The Mid Sussex Triathlon is a labour of love, run by the enthusiasts at the Mid Sussex Triathlon Club.
The friendliest tri in the south!
Our objective is to make this a great race, so the emphasis is on a relaxed atmosphere where you can simply enjoy the event. We get a real buzz as club members marshaling on the the day - it's a pleasure to support new athletes and old. We like to think our feedback indicates the pleasure people get from the day: read more below.
Everyone is welcome
We want our race to be as affordable as possible, so we keep the entry fee as low as possible - the price hasn't changed for a few years. We love welcoming new people to the sport and we have a long tradition of encouraging novices to get to the start line. We're happy to answer questions and provide tips for beginners, and we also offer a course familiarisation day (May 2020, date tbc) when you can try the bike and run routes. On race day, our marshals are known for their patience helping people.
Equally, this well-designed course appeals to experienced athletes, and many of our seasoned competitors come back year after year to compete.
We were delighted to welcome visually impaired teams in 2018 and 2019 and we'd like to see again in the future. We've also brought back relays, for those who are not able or confident enough to attempt the whole race.
Well organised and great value
2020 will be our 20th year running a slick, well-organised race. Our race is great value because we're not running a commercial venture. We have one of the lowest entry prices in the region, which includes free photos, a fantastic bespoke medal (see here for last year's super popular one), a big lucky draw after the race, an entertaining prize-giving ceremony, and plenty of goodies given out along the way. This year we will be introducing chip timing.
In addition, as fellow triathletes, we know that injuries occur and circumstances change, which is why we offer a full refund (less any bank charges) if you enter but can't take part. Duplicate entries made in genuine error will also be refunded in full. See our T&Cs for more info.
Your words, not ours
Every year, we receive a huge amount of positive feedback from our athletes. Here's what some of them had to say.