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Sprint Distance Championship

The Sprint Distance Triathlon Championship is now normally run on a Sunday in early July as a culmination of the sprint triathlon season.

Distances and Course

The distances consist of a 0.75 km (0.47 mile) swim, 15.0 km (9.3 mile) cycle and 4.0 km (2.5 mile) run.

The swim takes place in Farnham Leisure Centre's 25 metre pool and consists of 30 lengths. Starts are normally staggered so as to allow the use of half the pool for normal swim training. It also allows slower competitors to start earlier and finish at the same time as the faster ones. (Click here for a location map of Farnham Leisure Centre).

The transition area is outside the pool. (Click here for a map of the transition area).

The cycle route is and 'out-and-back' loop through Farnham town centre, and along the A31, with the turn at the village of Bentley. (Click here for a map of the Sprint Distance cycle route).

The run is in Farnham Park and takes in one loop of 'The Avenue' before returning to the Leisure Centre. (Click here for a map of the Sprint Distance run route).

Event Rules

  1. Individual must be a 'paid up' FTC member.
  2. All BTF competition and technical rules apply, in particular use of an cycle helmet (No helmet = no race!)
  3. Rear bike lights have now become compulsory for FTC events regardless of the weather conditions.
  4. The overall winners are decided by the fastest time over the course.
  5. Age categories for awards can be found here.

Alternative Sprint Distance

During the season the club also runs a number of ‘non-championship’ sprint distance triathlons over the same cycle and run route but with a shorter (500 metre) swim. Distances will be published on the Race Calendar and in the weekly newsletter prior to the event. Please check with the organisers if you are unsure of the route.

Sprint Route Sprint Awards