Course set for Brownlee Tri South

Bike leg will take in South Downs and is mostly free from motor traffic, say organisers, with run finishing in front of Petworth House

Petworth House

With two months to go until Brownlee Tri South at Petworth House in West Sussex, the organisers have confirmed race routes for both sprint and super-sprint distances.

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This year’s event will be held on Sunday 15th June, with both races to start in the stately home’s lake. Participants will then head through Petworth’s Deer Park and the beautiful South Downs before finishing in front of Petworth House. 

Swim: enter the lake via the sloped bank and swim past the Grade II-listed boathouse. It’s one 400m lap for the super-sprint and one longer 750m lap for the sprint.

Bike: starts with an 800m cycle through Petworth’s Pleasure Grounds before exiting the park to the east. Over the managed traffic crossing point and the bike route heads out into the scenic South Downs countryside. The route is predominantly free from traffic, with one lane closed on the A roads and traffic restrictions on the country lanes.

There are some gentle climbs and descents along the full stretch of the route, with one lap for super-sprint and two laps for sprint. On completion of the laps it’s back into the park for a final 800m to transition. The total bike distances are 16km for super-sprint and 29.5km for sprint.

Brownlee Tri South bike route

Run: a combination of grass paths and trails through the historic deer park. An undulating run around the lake for the 2.5km super-sprint, and with an extended loop in the park for the 5km sprint.

Finish: the final 300m passes through the entertainment village straight towards the house, before looping back to finish in front of the backdrop of the vast late 17th-century mansion with spectators cheering you across the line.

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More info at www.brownleetri.com.