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The East Grinstead Triathlon
14th May 2023

Sprint Triathlon: 400m swim | 26km bike | 5km run
Try-a-Tri Youth (16-19), Female & Open: 200m | 11km | 2.5km

Sprint Triathlon

Suitable for beginners through to seasoned triathletes, this is one of the friendliest most scenic races in the calendar, now in our 37th year!

After a 400 m pool swim at Kings Leisure Centre, you will cycle 26 km on an undulating and scenic route through the villages of Forest Row and Hartfield, before running 5 km (two laps) around East Grinstead town to finish.


We are offering our popular club wave option again this year, for clubs entering with a large number of participants and wanting to start together in a dedicated wave. Please email for more details. Note – participants must still enter as normal through the BTF website entry page.

Race Recce

A race recce will take place 2 weeks in advance of the race, on Saturday 29th April. It provides the opportunity to get to know the bike and run course and get some friendly race advice from our club members. ​Please email to reserve your place as we have limited capacity for the recce. Further information to follow nearer the event.


Try-a-Tri & Youth* Race

This year we are opening our shorter Try-a-Tri event to both Female and Open categories, as well as using the same course for our Youth race. We will still have a separate Ladies Try-a-Tri wave as in previous years, but now provide the opportunity for everyone to build their race confidence with this shorter format.

Many of our female members took their first steps on their triathlon journey at our Try-a-Tri before progressing to standard distance and even iron-distance events.

*Please note that our Youth Race is for competitors 16-19 years old only.

The Try-a-Tri event starts with a 200 m (8 lengths) pool swim and it doesn't matter how long it takes you - we will provide all the encouragement and support you need. You will then cycle 11 km though the village of Ashurst Wood before setting out on a 2.5km run around the scenic town of East Grinstead with marshals cheering you all the way to get you across that finish line.

I had a fantastic time great experience and amazingly supported by you guys. Will be doing it again!" Anthony Y.
'Thanks for a great event on Sunday it was extremely well organised and fun to take part' Zoe D.
'Thank you and your team for an excellent event. This was my first tri and everyone was so friendly and helpful. I really had fun and look forward to doing the sprint tri next year.' Sara B.

2023 Race Photos courtesy of Epic Action Imagery

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