The Sprint race comprises of a 5k run - 20k cycle - 2.5k run
First Run - 1 lap
Mass start on closed road, run in a clockwise direction around the course, starting on Riverside Road follow this into North Shore Road, at the Infinity Bridge, do not cross but drop down to the riverside path and follow to the Tees Barrage, cross the river over the footbridge and turn back along Navigation Way and follow this and the path along the riverside past the Univeristy buildings and the Infinity bridge, once passed the Barclaycard building the footpath turns along a canal, follow this under University Boulevard and left at the basin and join Havard Ave, at the roundabout turn left onto University Boulevard, go straight over the next roundabout and then over the Millenium bridge, drop down onto the riverside path and to transition. This is the same route as the standard race, but they will do two laps.
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Cycle Route - 3 laps - 19.2k
Closed road circuit, exit transition join the course by turning left onto Riverside Road, at the end of Riverside Road u turn to come back along the other side, then follow the road to the left and left again into Church Road, again make a u turn outside of Splash and the Council Buildings and follow Church Road back across the traffic lights, make a further u turn just prior to the roundabout with Portrack Lane, return along Church Road and turn left into Northshore Link Road and then turn right back onto Riverside Road before turn left and going over the Princess Diana bridge, turn left at the first roundabout onto University Boulevard and right at the next onto Havard Ave, at the next roundabout turn left onto Princeton Drive continue to the first roundabout, make a u turn and retrace your route back turning left after going back over Princess Diana Bridge and onto Riverside Road to pass transition and start the second lap, at the end of the third lap head into transition.
Bike laps :- Counting your laps is not feasible for us with so many and often on different laps, you will have to count them yourself. The best method is to use a bike speedo, 3 laps of 6.4k (4 miles). So when you are beyond 13k (8 miles) you are on your last lap.
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Second Run - 1 lap - 2.3k
Clockwise direction around course, starting on Riverside Road follow this into North Shore Road cross the Infinity Bridge, turn right into University Boulevard, before the bridge crosses the canal at the junction with Massey Road, follow footpath to the right of the road which drops down to the canal, turn left along the canal to cross under the road and then left up the steps to rejoin the footpath on University Boulevard - THIS IS TO CROSS THE ROAD SAFELY AVOIDING THE BIKE ROUTE DO NOT CROSS UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD AS THIS IS THE BIKE COURSE - IF YOU DISOBEY THIS YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED - go straight over the next roundabout and then over the Millenium bridge, drop down onto the riverside path and to the finish. This is the same route as the first run for the novice race.
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