JERSEY TRIATHLON 2016
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.
In 2013 the event had a make over and relocated the core race areas to the waterfront in St Helier, as it commenced its preparations for the hosting the Jersey 2015 Island Games triathlon event. It also added a shorter Super Sprint race to the day as well as team relay option on the Olympic course. In 2016 we expect that the Jersey Triathlon will continue to follow this course, meaning that it will be identical to the course that was used for the Island Games Event in June 2015.
We are also pleased to announce that this year the event will have an all new category, 'Jersey Sprint Distance' which will be a variation on the normal Sprint distance! The course will consist of a 750m swim in front of the iconic Elizabeth Castle, then a challenging one-lap 40km bike course and finishing with a 5km run around Jersey's Waterfront and Elizabeth Marina.
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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