The Maldon Triathlon

Sunday 20th July 2014

Practical Info

Sprint Distance: 750m Swim / 28km Cycle / 5km Run Olympic Distance: 1.5km Swim / 45km Cycle / 10km Run Race Start: 07:00am Location: Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex

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About Maldon

The start and finish of the race is at Promenade Park in the heart of Maldon. Maldon is situated just 40 miles North East of London yet still maintains its original character with charming buildings and an impressive range of individual shops and places to eat & drink. Promenade Park offers plenty of facilities to keep you busy throughout the race including the water splash park, galleon play ship, ornamental lake, ampitheatre, model boating lake, museum, bouncy castle, fairground attractions and numerous cafes. The run course passes through Hythe Quay where you can enjoy the atmosphere or take a cruise on one of the traditional Thames Sailing Barges. Promenade Park is just around the corner from the High Street, Madison Heights Entertainment Complex and Blackwater Leisure Centre. Visit the Maldon Tourist Information Centre for more information.

Travel and Parking

Road: The best way to get to Maldon by car is via the A12. Maldon is drectly linked to the A12 by the A414 and B1019. Promenade Park will be signposted.
Rail: Take the route from London Liverpool Street to Chelmsford or Witham and continue the journey by bus.
Bus: Direct or indirect buses link Maldon with other Essex towns. Essex Travel Line 0870 6082608
Coach: National Express serves Chelmsford, Witham and Colchester and links with local bus services.
Air: Southend (40mins), Stansted (50mins), London City (60mins).
Sea: Harwich (60mins).
River: If arriving by boat you will find a variety of moorings on the River Blackwater. Contact the river ballif on 01621 854477

If you are staying in and around Maldon town centre it is recommended that you walk to Promenade Park on the morning of the race. This is to reduce congestion and will save you money on parking. Public transport may be an option for some but if you do need to drive there is plenty of parking at Promenade Park. Parking is charged per hour or £5 for the day. Please follow guidance from the marshals.

Accommodation

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Park Holidays UK, Steeple Bay

Steeple Bay Holiday Park is situated just 8 miles from Maldon and offers a variety of accommodation. To book Click Here

Park Resorts, Waterside Holiday Park

Waterside Holiday Park offers accomodation from camping to luxery chalets and is located 11 miles from Race HQ. To book Click Here

The Ferry Boat Inn

The Ferry Boat is a 500 year old riverside pub in North Fambridge offering accommodation as well as renowned beer, food and hospitality. To book call 01621740208

Spectators

The great thing about The Maldon Triathlon is the opportunity for spectators to see the athletes regularly throughout the entire race.

We recommend you get there for the swim start at 7:00am.. it is quite a spectacle! The swim follows an out and back course along the promenade allowing spectators to easily follow their favourite athletes. 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 the park.

If you would like to view the athletes on the cycle course we recommend heading to Latchingdon where there should be plenty of support. The athletes will pass through Latchingdon twice. 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.

The run course will be an incredible experience for the athletes, it is here when they need your support most! The run is based at Promenade Park with Sprint distance athletes completing 2 laps and Olympic distance athletes 4 laps. The Park will be very busy, especially if the weather is good. There is plenty to keep you entertained at the park throughout the day.. just make sure you're at the finish line in time for your favourite athlete.

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 Maldon 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