Triathlon is a relatively new sport to the NatWest International Island Games and first featured in 2001 Games in the Isle of Man. For the by-laws and previous results, please click here.
Triathlon Relay Friday 14 July
Friday 14th July, St Peter Port, from 16:00-17:30pm
- It is the first time the mixed relay has taken place as part of the Island Games.
- With short swim, bike and run legs all based around the Albert Pier, close racing and the prospect of some spectacular running dives - the event is particularly fan friendly.
- Each island will have a team of three - two men and a woman - completing a super sprint distance triathlon in turn.
- The transition and handover point is on the Albert Pier. Competitors will run down the cruise ship pontoon, dive in before swimming straight out to a turn buoy by the Fish Quay, they swim back into Albert Marina on the rising tide and run up the slipway.
- The bike will take place on a 1.5km circuit on the town seafront, turning behind the Guernsey Information Centre and the Slaughterhouse, each leg doing four laps, and then the run will be a sharp 1.5km two laps turning at the tourist information centre.
- The St Peter Port seafront shuts on Friday between 05:00 and 20:00 from North Esplanade to La Vallette to cater for the half marathon, cycling criterium and triathlon relay.
How to get to the race
- On the final day, dubbed ‘Fantastic Friday’, the Town seafront will be closed all day from the North Esplanade to the old Aquarium at La Vallette, to allow for the half marathon, triathlon relay and cycling criterium.
- Motorists parking in the field at the top of Le Val de Terres will have a choice of whether they want to park & stride or park & ride. A temporary bus stop at the north end of Fort Road means that people can hop on one of the scheduled buses that go down Colborne Road and into Town.
- Extra cycle parks are being set up around Town and at some of the sporting venues. Temporary racks will be next to the existing cycle parks on North Beach and along the South Esplanade.
Places to view the race
- All usual pavements will be spectator points around the course.
- The south side of the Albert Pier will be good as this will give views of every element – part of the swim, possibly the changeovers and transition.
- The north side of Albert Pier will have a great view of transition and more of the run than the south side, but the 2nd run lap begins going through transition.
- The Esplanade will give good views of bike and run, but not much of transition, unless around by Woodies/The Picket House, where there should be a head on view of the finish.
Bike course video
Individual Course Highlights
Places to view the route
- The Imperial Hotel – overview of the swim, right next to the last corner of the bike course and run aid station; toilets and refreshments
- Portelet kiosk – right next to the run aid station; toilets and refreshments
- The Guernsey Pearl – next to the bike and run course; toilets and refreshments
- Pavement by the parking layby – Great view of the whole event, all the action in transition
- Venture Inn – bike course, just as athletes start the fast run back to transition; toilets and refreshments
- Access between the layby and the Portelet kiosk via the road (run course) possible until the run course goes live, via the beach (tide dependant) when the run course is live
- The Field adjacent to Fort Grey is a dedicated push bike park, please arrive before the roads close at 11:30
- There is limited public parking, but not at the venue so please consider alternative modes of transport
- Parking is available by the motocross track and there is off road parking up from the Coudre - any drivers must realise they will not be able to leave until the bike course reopens