Race Info

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

Registration and Bike Racking takes place on race morning from 8:40am. Please allow plenty of time to rack your bike and set up as all athletes need to be at the swim start by 10:25am for the race briefing.

Zone 3 Swim (1.9km)

Deep water start in the tidal River Crouch. Wharf and pontoon provide perfect spots for spectators. Athletes will start at 10:40am and complete 2 loops of the course. Water safety marshals will be present with motorised boats and canoes. Please note this is a tidal river and will be more challenging than a typical open water or pool swim. Wetsuits are compulsary. Swim cut-off strictly 11:50am.

North Fambridge Chelmsford Triathlon Swim 2012

Cycle (90km)

The cycle course takes athletes out of North Fambridge and onto the quiet scenic roads of the Dengie Peninsula. Here you will pass through small towns and villages with traditional weatherboard homes, negotiate the Burnham Bends and experience a fast and flat course over the marshes. Athletes will complete 2 laps of the course.

Click Here for Interactive Cycle Course Map including Profile and GPX files



NO DRAFTING! Triathlon is an individual effort and drafting is cheating. Please keep a 7m gap from the cyclist in front of you. No side by side riding.
The cycle course takes place on public roads. Observe the rules of the road. Keep to the left when not overtaking, do not cross the centre line and give way at junctions.
An approved cycle helmet must be worn with your bike in road worthy condition or you will not be allowed to race.
This is a British Triathlon Federation sanctioned event, please make sure you are familiar with BTF rules before racing.

Run (18km)

The run course is situated around North Fambridge Village. Here spectators will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the triathlon. Huge crowds of spectators line the run course and provide plenty of support for the athletes. Athletes will start the run by heading out along the sea wall before turning inland to run through the village. Here you will see your fellow triathletes on the last part of the cycle. The run will then take athletes through open fields and past the aid station before returning to the transition and finish area. Surface is a mixture of paved roads, paths, trail, grass and gravel. Please be careful and always listen to marshals instructions... they have given up their time for your benefit.

Click Here for Interactive Run Course Map including Profile and GPX files


Registration & Transition Area

Registration and collection of race numbers, timing chip etc on race morning from 8:40am. Remember to bring your BTF licence. If you are a non-BTF member you will need to bring another form of photo ID and will be given a day licence. At registration you will receive a goody bag containing race numbers, swimming hat, timing chip and race memento. Your race number needs to be visible from the back on the bike and from the front on the run.

Bike Racking takes place on race morning from 8:40am. Please allow plenty of time to rack your bike and set up as all athletes need to be at the swim start by 10:25am for the race briefing. The race briefing is mandatory and if you are not ready in time you will not be allowed to race. Please note only athletes are allowed in transition.


At the transition and finish area you will find all of the race facilities including medical staff, toilets and the results station. You can leave personal belongings at the race tent for collection after the race provided they are clearly labelled. You can also drop off your own nutrition for the cycle and/or run aid stations, again provided they are clearly labelled.

There will be Aid Stations on the Cycle and Run Courses providing nutrition, water & soft drinks in plastic cups. We recommend training using additional on-course nutrition supplements as part of your preparation – your supplies can be dropped off at the race tent. At the finish there will be refreshments along with a BBQ provided by the Ferry Boat Inn.

Facilities in the Event Village include:

  • Romford Sports Massage are offering 15 min post race massages for only £10. To pre-book your massage call 07849170195 or visit www.romfordsportsmassage.com
  • Tri ‘N’ Swim W.E.L.L are a swim coaching specialist based in Rochford for over 4 years in their state of the art Endless Pool swim coaching facility. They will be present at the event and are offering wetsuit hire for just £25. Contact 01702547936 or 07533353228
  • RNLI Burnham-on-Crouch are a vital part of the local community and the triathlon. They will be collecting on the day and really appreciate the support that you are showing them!
  • The Ferry Boat Inn is a 500 year old riverside pub located just 200m from the start/finish and on the run course. They are opening in the early hours and offer accommodation as well as renowned beer, food and hospitality.
    • Please note that we cannot guarantee the attendance of these services.


Every entrant will receive an Event Memento and Goody Bag at Registration. When you finish, you will receive a Dengie Events Fambridge Yacht Haven Triathlon Medal. The goody bag contains offers from our sponsors:

  • Fambridge Yacht Haven are kindly providing FREE CAMPING for all competitors

      • Zoggs are pleased to offer all participants a 20% discount when purchasing from the official Zoggs online shop.
      • Sundried are offering all competitors a massive 50% discount on items in their online store. Use promotional code DENGIE at the checkout.
        • Prizes:
          Trophies will be awarded to: Overall Male 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Overall Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Veteran Male, Veteran Female.

          The presentation will take place after the event at approx 6:30pm.

          We hope you enjoy The Fambridge Yacht Haven Half Iron Triathlon and can't wait to get you across that finish line!