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All of our events are aimed to challenge seasoned athletes and also be accessible and fun for beginners.

2017 Race Calendar

  • Spring Sprint Duathlon

    Cudmore Grove, East Mersea

  • Mid Distance Triathlon

    West Mersea

  • Sprint Distance Triathlon

  • Try a Tri

  • Mersea Mile – Open Water Swim

  • Childrens Triathlon

  • SUP Evening

  • SUP Endurance – Round The Island Race

  • Sprint Distance Triathlon

  • Autumn Sprint Duathlon

May

Spring Duathlon

Duathlon
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5km Run, 20km Cycle, 3km Run

Sunday May 14, 2017 @ 11:00am

Start Time:
 11:00am

HW: 15:54 (5.13)

Cudmore Grove, Bromans Lane, East Mersea CO5 8UE

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 Duathlon’s 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 park’s 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!

June

“THE ISLANDER” – Mid Distance Triathlon

Triathlon
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1.9k Swim, 90km Bike, 21km Run

Sunday June 4, 2017 @ 09:00am

Start Time: 09:00am

HW: 09:10 (4.39)

The Old Lifeboat Shed, West Mersea CO5 8NA

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.

Ipswich Sprint Distance Triathlon (Pool Swim)

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Triathlon
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300m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run

Sunday June 11, 2017 @ 11:00am

Start Time: 11:00am

Ipswich High School for Girls, Woolverstone
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Sprint Triathlon comprising a 300m Pool Swim, 20km Bike and 5km Run.
For 2017, 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 Suffolk’s countryside and alongside the River. The Run will be mainly off-road along footpaths and through woodland.

Try a Tri

Entries for this event are now closed

Triathlon
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400m Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run

Saturday June 24, 2017 @ 12:00pm

Start Time: 12:00pm

HW: 13:09 (5.34)

Monkey Beach, West Mersea CO5 8LS

The Try-a-Tri is effectively a Super Sprint Triathlon comprising a 400m Swim, 10km Bike and 2.5km Run. It is an ideal first triathlon as the distances are very friendly for first timers.
However, a Super Sprint is also a challenging distance for the seasoned competitor. Just like any sprint distance it is a challenge to maintain a high intensity throughout no matter your level of fitness. This event takes place on the beach off Coast Road.

July

Open Water Swim – Mersea Mile

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Open Water Swim
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Sunday July 9, 2017 @ 12:00pm

Start Time: 12:00pm

HW: 13:29 (4.95)

The Old Lifeboat Shed, Coast Road, West Mersea CO5 8NA

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 and past shingle point, this is the 750m mark. The swimmers will then continue along the beach rounding the last race buoy to swim to the finish line based on the beach.

The race is in tidal conditions. It will take place around slack high water. All in all making it a unique 1 mile Open Water Swim.

Wetsuits are optional for this race.

SUP Evening

Just turn up on the day!

Paddleboard Run
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Saturday July 29, 2017 @ 16:30pm

HW: 17:14 (4.95)

Shingle Point, West Mersea CO5 8LS

Come & join us for a BBQ and fun – variety of Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Races & a Run-Swim-Run.

These will include SUP sprints, SUP-Run duathlon, SUP Relays and a slightly more endurance distance around Cobmarsh Island! There will also be a Run-Swim-Run. This is a typical world-wide beach lifeguard exercise perfect for testing your fitness.

This fun, relaxed, friendly, FREE evening is being run with Mersea Island Watersports and Fluid Lines.

There will be an open BYO BBQ throughout the evening. We may finish up with a fire on the beach or drinks in the Coast Inn afterwards – or maybe both!

If you’d like to put your name down for a board please email us. Boards will be booked on first come first serve basis but may be shared throughout the evening. If you have your own board feel free to bring it along.

September

SUP Day – Round Cobmarsh Island and more!

Paddleboard Run
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Sunday September 3, 2017 from 10:00am

Starting from: 10:00am

HW: 11:07 (4.36)

Shingle Point, West Mersea CO5 8LS

Fun Day for Everyone!

Due to demand we have changed the RTI SUP this year to Paddleboard Day and some sprint distance races, alongside round Cobmarsh Island Race.

The Mersea Island Rotary Club will be providing a BBQ on the day, raising money for their charities – bring the family along and make a day of it!

Fluid Lines & Mersea Island Watersports will be supporting the day – with some great prizes on offer for winners and beach cleaners!

Beach and Water clean with StarBoard Paddle and Surfers Against Sewage.

FREE event – just drop us an email to let us know your coming!

Mersea Island Sprint Distance Triathlon (Sea Swim)

This event is now full, entries for this event are now closed

Triathlon
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750m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run

Saturday September 9, 2017 @ 15:00pm

Start Time: 15:00pm

HW: 15:04 (5.48)

The Old Lifeboat Shed, Coast Road,
West Mersea CO5 8NA

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.

Colchester Sprint Distance Triathlon (Pool Swim)

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Triathlon
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300m Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run

Sunday September 24, 2017 @ 11:00am

Start Time: 11:00am

Exciting new event The Colchester Triathlon – run with The Garrison in Colchester. Pool swim, stunning cycle around Abberton Reservoir and finishing off with the run at athletics track. The charity for this event is the ABF – The Soldiers Charity.

October

Autumn Sprint Duathlon

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Duathlon
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5km Run, 20km Cycle, 3km Run

Sunday November 5th, 2017 @ 9:30am

Start Time: 09:30am

Cudmore Grove, Bromans Lane,
East Mersea CO5 8UE

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. It is a great event to add to the calendar for seasoned triathletes and duathletes. This event takes place at Cudmore Grove, East Mersea.
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