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The 4th Bridge Children’s Triathlon will take place on the 18th June 2017.

The one thing you must remember if you are getting there before 10am is not to go on to Bob Dunn way. When you come of the M25 drive onto the site. Do not go on to the dual carriageway. Follow the signs for Bridge Triathlon that are on the roundabout going over the M25. 


News update 17/06/2017

The water temperature was 21.5 degrees at 1pm from the center of the lake. The use of wet suits is optional.   

Its going to be HOT on Sunday. Please keep drinking water. We will have 1000 liters of water on site. Keep in the shade as much as you can. There will be a water stations every 600m on the run course. 

The water temperature as of 3.30pm was 21 degrees. That was by the edge of the lake. We will take the temperature again in the morning at  11am from 3 point around the lake. It does get cold at night as we are so near the river.

There will be a area to the left of the swim exit for parents to help there children out of there wet suit. This is only for Tri-Star age 8

Click here for the 2017
Race Brief

 Click here for the 2017 Start list

The full race brief will be sent out late Monday afternoon. This will give you all the information that you will need for the race.

Due to the size of the race this year the Childrens Triathlon will now be starting at 10.30am. This is because we just don’t have the space for 600+ bikes.

Registration will open at 9.45 am for the 8 to 10 year old children

Registration will open at 10.30 am am for the 11 to 12 year old children

Registration will open at 11.00 am for the 13 to 14 year old children

Can you please not get there before 9.30 at the earliest to park your car unless you have someone racing in an early wave.

This will also give us chance to make sure that everything is in place for the Children’s race.

We also only have parking for 300 cars. We need for some of the competitors in the adult race to leave to make room for your cars. Sorry but we don’t have any choice. 

The one thing you must remember is you are getting there before 10am is not to go on to Bob Dunn way. When you come of the M25 drive onto the site. Do not go on to the dual carriageway. Follow the signs for Bridge Triathlon. 

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 Children’s Triathlon will be part of the South East and London league. 

This means that it will be one of the biggest children’s Triathlons in the UK.  All age groups will now have a male and female wave.                 

  • Please note this will be a wet suit swim for the children’s race. We also ask that you must have swum open water before the day of the race.
  • Tri-Start age 8        Swim: 50m  /  Bike: 1.5k, 1 lap / Run – 600m -1 lap
  • Tri-Star 1 –    9/10   Swim: 150m / Bike 3k 2 laps  /Run -1.2k -2 laps
  • Tri-Star 2 –   11/12  Swim: 200m,/ Bike 6k 4 laps / Run: 1.8k – 3 laps
  • Tri-Star 3 –   13/14  Swim: 300m / Bike 7.5k 5 laps / Run: 2.4k – 4 laps
  • Youth            15/16  Swim: 400m , Bike: 13k – Run: 3.3k and this will be the Super Sprint Triathlon course. This will be on the full road course. 

We will be updating the web site over the next few weeks with more detailed swim, bike and run maps.

The link below will take you to a full set of results for 2016.

Results for the 2016 Bridge Triathlon 


Click here for 15/16 results.

New swim course for this year’s children’s race. No lap’s just one loop for each race. 50m, 150m, 200, 300, this will make the swim easier for the children.

We can only start the children’s race when the last competitor has started there last lap of the run in the adult race. This will now be at 10.30 am.  We need to have reopened the road by 1pm so all waves will need to start on time.

As we are restricted for space registration will only open at 9.15am for the children’s race.

You will be able to rack your bike 1 hour before you are due to start.

This will give us time to clear part of the Transition area after the adult race to make room for the junior race.

We hope to have the Transition area clear of all adult bikes by 10.30am

Care must be taken when entering the site early as the adult race will still be taking place.

All children must be at the briefing area 15 minutes before their wave is due to start. We will be announcing any updates on the PA as the day goes on.

So please listen to any updates.

Start times will be sent out the week before the race date by e-mail. They will also be posted on the web site.

We will be fencing off all areas this year for safety reasons. We will also be moving the Transition area down to the trees to give us more room. The Finish will also be moved 20m again to give us more room (see site plan)

We made all these changes due to the extra spectators who came to watch the race in 2014

If you have any questions please feel free to ask before the day of the race.

If you have any questions about The Bridge Triathlon, please get in touch

 PLEASE NOTE: Swimming is forbidden in the lakes on The Bridge at any time other than for events or during authorised Open Water Swim training sessions. Any person found swimming in the lakes on The Bridge is committing an act of Trespass, will be asked to leave and will be barred from site and disqualified from all future events at The Bridge.  

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