The Sprint race comprises of a 5k run - 20k cycle - 2.5k run
Start Time 09:00
The run route for all races has changed
Because of maintenance work on the Millennium Bridge, the footbridge just before the finish, we have had to re-position the finish. This has meant re-working the run routes in order to accommodate the new finish area. It has meant
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. Here the route changes from previous years, you now do a circuit of the White Water Centre before crossing the river via the barrage. Follow the riverside path until you take the ramp up to University Boulevard, cross the river agin via The Princess of Wales Bridge then take a sharp right hand turn back under the bridge and into transition. This is the same route as the standard race, but they will do two laps.
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 of Wales bridge, turn left at the first roundabout onto University Boulevard and right at the next onto Harvard 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 - 2.5k
From the transition area follow the riverside path under the Princess of Wales Bridge as far as the Infinity Bridge. Take the ramp up to and then cross the bridge to the south shore. At the end of the down ramp from the bridge turn sharp right to join the riverside path. Follow the path westwards as far as the ramp that takes you to University Blvd. Turn Right along the pavement to the roundabout where you turn right again to eventually cross the river by the Princess of Wales Bridge. The final 120m involves a sharp right hand turn taking you back under the bridge and into the finish. EXTRA CARE IS NEEDED HERE PARTICULARLY IN THE EVENT OF A SPRINT FINISH.