon supports the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and Rockinghorse – the fundraising arm for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

Pro triathlete Karl Alexander on the start line for the Eastbourne Triathlon

Pro triathlete Karl Alexander is the latest to announce his intentions to compete at the Eastbourne Triathlon, set for the 12th June 2016.

Alexander, who is one of the countries best long distance triathletes, has decided to challenge himself on a shorter course triathlon and is looking forward to taking on the Eastbourne Triathlon challenge over the 600m swim, 25km cycle course and 5.4km run.

Alexander can list top performances and wins at the Hever Castle Gauntlet, Outlaw Half and coming 2nd at The Bastion and British Middle Distance Championships. Can the cyclist specialist mix it though with the more specialised pros?

We will see!

The Eastbourne Triathlon welcomes athletes of all abilities, from the pros who will be competing for the overall win, to the first timers who want to take on a fitness challenge and complete their first triathlon.

Entries are still available online at www.eastbournetriathlon.com

Children’s charity teams up with Eastbourne Triathlon

George with Rockinghorse sign

Local children’s charity Rockinghorse has teamed up with the Eastbourne Triathlon to offer their supporters the opportunity to take part in the event and raise funds to help sick children in Sussex.

Eastbourne is set to welcome world-class talent to the new triathlon which takes place on Sunday 12 June with the UK’s Jacqui Slack and Australia’s Ben Allen confirming their attendance for the race. The event consists of a 600 metre sea swim, 25 kilometre road cycle through the South Downs National Park, before finishing with a 5 kilometre run and a glorious promenade finish in front of The Grand Hotel.

The Eastbourne Triathlon has been re-launched for 2016 and is being organised by the Eastbourne-based company Beyond Sport Marketing. It promises to be an unmissable event catering for both first-timers and seasoned professionals with the option for competitors to enter an Aquabike event or a SUP (stand-up paddle board) triathlon. Rockinghorse has 10 exclusive charity places available and offers discounted entry to the event with a minimum fundraising target.

The charity is looking for supporters to take part in the triathlon and help raise money for their projects at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) which is based in Brighton. As the official fundraising arm of the Alex, Rockinghorse raises money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment as well as ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

Hannah Seltzer, Challenge Events Fundraiser at Rockinghorse, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer our supporters the opportunity to take part in the brand new Eastbourne Triathlon which is a must for budding triathletes. Many thanks to Race Director Richard Campbell for choosing to support as an official charity partner of the event.”

Richard Campbell, Race Director, added: “I’m so happy that we are supporting Rockinghorse. The work they do is tremendous and the bravery and spirit of the young people under the care of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital is humbling – I hope that lots of triathletes join up to support Rockinghorse and we can raise a lot of money for this brilliant cause.”

Registration is £45 per place and the charity is asking its participants to raise £250 in sponsorship. For more information or to sign up, call Hannah on 01273 330044 or emailhannah.seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk.

Pro triathlete Yvette Grice set to race hometown Eastbourne Triathlon 2016

Yvette Grice 2

Pro triathlete and Eastbourne resident, Yvette Grice, has put her name down for the inaugural triathlon in her
hometown set for the 12th June 2016.

The Eastbourne Triathlon event, which takes place from the Western Lawns on the historic seafront, consists of a 600 metre sea swim, 25 kilometre cycle through the South Downs National Park, before finishing with a 5 kilometre run and a glorious promenade finish and is a new major sporting event for the Sussex town. Grice, who has won major national and international events including Ironman UK (2010), Challenge Henley (2011) and many more besides, is set to start the race as the women’s favourite for the 2016 title.

Yvette Grice said:

“I wouldn’t miss my hometown race for the world and it will be a real pleasure to be able to compete from home and thank all the local clubs, friends and businesses who support me internationally. Triathlon is a fantastic and accessible sport and I hope lots of people will join me on the 12th of June, either to take part or spectate and support the athletes and the event”

Richard Campbell, Race Director, said:

“It’s great that a professional athlete of Yvette’s calibre has chosen to take part and support, her local event. The Eastbourne Triathlon has the potential to be one of the best triathlons in the UK and the town and venue is a fantastic hub of multisport activity. It is estimated that the event will contribute £70,000 to the local economy and we are very excited to develop it in partnership with the local council and bring another quality sporting event to the town. It will be brilliant to see Yvette race in her hometown and she is a great ambassador of the sport and this is a real opportunity for local triathletes and kids, to come and see her in action”.

Yvette Grice is not the only professional athlete who has chosen to race the Eastbourne Triathlon and she will be pushed to beat world-class Brit Jacqui Slack, who is a former British Champion and has won 9 XTERRA World Cup races. The pair will also be joined on the startline by pro mountain biker Euan Adams, and another Eastbourne junior talent in Luke Howard.

Enter the Eastbourne Triathlon today

The Eastbourne Triathlon has been re-launched in 2016 and is being organised by the Eastbourne-based sports marketing, PR and events company, Beyond Sport Marketing. Already tipped to be one of the ‘hottest triathlons in 2016’, the Eastbourne Triathlon promises to be an unmissable event whether you are a first timer or seasoned professional. As well as the triathlon, there are also options for competitors to enter an Aquabike event or a SUP (stand-up paddle board) triathlon. The event is supporting the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards.

All competitors will receive an event t-shirt and memento, with prizes on offer for the top 3. The Eastbourne Triathlon will also offer a £1,000 prize purse should the event attract 300 or more entries.

You can find out more and enter the Eastbourne Triathlon online at www.eastbournetriathlon.com

The event is supported by Visit Eastbourne, Beyond Sport Marketing, The Event Team, The Friday Ad Group, The Tri Store, Handswork, Brighton Bike Fit, Brighton Film School, Neptune SUP, The Grand Eastbourne and ZigZag Alive. The Eastbourne Triathlon supports the Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards and Rockinghorse – the fundraising arm for the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital.

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