The Big East Triathlon
23rd May 2021.
Starting from 09:25am (depending on tide times)
This event is organised by Active Training World
The Big East Triathlon
JOIN US FOR THE BIG EAST TRIATHLON ON SUNDAY 23RD MAY 2021.
The Big East Triathlon has become a classic within the triathlon community.
The event consists of a Challenge event with an 800m swim in the River Blackwater, a 48km cycle in the peaceful Essex countryside and a 10km lapped run based around Bradwell, the sea wall and marshes passing the historic St Peters Chapel.
The Middle Distance event features a 1.6km swim, 92km cycle and finishes with a 20km lapped run.
Aquabike options are also available.
Please note that is a tidal river and will be more challenging than a typical open water or pool swim.
Wetsuits are not compulsory.
Swim Cut-Off is strictly 11:00AM
Cycle Cut-Off is 17:00
The triathlon will begin at 9:25am. The start time is dependant on tide times, which we will know closer to the event. All events will take the style of a time trial with athletes starting at short intervals with the fastest athletes starting the swim first. This is based on the estimated finish time given at the checkout when entering. This format may change depending on the Covid restrictions in place at the time.
Many people are understandably nervous regarding entering events again and we want to assure you that we take every measure we can to organise a safe, socially distanced event. To see this in action watch our video Covid-19 Safety at ActiveTrainingWorld Running and Triathlon Events
We want you to book with confidence so, if this event can no longer go ahead, and an alternative date isn’t found, you will be offered a virtual event or a refund of your entry fee. (Booking fees are non-refundable)
Sunday 23rd May 2021.
Start Time: From 9:25am (depending on tide times)
LOCATION: Bradwell Marina, Waterside, Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex CM0 7RB
Online entries: Pay by major credit/debit cards
Registration opens from: 8:00am
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.
Book your place
- 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
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Custom designed medal for all finishers!
Prizes for Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women overall.
Plus prizes for Top 3 Men & Top 3 Women in age 40+ category
There will be no prizegiving on the day but you will be able to collect your medals.
There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.
Swim: The event consists of a 800m/1.6km swim in the River Blackwater and the Swim Cut-Off is strict due to the changing tide
Wetsuits are not compulsory
Bike: The cycle course takes athletes out of Bradwell Waterside and onto the quiet, scenic roads of the Dengie Peninsula. Here you will pass through small towns and villages with traditional weatherboard homes, negotiate the Burnham Bends and experience a fast and flat course over the marshes. Challenge distance athletes will complete 1 lap of the course and Middle distance athletes 2 laps.
Challenge Distance Bike Course – 1 lap (48km) – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1395556?units=km
Middle Distance Bike Course – 2 laps (92km) – https://www.plotaroute.com/route/1395776?units=km
Cycle Cut-Off is 7 Hours 30 Minutes from the Start Time
Run: Athletes will run out of Bradwell Waterside past the old airfield and RAF memorial before heading through Bradwell-on-Sea towards the coast. St Peters Chapel will become visible as you retrace the steps of religious pilgrims from as far back as 654AD. The course then follows the sea wall, popular with walkers, before passing the decommissioned nuclear power station and returning to Bradwell Waterside. Surface is a mixture of paved roads, trail, grass and gravel track.
Challenge Distance Run Course
Middle Distance entrants complete 2 laps
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Other Race Information
It is important that you are fit to run and have not experienced any Covid-19 symptoms in the 14 days leading up to the event.
Please wear your number pinned to the front and back of your vest 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 will be located on site at Bradwell Marina. There is strictly no parking on the road or the marina entrance road. You may be charged £1 to park for the day. Car Parking opens at 08:00AM
We will not be providing a changing area, therefore please come changed and ready to race.
There will be an informal baggage drop area for you to leave any belongings within the transition area.
There will be toilets available.
Dogs & Buggies
No dogs and buggies allowed
If you are unable to attend due to illness, injury, family bereavement, jury service you will only be eligible for a refund on production of official evidence: Positive Covid-19 test result, Doctor’s note, Death Certificate etc.
If the event should have to be cancelled due to reasons beyond ATW’s control (for example, severe weather, local or national lockdown) entrants will be given a range of options to choose from, which will include a refund of their entry fee (less the booking fee).
By entering this event you agree to the below terms and conditions:
Your name, date of birth and email details will be onto the chip timing company. Personal details will be deleted 1 week after the event.
Where specified on the booking form any medical information will be passed onto the medical team present at the event.
1) I am over 17 as at 31/12/2021 (Challenge Distance) or over 18 as at 31/12/2021 (Middle Distance).
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.