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West Suffolk Triathlon

West Suffolk Triathlon 2016

The West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club are proud to announce their fifth Sprint Triathlon based at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket. The event is being held on Sunday 25th September 2016.

EVENT SOLD OUT! Entry will open via Entry Central from 0700 Thursday 4th February.


Please ensure you read the terms and conditions carefully when entering the event. The event is being run under the rules of the British Triathlon.

EVENT SOLD OUT! Entry will be £31 for Triathlon England/Wales/Scotland members, and £36 for all non-members to cover the cost of a day licence. Entry is open to anyone who will be 16 and above on the day of the event date.

The Event

The Triathlon comprises of a 300m pool swim, 18km bike ride and 5km run. The bike section is an undulating country route, and the run section is mostly off road and virtually flat.


The 300m swim section uses the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre 25m pool. Swimmers undertake the 300m swim, starting at half-minute intervals, swimming up and down each lane, and then moving under the lane ropes into the next lane. Swimmers are seeded according to their stated swim time so it is important to be as accurate as you can with this detail. It will be possible to amend this time nearer the event.

Transition 1

At the ends of the swim section competitors move to the transition area across the Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre Car Park to collect their bike. Helmets must be fitted before moving the bike. The mount and dismount lines will be clearly marked and marshalled.


The 18km bike course is on quiet country roads however there are two right turns which are compulsory stop and foot down points on the outward leg. Failure to comply fully with the foot downs will result in disqualification. Riders are expected to follow the rules of the Highway Code. No helmet no ride (Helmets must meet safety standards, no head fairings, and be properly tightened at the chin – see Triathlon England website for details). Your number must be clearly visible from the back so marshals and timekeepers can record results.

Transition 2

At the end of the bike course, the bike is placed back in the transition area in the allotted racking, and the run section begins.


The 5km run section crosses Chilton Road and enters public footpaths. This crossing will be marshalled, but it is the responsibility of the competitor to ensure the crossing is safe before crossing the road. Two laps of the course are run, with the finish at the end of the south section of the run. Your number must be clearly visible from the front during the run section so marshals and timekeepers can record results.



Entry will open from 0700 Thursday 4th February via Entry Central

Please ensure you read the terms and conditions carefully when entering the event. The event is being run under the rules of the British Triathlon.


Bike course on Map My Ride -

A video of the bike route can be found on YouTube - click here

Run course on Map My Ride -


All finishers will receive a Finishing medal. Prizes will be awarded for 1,2,3 overall male and female, first place age group male and female, and best male and female novice.


The event is chip timed. Result will be published on the Stu Web website, and via the club website. same day.


Changing & toilet facilities are available at the Sports Centre. There is plenty of parking at the Sports Centre and an overflow car park at the school next door. Detailed instructions will be available nearer the event. If you have entered please ensure you read and understand them..


The Sports Centre has a cafe on site which will be open throughout the event from 0715. A menu will be posted on our website before the event.

Contact Us

We have tried to make the race suitable for both novice and experienced triathletes.

Need to contact the organisers?……

Please see our Facebook pages which we will keep up to date during the run up to the event at

Have a great race!

Julian Colman

Last Updated (Sunday, 18 September 2016 17:12)

About the West Suffolk Wheelers
  • The West Suffolk Wheelers cycling club was formed in 1922 and is based in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. We have a good cross-section of cycling on offer to welcome new and experienced cyclists alike. If you wish to learn bike handling skills for on and/or off-road cycling our members have the knowledge and experience to teach you. The Club is proud of it's development work with young people, and we have coaches to guide new cyclists in their training. We are active in all areas of cycling including: Road Racing, Time Trials, Track Racing, Club Runs,Touring, Audax, Sportive, Mountain Biking and Cyclo-cross. Members also compete in triathlon competitions; the Club is recently affiliated to Triathlon England, and new triathlete members are welcomed

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