The Blithfield Triathlon takes place in rural Staffordshire at Blithfield Reservoir which provides a stunning visual aspect in a particularly picturesque landscape, the reservoir is located close to Abbots Bromley, above the M6 and below the A50. Between Derby and Uttoxeter.
You can enter the Blithfield triathlon as a sprint distance event or the full olympic distance. Making this ideal for those competitors attempting open water triathlon for the first time.
Beginners to open water triathlon
This is an ideal event for novices taking those first few steps into open water triathlon.
Full instructions will be given before the event and if you have any question please get in touch. Many more people will be using this as their first event also, so you won’t be alone.
Swim 750m – 1 lap / 1.5K 2 Laps
The swim takes place in the bottom right hand corner of the reservoir. There will be sufficient safety cover on the water along with a lead and safety canoes. Wetsuits will be mandatory for the swim section.
Bike 20K – 1 lap / 40K 2 Laps
The bike course will be 1 lap for the sprint event and is relatively flat with a few rollers around the scenic lanes of Staffordshire. The course will be marshaled and clearly signposted throughout the bike section. A cycle helmet must be worn throughout. The bike section will be non-drafting.
Run 5K – 1 lap / 10K 2 Laps
After jumping off your bike you will head out onto the out and back run around the edge of the reservoir, to turn on the causeway. The course is mostly on tarmac and footpaths and has some great scenery. A drinks station (High Five) will be at the turnaround and finish line. The run course will be 1 lap for the sprint.
Huub Multisport series
With the support of Long Term sponsors Huub Design, we are proud to once again be running the Huub multisport series.
To qualify you need to complete 3 out of the possible 6 duathlon or triathlon events in 2014 and you will automatically be listed in the series standings