Practical Info

1.9km Swim / 90km Cycle / 18km Run Race Start: 10:40 Location: Fambridge Yacht Station, Ferry Road, North Fambridge, Essex

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About North Fambridge

The start and finish of the race will be at Fambridge Yacht Station on the River Crouch. North Fambridge is a charming and peaceful village and there is plenty to do with Maldon, Chelmsford, Basildon and Burnham on Crouch all nearby. The area is rich with wildlife and Blue House Farm Nature Reserve is well worth a visit. For those who enjoy walking you can follow the sea wall to the historic town of Burnham on Crouch, get the train back and grab something to eat at The Ferry Boat Inn. More information is available at Vist Essex

Travel and Parking

Road: North Fambridge is easily accessible from the A13, A127 and A12. Turn off the B1012 and follow the road through North Fambridge. Turn left onto Ferry Road and follow this road until you reach Fambridge Yacht Station.
Rail: North Fambridge is on the Crouch Valley Line and can be reached from London Liverpool Street. Change at Shenfield from other destinations.
Bus: Direct or indirect buses link North Fambridge with other Essex towns. Essex Travel Line 0870 6082608
Coach: National Express serves Chelmsford, Witham, Billericay and Basildon and links with local bus services.
Air: Southend (30mins), Stansted (60mins), London City (60mins).
Sea: Harwich (70mins).
River: If arriving by boat you will find a variety of moorings on the River Crouch. Contact Fambridge Yacht Haven.

If you are staying at The Ferry Boat Inn or the official race campsite at Fambridge Yacht Haven it is recommended that you walk to the start. Public transport may be an option for some but if you do need to drive limited parking is provided at Fambridge Yacht Haven. Parking marshals will be collecting a small donation to Essex Air Ambulance.

Accommodation

Fambridge Yacht Haven Campsite

Fambridge Yacht Haven have kindly offered to provide FREE CAMPING for all competitors. Please email them for more information:
fambridge@yachthavens.com

The Ferry Boat Inn

The Ferry Boat is a 500 year old riverside pub located just 100m from the start/finish offering accommodation as well as renowned beer, food and hospitality. To book call 01621740208

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Park Holidays UK, Steeple Bay

Steeple Bay Holiday Park is situated just 7 miles from North Fambridge and offers a variety of accommodation. To book Click Here

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Spectators

The Fambridge Yacht Haven Half Iron Triathlon gives plenty of opportunity for spectators to see the athletes regularly throughout the entire race.

We recommend you get there for the swim start at 10:40am. All of the triathletes will be in for a long day and would really appreciate your support. The swim is great to watch and follows a 2 loop out and back course. Spectators can easily follow their favourite athletes by viewing the course from the wharf and pontoon. As the athletes exit the water there is ample space for spectators to line the path leading to transition. At this point you can see the athletes in transition where they will change from swim to bike and cycle out of North Fambridge. After the start, food and refreshments will be available at the Ferry Boat Inn.

If you would like to view the athletes on the cycle course we recommend heading to the aid station where Mayland Hill crosses with Southminster Road. If you walk up Mayland Hill you will see a great view at the top! Alternatively head out into the Dengie and investigate the area, there are plenty of small towns and villages where you can have a drink and cheer the athletes on. Please DO NOT follow athletes around the course, this is outside assistance and they will be disqualified. We also ask that you do not park anywhere which may be disruptive or dangerous to the athletes.

By the time the run gets going the athletes will really need your support! The run is based around North Fambridge and due to the nature of the course you will be able to see the athletes multiple times on one lap. At the same time, you will also be able to watch athletes completing the cycle leg. A huge number of spectators line the run course with large crowds in particular at the Village Hall, Ferry Boat Inn, bike dismount and finish line. The run is on public footpaths and roads so please be careful of the athletes and try not to impede them. You won't want to miss the finish so make sure you are at Fambridge Yacht Station with time to spare.

Remember that everyone is here to help the athletes and give them a memorable day. Please cooperate with the marshals and event staff.

We look forward to seeing you at The Fambridge Yacht Haven Half Iron Triathlon and hope you have a great day!

After the event we recommend heading to the Ferry Boat Inn Pub and Restaurant in North Fambridge.

For more information Click Here or call 01621740208