JERSEY TRIATHLON 2017
The Jersey Triathlon is the most Southerly triathlon of the British Isles and is one of the most exciting, challenging and picturesque courses in Britain. The event is centred around Jersey's waterfront in St Helier, providing seemless transitions from swim to bike and bike to run. The popular course hosted the Jersey 2015 Island Games triathlon event and the 2017 event will follow a near identical course.
The Jersey Triathlon now operates with four different race categories, thus offering a distance for all levels of ability to participate. The largest of the races remains the 'Olympic' distance, but the event also has a 'Super Sprint distance and a 'Jersey Sprint' distance, which is a variation on the normal Sprint distance (where bikes course is a longer 40km). The event also operates a multi distance Junior Triathlon on the same day.
The Course Overview (Olympic)
The Swim Course, consists of two laps (750m each) with an Australian exit after lap one, and takes place in open water in front of the iconic Elizabeth Castle.
The Bike Course is a challenging one-lap (40km) bike course around the west of the island, which includes a few climbs and many long, flat sections. The race will be non-drafting
The Run Course, takes a technical four lap (2.5km each) run around Jersey's Waterftont and Elizabeth Marina. Runners will also get a spectacular close of view of Elizabeth Castle, as they run out along the elevated Marina wall.
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