The swim is held in the Triangle Leisure Centre's 25-metre, 8-lane pool. It is a 'zig-zag' swim: you'll swim two lengths, keeping to the left of the lane, then move on a lane until you run out of lanes (total 400m). It's worth practising diving under the rope on your turnaround - it's much quicker than stopping and ducking under the rope. When you've finished your swim, you can either exit the pool at the end of the lane or use the exit ladder.
The first swimmer will start at 7am. Competitors will enter the water in number order based on estimated swim times (starting at number 1, slowest to fastest). Estimated times are never completely accurate, so overtaking is inevitable in the pool. Please read the Swim Etiquette notes for more info.
At the end of the swim, leave the pool and exit through the double doors to the transition area, taking care as the floor may be slippery.
Transition will take place in the tennis courts. Please familiarise yourself with the entry and exit points before the race.
After the swim, run through the 'Swim IN' transition entry point, find your bike in the transition area, then change into your cycle kit.
YOUR BIKE HELMET MUST BE SECURELY FASTENED ON YOUR HEAD BEFORE YOU TOUCH YOUR BIKE, OR YOU RISK BEING DISQUALIFIED.
When you're ready, unrack your bike and wheel it to the 'Bike OUT' transition exit. Mount your bike in the bike mount/dismount box, as indicated by the marshals, then set off on the bike leg.
The cycle course is a one-lap, 25km course on country roads, including some lovely Sussex countryside.
THE HIGHWAY CODE MUST BE OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES. Any competitors caught cycling dangerously or with disregard for the Highway Code will be penalised.
DRAFTING IS PROHIBITED. Any competitors caught drafting will be penalised. If you are overtaken, you must drop back and maintain a gap of at least 10 metres ahead of you.
Marshals will be positioned at all turns on the course to guide you. There will be signs to warn traffic, but please take care as you proceed around the course.
Cycle into the leisure centre car park, then dismount in the bike mount/dismount box. This will be well indicated by the marshals. Wheel your bike through the 'Bike IN' transition entry point and rack it at your kit point, before removing your helmet.
MAKE SURE YOU RACK YOUR BIKE BEFORE REMOVING YOUR CYCLE HELMET.
Change into your running gear and head out of the 'Run OUT' transition exit. Your race number will need to be visible on your front before you start the run.
The run course is an out-and-back route through the streets of Burgess Hill and out into the quiet surrounding lanes, finishing back in front of the leisure centre.