Sunday 18th June 2017
Mill Green – Wargrave
This June, following the success of previous races, Wargrave will host its third Sprint Triathlon as part of the biannual village festival. Over 100 competitors have taken part previously in this exciting, fun and challenging event which will take you over some of Berkshire’s finest countryside. The event will be open to adults over the age of 18 for both individual and teams.
The Thameside village of Wargrave is a picturesque setting for demonstrating your athletic excellence. You’ll swim in the Thames river, cycle around the beautiful Berkshire countryside and finally run around the quiet local lanes. Whether you pick the individual sprint or are part of a relay team, it’s a marvellous setting to test out your running, cycling and swimming abilities!
Wargrave Triathlon is a great course, for many people it’s their first experience of the sport and for those that want to improve their times.
The 750m swim starts from the jetty at Ferry Lane. Competitors will swim upstream towards the railway bridge and back downstream again, returning to Ferry Lane.
A short run back to transition and the bike ride will then take riders out of village down to the A4 and then along and up to Burchetts Green. The route then tacks back towards Henley and up Remenham Hill before descending Kentons Lane and returning to Mill Green.
The 5k route is a scenic local circular route ending at Mill Green.
The swim part of Wargrave Tri takes place in the river Thames. It is a relatively straightforward swim but as you’ll be using a wetsuit and swimming in open water then practice is essential. The swim is often seen as the discipline that is most feared however this can be overcome by practising in open water beforehand. If you would like to swim the course beforehand there are regular groups going out from Ferry Lane, see our Facebook page for more details and get in touch!
The cycle course is undulating and will require a fully roadworthy bike and helmet. Cycle safety is paramount when taking part in an event of this kind. Whilst you can use a mountain bike, we’d strongly recommend using a road, hybrid or triathlon bike – it will make your experience so much easier and better as you switch through the gears.
The run is a flat run on a private road with limited traffic. Training is not permitted on the course. There will be regular weekly 5k training sessions every Wednesday morning. See our Facebook page for more information.