ATW Big East Triathlon – Maldon Tri – 10th July 2022

ATW Big East Triathlon

(incorporated within the Maldon Tri for 2022)


The Big East Triathlon has become a classic within the triathlon community and this year, due to building works at the Bradwell Marina, it has relocated its Race HQ to the beautiful location of Promenade Park, Maldon, and will be run as part of the Maldon Tri taking place on the same day.

Lap round the iconic statue celebrating the Saxon Battle of Maldon during the run

The event consists of a Middle Distance event with a 1500m swim alongside the promenade, an 87km cycle in the peaceful Essex countryside and a 20km multi-lap run around the Promenade Park and Hythe Quay, providing copious opportunities for your supporters to cheer you on.

This year, we are holding the event alongside the ATW Maldon Triathlon, and for anyone seeking a shorter distance event, there is a Sprint and Standard distance race available.

Please note that is a tidal river and will be more challenging than a typical open water or pool swim. Wetsuits are recommended but not compulsory, subject to British Triathlon guidelines (section 4.2).

Aquabike and Relay options are also available.

Swim Cut-Off is strictly 10:10AM (1hr10 after starting)

Event Cut-Off is 17:00 (8 hours after starting)

The event is run under British Triathlon non-drafting rules

The triathlon will begin at 9:00am. The event will take the style of a deep-water mass start.

  • Location: Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5JQ
  • Start time: 9:00am.
  • Distances: Middle Distance Triathlon = 1500m swim, 87km bike , 20km run | Middle Distance Aquabike = 1500m swim, 87km bike
    This event is held alongside The ATW Maldon Triathlon which has a Sprint and Standard distance available.
  • Swim Cut Off: Due to the tidal nature of the river, there is a strict swim time limit of 1hr 10mins
  • Minimum Age: Middle Distance – 18yrs (ages on 31/12/2022)
  • Activity: Tidal River Swim, Cycling & Running

  • Open to: Solo participants and relay teams

  • Entry Fee: options from just £92 per person

  • Refunds ATW does not offer refunds, transfers or deferrals for this event or any events listed on the website. If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement or jury service, you will only be eligible for a transfer or credit note on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note or equivalent.
  • Event Cancellation If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond ATW’s control (for example – but not limited to – adverse weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a credit note for the value of their entry fee (minus the booking fee) to be used on any ATW event.
  • Additional Fees: A 6% booking fee will be added at the checkout
  • Event Organiser: ATW
  • Organiser Email: events@activetrainingworld.co.uk
  • Official Event Website: bigeasttriathlon.co.uk

Registration opens from: 7:30am

Here you will receive your race number, timing chip and stickers for your bike and helmet plus a swimming hat.

The day license for Non-BTF members is included in the entry price.

There will be an online race briefing made available before the event, it is mandatory to have watched this as there will be no pre-race briefing on the day.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number and rack your bike.


Swim: The event consists of a 1.5km swim in the tidal River Blackwater. There is a strict 1hr10 Swim Cut-Off due to the changing tide.
Swim course – 2 laps – 1.5km 

Bike: The cycle course takes athletes out of Maldon and onto the quiet, scenic roads of the Dengie Peninsula. Here you will take a right turn in Latchingdon and head East towards Tillingham, before turning back West through the villages of Steeple and Mayland. Upon returning to Latchingdon you’ll take a left and complete the lap three times before heading back towards Maldon. This lightning fast bike course only has 476m of climbing across the whole 87km ride and is bound to leave you with a smile on your face.
Middle Distance Bike Course – 3 laps – 87km
Middle Distance Bike Course Video

Run: The run is completed entirely within the Promenade Park providing a glorious opportunity for spectators to cheer you on. Athletes will run out of transition and head to the promenade where they will follow the river before heading inland and completing three out and back loops.  The lap is finished off with a circumnavigation of Maldon’s famous statue of Brithnoth, celebrating the Saxon Battle of Maldon. The surface is a mixture of paved roads, grass and gravel track.
Middle Distance Run Course – 5laps – 20km  
Middle Distance Run Course Lap

Swim – tidal river | Bike – fast, flat road | Run – a mixture of paved roads, grass and gravel track.

We actively welcome support and involvement from local communities, businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about marshalling, sponsorship or group bookings please contact us at the address below.

Spectators are encouraged to attend this event, cheer on the participants and provide a memorable experience for all those competing.

If you would like more info on this event please use the email address below:



Custom designed Maldon Tri medal for all finishers! 

Prizes for Top 3 Men &  Top 3 Women overall

There will be a prizegiving on the day, shortly after the results have been verified.

There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.

It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the days leading up to the event.

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front and back of your top or alternatively, using a race belt, rotate the race number to the back for the bike leg and the front for the run leg.

Parking at Promenade Park is charged per hour or £7 for the day and is pay and display. A dedicated car parking area is located on the triathlon event field. You will need to use the pay and display facilities. Athletes staying near Maldon town centre are advised to walk the short distance to the start. Promenade Park is well signed and there will be Triathlon Car Parking signs at the park. Follow the road to the end to park on the triathlon event field. Marshals will be in place to guide you. Car Parking opens at 07:00am and no sooner.

Changing Facilities
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race.

Baggage Drop
There will be an informal baggage drop area for you to leave any belongings within the transition area.

There will be toilets available.

Water Station
Water will be provided on the run route and at the finish. A feed station will be available on the bike route. Full info will be provided in the final details.

By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:

Your details will kept in accordance with the Active Training World Privacy Policy

Your name, date of birth, gender and email details will be passed onto Event Chip Timing.

Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event. 


1) I am over 18 as at 31/12/2022 

2)  I declare that I am medically fit to compete & understand that I do so entirely at my own risk.

3) I understand that I enter the race at my own risk and that no person(s) or organisation(s) will be held responsible for any accident, injury or loss to myself, prior to, during or after the event.

4) I understand the organisers reserve the right to alter the arrangements and conditions, should circumstances require.

5)  By entering this event, I accept BTF rules.


The event is being officially timed by Event Chip Timing and the results will be available on the day at http://results.eventchiptiming.com

Ticket Details

  • If this is your first registration on our new booking platform but had an ATW account previously, your old ATW log in details are now invalid and a new account will be created for you when you book your first event without logging in.
  • If you are booking more than 1 place, please ensure that you complete the individual details for each attendee accurately answering all the questions on their behalf.
  • Relay entries should be completed with lead entrant’s details only. Additional team members’ details will be taken at Registration on the day
  • The BTF Day License for the event is included in the price of a Non BTF Entry
  • Prices do not include 6% booking fee. This will be added at checkout.

Details Price Qty
Big East Triathlon Non BTF Member £98.00 (GBP)*  
Big East Triathlon BTF Member £92.00 (GBP)*  
Big East Triathlon Relay Non BTF Member £112.00 (GBP)*  / bundle 
Big East Triathlon Aquabike Non BTF Member £82.00 (GBP)*  / bundle 
Big East Triathlon Aquabike BTF Member £76.00 (GBP)*  / bundle 

Price does not include booking fee

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