Pippingford Park To Play Host To The Inaugural Eventrex Cross Triathlon
Author : Press Release
PhotoCredit : Eventrex Sport
Date Posted : 2018/05/16
Eventrex Sport Events are proud to announce the Trail X Cross Triathlon hosted at Pippingford Park on the 9th of September 2018. The course is totally off road; an open water swim followed by a mountain bike and run course full of challenging climbs and fun descents that will have you grinning from ear to ear!
Pippingford Park covers nearly 1000 acres of woodland and heathland with 3 long lakes hidden in the bottom of the valley providing a perfect playground for off road multisport.
We’re offering two distances for 2018;
‘Full Fat’ – 1000m point to point swim / 24km mtb / 8km trail run
‘Sugar Free’ – 500m point to point swim / 12km mtb / 4km trail run
The arrangement of Pippingfords lakes enables us to have a point to point swim along three of the lakes, there will be 3 short carpeted runs between each lake and up to transition – this does allow us to have the world’s first uphill triathlon swim (approx. 12m of elevation!) The shorter distance will cover just two of the lakes.
Pippingford Park has previously played host to the Southern XC MTB series, the Southern Enduro series and the National MTB Marathon championships, so we have plenty of singletrack available! However, we want the course to accommodate everyone, from first timers to world champions; we’ve designed a rolling course to entertain everyone, the faster you go the more technical it’ll get!
We’re aiming for around 50% singletrack, 25% double track and 25% gravel track to make overtaking opportunities stress-free and plentiful for everyone. The longer distance will cover two laps of 12km, with the shorter distance just one lap.
From transition, competitors will climb steadily through a twisty woodland path, before heading over the open meadows towards the Manor House. From there racers will head down the hill into and out of the woods towards the finish. ’Full Fat’ competitors will complete 2 laps, with ‘Sugar Free’ completing 1 lap.
All finishers will be rewarded with an Eventrex medal.
All Category winners will receive some excellent prizes from our supporting sponsors.
Entries are already open, with an earlybird saving offer available until the end of June.
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