We will run a free course familiarisation morning on Sunday 19 May 2019 to give you a chance to test the courses. We'll take you out for a guided lap of the bike and/or run routes, then we'll be on hand to answer any questions. Feel free to attend as much of the event as you like: either the bike, or the run, or both. You can confirm your attendance here.

The aim of this event will be to familiarise entrants with the course by answering questions as we ride and/or run around it at a leisurely pace. It does not include a swim. It will help familiarise you with the race day and ease your concerns about nagging questions such as what to wear, how much kit to pack, etc. All our us have had a first race day and we want to make easy and enjoyable for you. The emphasis of the day is a friendly ride around the course, not a race, so please don't worry if you have concerns about keeping the pace. 

We'll meet outside the main entrance to the Triangle Leisure Centre in Burgess Hill at 9am:
    The Triangle Leisure Centre
    Jane Murray Way (A273)
    Burgess Hill
    RH15 8WA
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The event is organised by experienced Triathletes from the Mid Sussex Triathlon Club who will be able to give advice and guidance if you wish. It's a great opportunity to get some sound advice and help with those pre-race nerves. We like nothing better than talking about triathlons!

We will have a short introduction then make up similar-ability groups and these groups will go at the pace of the slowest member. It is not a race practice! The approximate timings will be as follows – these will vary by group.

0845 Arrival
0900 Introduction
0910 Race day info

Swim / pool info
Transitions - "Dos and Don'ts"
Top Tips
Short Q&A

0930 Collect bikes and change
0940 Ride groups depart, in different paced groups, led by Mid Sussex Tri club members
1100 Rides return – grab a drink, change into running kit and leave for run course. Again, we'll go out in one or multiple groups (depending on take-up) and will be running at a gentle speed so no one gets left behind. You can also cycle the route if you'd prefer.
1130 Return to the leisure centre to answer any final questions
1230 Finish

You can confirm your attendance here.

We look forward to meeting you!




What should I bring into the event?

If you're cycling, a bike in roadworthy condition.  Helmet's are mandatory, no one will be allowed to ride without one.  Suitable cycle clothing for the conditions on the day and our recommendation would be to wear something with high visibility as we will be cycling on public roads. Please also bring basic tools/spares (i.e. pump and puncture kit fixed to your bike), just in case.

If you're running, then bring running clothing suitable for the conditions on the day.  The run will be on paved surfaces so road shoes are appropriate. Again, our recommendation will be to wear something with high visibility.

Drinks and snacks are also recommended.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The only requirement is that you are entered into the 2019 Mid Sussex Triathlon


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of parking at the Triangle.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?



Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, this will not be necessary - but you do need to have signed up here 


What if I need to cancel?

You will be able to cancel the ticket through the course familiarisation event website that you booked at.  We ask that you do this as soon as you know that you can not make it, as we need to manage the number of guides for the event.