10th MAY 2020




Dear competitor 


Today we have learned that British Triathlon have suspended organised triathlon activity with immediate effect until at least 30 April.  Regrettably, this means our race scheduled for 10th May will need to be postponed. Our race committee are already working hard looking at viable alternatives and will be in touch once the outlook with covid-19 becomes clearer.


East Grinstead Triathlon takes great pride in providing you the best possible experience and we are sorry for the disappointment this will cause.  As a reminder, the race terms and conditions can be found here.

Best wishes


Race Director

A copy of the letter that has been sent out to all competitors is below:

Dear EG Triathlon 2020 entrant,


We have been looking forward to your company on 10th May for the East Grinstead Triathlon, however, the current situation that we all find ourselves in has meant that we will be cancelling this year’s event.


We’ve taken great pride in the 35 year unbroken run that our race has enjoyed and are upset that we will be disappointing the many competitors who often return year on year and we count amongst our friends.


This has been a hard decision but we now want to make sure that 2021 is a year and a race befitting of our 35th celebration.


You now have three options:


  1. The 2021 Race is booked for Sunday 9th May 2021 subject to permit. We want you to be there and hope you feel the same because it is your participation that has made this race a staple in the race calendar all these years. If that’s what you want too, then your entry will be automatically rolled over to next year and there is nothing else for you to do - except train when the opportunity allows!


  1. Not running the event in 2020 will dramatically affect the finances of the East Grinstead Triathlon Club with the membership having to bear the losses over the coming year. If you felt you were able to donate the full amount of your entry to assist the club at this time this would be greatly appreciated. To take this option please email us at treasurer@egti.com. With this option you will need to re-enter the 2021 Race and pay the appropriate fees should you decide to compete.


  1. We do, however, appreciate that this might not be suitable for everyone so there is also the opportunity for a refund of your race entry, less a 15% deduction for costs incurred (see Race Entry Terms & Conditions section 12 Event Cancellation). If this is the option you would like to take, then please email us at treasurer@egtri.com  by the 10th May 2020. Refunds will be made by bank transfer and you will need to provide your full bank details to enable this to happen.


Next year will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our 35th race and a clean bill of health for everyone. We’re excited at that prospect and hope you will be looking forward to that day with us.


Best wishes to you and your families, stay safe and see you next year.


Dave Watmore

Race Director

East Grinstead Triathlon Club



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