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New Traffic-Free Middle and Full Distance Races Announced

Award-winning event organisers TriBourne Multisport Events have announced brand new Middle (70.3) and Full (140.6) distance triathlons at Goodwood Motor Circuit this summer, with strictly limited places available.

An exceptionally fast, flat, traffic-free course awaits those lucky enough to secure a place at the inaugural ‘Festival of Endurance’ at Goodwood on 31st July. The new races will run alongside the existing 255 Triathlon and the hugely popular 255 Triathlon Relay.

With only 150 places available (minimising the potential for drafting), those wishing to secure an entry should be ready to register at 9am on Monday 4th April when entries open.

An exceptionally fast course and a unique race experience
With a perfect road surface, minimal elevation changes and no tight turns, this will almost certainly be the fastest full and middle-distance courses in the country. The fast course combined with the complete absence of traffic means competitors will not need to back off the power at any point (unless slowing for aid stations).

Added to this, the multi-lap race format makes for a unique and exciting experience for both competitors and spectators. Competitors will be able to access an aid station on every 3.8km lap on the bike and twice per lap (every 1.9km) on the run. In addition, competitors will be able to access their own ‘special needs’ box in the pit lane at any point during the race.

Competitors will receive cheers of encouragement from spectators on every lap, offering a uniquely engaging triathlon experience for spectators, with constant action and the opportunity to cheer on athletes at regular intervals throughout the race.

Race director Matthew Dowle said, “Following the success of the inaugural 255 Triathlon at Goodwood last year, it was clear that racing on the perfect surface of the motor racing circuit, with no traffic to worry about, is hugely appealing. Including these new distances give more people the opportunity to race at the historic Goodwood circuit, and also meets the demand for more event options in the UK at a time when the cost of racing abroad is a concern for many.

“With no traffic and a very flat circuit, this will almost certainly be the fastest full-distance course in the country.

“Alongside the existing 255 Triathlon, which is the world’s longest single-day triathlon, and the very popular 255 Triathlon Relay, the ‘Festival of Endurance’ now opens up this unique and exciting event experience to a wider audience of triathletes.”

Three distances plus a unique relay format
The Festival of Endurance at Goodwood will now include three endurance triathlon distances. As well as the classic middle (70.3) and full (140.6) distance races, solo 255 Triathlon competitors will be taking on the world’s longest single-day triathlon; a 5km swim, 200km bike and 50km run. In addition, the event offers a unique, flexible relay format for teams of up to 4 competitors. The 255 Triathlon Relay attracts teams from across the country, with a format which makes the event accessible to any triathlete.

The flat, traffic-free course also makes the event exceptionally accessible for athletes of all abilities, with several para-triathletes already confirmed to be racing.

Entries will open 9am on Monday 4th April at www.festivalofendurance.com and places are expected to sell out very quickly.