Pippingford Park opens its gates for a first

Pippingford Park Estate, Nutley, East Sussex, is hosting its first off road triathlon on Saturday 18 September

Pippingford Park Estate, Nutley, East Sussex, is hosting its first off road triathlon on Saturday 18 September. The Tough Tracks event, which includes sprint and advance triathlons as well as a trail run and duathlon, is being held by triathlon organisers Human Race in association with Men’s Fitness.
 
Tough Tracks had previously been held at Dorney Lake, Eton over the past four years but moved to the new home of Pippingford Park in the heart of the Ashdown Forest to give competitors a tougher challenge.
 
Pippingford Park is usually home to the British Army survival course, it is a private estate and very rarely opens its doors to the public to enjoy the tough and absolutely stunning terrain.
 
The course itself incorporates a swim through a deep channel between the lily pads in the lakes, with the mountain bike course encompassing the infamous downhill course built by Southern XC races, arguably one of the best mountain bike courses in the South.
 
The run will take you around the estate past numerous forms of wildlife including horses and free running deer.
 
Human Race founder John Lunt said of the course “This course is truly unique, it’s very rare people get the opportunity to go onto the land of Pippingford Estate and test themselves over this tough rough terrain”.
 
He added “this is the first event in our off road calendar and should be a great transition event for those that have enjoyed summer triathlons”.
 
Places are still available to take part in the event, visit http://www.humanrace.co.uk for further information.
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