Registration will take place in the Triangle Leisure Centre car park by the main entrance as follows. We encourage people registering on the Saturday to avoid stress on the Sunday morning. Registration times are Saturday 16.00-17.30 and Sunday 05.45-06.30, at the race location: 

The Triangle Leisure Centre
Jane Murray Way (A273)
Burgess Hill
RH15 8WA

Try a Tri registration times are provided in the final email. During registration, you'll need to sign the registration sheet and confirm your emergency contact number. If you wish to register for someone else, please bring along some basic ID or permission from them. 

BTF members: if you have a valid British Triathlon (BTF) licence, you'll need to show it at registration or pay £5 for a day licence, but this can be refunded on Sunday when you bring your licence. 

Non-BTF members: You'll need a day licence, which costs £5. If you specified 'Non-BTF member' when you entered, this cost will have been included in your entry fee. If you registered as non-BTF but have subsequently joined, we can refund you £5 if you show your licence.



Your race pack will include two race bibs. One must be displayed on your back while cycling, and the other on your front while running. We'd recommend investing in a race belt to save faffing with safety pins. Your race pack will also contain bike and helmet number stickers, with one spare.

Our marshals will write your race number in indelible ink on your left leg and hand before you enter transition. Make your way into the transition area with your bike and helmet numbers attached. You can then rack your bike and lay out your kit. Nothing can be left on Saturday - all your equipment is brought into transition on Sunday morning.

Note that the transition area will be closed off before the race begins, so please give yourself plenty of time to rack the bike, sort out your kit and allow for numerous toilet breaks! You will need to poolside at least 15 minutes before your start time. 

Please be aware of competitors who have already started racing and keep clear of the swim exit route. Toilets, changing rooms and lockers are located next to the pool: the lockers take £1 coins.



All competitors must attend the compulsory race briefing before the race at 06.45. All important safety notices and any course amendments will be explained at the briefing.

The Race Director will give the briefings. Please feel free to ask him any questions.



Swimmers will start in 15 to 20 second intervals in race number order. It starts with the 20 minute swimmers around 07.00 and the fastest swimmers lounge around and look cool! As a guide, number 200 (approx 8 minutes swimmers) will enter the water around 07.45. The Try a Tri will set off last, about 8.20.

You wil finish somewhere between 8.40 and 10.30, depending on your start time. There is a ceremony with lots of adulation for everyone about 10.40.



  • No ebikes.
  • The use of MP3 players, mobile phones, personal video recording devices or headphones while racing is prohibited.
  • Tumble turns are NOT allowed. You will be penalised for these.
  • No calf guards or buoyancy shorts in the pool
  • Any competitor (including their family or friends) abusing our marshals or fellow competitors will be immediately disqualified.
  • Only competitors and officials are allowed within the fenced transition areas. You must show your race number to gain access to and exit from transition.
  • All competitors should follow our race etiquette. This includes allowing faster swimmers to pass. Marshals will show a 'give way' sign to any swimmers who are causing an obstruction. Swimmers must comply with the marshal's instruction. Please read the swim etiquette section to avoid any confusion. 
  • Please remember to be courteous to the marshals. They are all fellow triathletes who are volunteering their time to make sure you have a great race.



  • BTF race rules require that a cycle helmet is worn throughout the cycling discipline. You must put on your helmet  BEFORE you take your bike from the rack in the swim-cycle transition. You must not remove your helmet until your bike has been racked in the cycle-run transition.
  • Cycles must not be ridden in the transition areas. You must mount and dismount within the designated areas immediately outside the transition zone. Listen to the marshals' advice: they are there to help and advise you.
  • During the event, all roads will be open to normal traffic. You must follow the Highway Code. Cycle on the LEFT: if you are overtaking a slower rider, pull in as soon as you have passed.
  • Remember that you will NOT have priority at junctions and therefore must follow all normal traffic signs, especially 'Give Way' and 'Stop' signs. Please be particularly aware of horses and riders: if you do encounter them, please make them aware of your presence by shouting "Rider on the right", then slow down and give a wide berth.
  • Any cyclist who is reported by marshals, officials, police, other road users, competitors or spectators for riding dangerously or without due care will be disqualified without appeal. Dangerous riding includes (but is not limited to) riding in the centre or on the right side of a road, cutting across the centre white line at a junction, or failing to obey a marshal's instruction.
  • This event does not allow drafting. There will be a number of static and motorcycle-borne marshals monitoring the cycle course. Any infringement of the drafting rules will result in a minimum three-minute time penalty and may lead to disqualification.
  • The drafting rules allow 30 seconds for a rider to over take a slower rider.  It is the responsibility of the overtaken cyclist to drop back and maintain a 10-metre gap once the faster rider has his or her wheel in front of yours. 



The Aquabike will follow the same route as the triathlon bike route and will continue into transition (T2) as per the new BTF rules. You will then exit T2 via the run route, where your time will stop and your race will finish. You will then continue to the finish line (you will be directed by marshals along the 'swim in' route), where you can have your final race photo taken and receive your medal.


Competitors do not have right of way on the run course. The route includes sections on footpaths.  Please watch out for pedestrians and other road users. Remember to give horse riders a wide berth: when approaching from behind, shout to make them aware of your presence.


There are NO aid or fuel station on the bike route. There is one aid station, supplying water, at 2.5km on the run section. Competitors are therefore advised to carry their own drink bottles, gels etc on the bike.

If you are unable to carry empty bottles or bar/gel wrappers back to transition, please drop them with a marshal so we can clear up afterwards. PLEASE DO NOT LITTER. 



On race day, medical cover will be provided.  An ambulance will be based at the leisure centre ready to respond to any incident, whether within the grounds or on the cycle/run routes.

It is your own responsibility to ensure that you are fit and able to take part in the event. Please record an 'In Case of Emergency' phone number on the reverse of your race number. If you need assistance, please alert a marshal.

Many entrants do have a history of medical problems or will be taking medication or use inhalers. This information is invaluable to the medical support staff in the unlikely event of an emergency. For example, knowing that you are diabetic or asthmatic can speed the diagnosis and treatment of your problem.

Please enter your medical details on the reverse of your race number. If you do not, it may prolong the time taken to give you the appropriate treatment.



The one thing we do ask for is feedback: this helps us to shape the race and make it the best it can be. Some of you may have noticed that a lot has changed over the years, which has all resulted from the comments and advice we've received. Again, please submit feedback via the website.

Please familiarise yourself with all the information on the website. If you have any questions, please email the race director.



FREE DOWNLOADABLE race pictures are available courtesy of Sussex Sports Photography

Spot prizes will be presented at the award ceremony in the transition area after the race. All you need to do to take part is to put ONE of your race numbers in the bucket beside the trophy table. You must be at the ceremony to win a spot prize. If your number is called and you are not there, it will be redrawn.

The presentations for prize winners will be held in the transition area as soon as the results have been collated. If the weather is bad, we'll move inside to the canteen area in the leisure centre. We regret we are unable to post prizes after the event, unless prior arrangements are made. If you've won a prize, please do your best to stay for the presentation.



Your results will be available when you cross the line. All results will be available shortly after the race finishes on the results page here.


Have a great day and a winning race!