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.
Blithfield sprint distance event new for 2008 You can now compete 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. The sprint distance will be a 750m swim (1 lap), 20K bike (1 lap) and 5K run (1 lap). The full olympic distance will be on exactly the same course but with 2 laps of each discipline.
Swim (1500m / 750m)
The swim takes place in the bottom right hand corner of the reservoir (see iamge above and location on left). 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 (40K / 20K)
The bike course will be 2 laps for the full and 1lap 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 (10K / 5K)
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 and 2 laps for the full.
The race will be held under the rules of the British Triathlon Association. For full details please visit their website www.britishtriathlon.org or contact them on (01509) 226161. A BTA race referee will be present throughout the day.
We are always in need of marshals on the course so if there are any partners or friends out there that are willing to help please get in touch with us and you will be rewarded with an event t-shirt.
All finishers will receive a well deserved finishers T-shirt and prizes will also be awarded to age-group winners. The prize presentation will take place not long after the last finisher.
Race information will be available on this site 10-14 days before the event.