3 December 2015: Exciting news for 2016 – the 4th Beccles Triathlon has been selected for inclusion in the 2016 Eastern Region race series! If you are a Triathlon newbie or doing the race for fun – don’t worry! You are still very welcome and there will be no difference in your enjoyment of the event! But for club triathletes it means that you can score league points! Click here for more details.
21 November 2015: IMPORTANT UPDATE for 2016 4th Annual Beccles Triathlon – we are waiting on some exciting news for next year’s Triathlon and we have delayed registration until we are able to confirm these new details. The TENTATIVE new date, which we hope will not change again, is for registration to open Saturday 19th December at 11am. More details to be announced here and on our Facebook page shortly.
1 November 2015: 2016 4th Annual Beccles Triathlon website is re-launched announcing the date of next year’s Triathlon: Sunday 5th June 2016 AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: that registration will open at 11am on Saturday morning 28th November 2015 – don’t worry, you’ll have time to Parkrun first! More details to be announced here and on our Facebook page shortly.
13 November 2014, 9:21: WOW!!! WE SOLD OUT ALREADY!!! But you can join our waiting list at Entry Central. We have 25 more places that we will be releasing so watch this space…
10 November 2014: We are delighted to confirm that Registration opens on THURSDAY 13th NOVEMBER on Entry Central. Last year we sold out in less than 3 days – 4 times more quickly than 2013 – so on your marks, get set…
25 October 2014: 2015 3rd Annual Beccles Triathlon website is re-launched announcing the date of next year’s Triathlon: 31st May 2015 AND MOST IMPORTANTLY: that registration will open on the evening of Thursday 13th November – more details to be announced here and on our Facebook page shortly.
5 June 2014: 2014 Beccles Triathlon Pics NOW AVAILABLE! (and available to download in hi-res for a small fee (which will go towards the running costs of the Triathlon, with any profits going towards the upkeep of Beccles Lido). Please click here.
1 June 2014: Wow, just WOW! and the press agree! Click here to see what they said.
31 May 2014: IT’S TOMORROW!!! Wow we have been so busy making sure tomorrow is going to be AWESOME! We have no control over the weather (although even that looks promising) BUT we think everything else is in place! If you’re in it to win it then you should know your swim wave, but if not please click here. And after you’ve won it or done it please click here for the results.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
And to all our friends and supporters, sorry if you didn’t get a credit yet on our friends page… we will add it as soon as, promise (and THANKS so much again!)
30 May 2014: The local press report “Organisers get set for second Beccles Triathlon on Sunday”. Click here to see what else they said.
24 May 2014: The local press report “Still time to enter second Beccles Triathlon”. Click here to see what else they said.
SORRY! We’ve been a bit lazy on the Latest News front (although we have been keeping you up-to-date on the Facebook Page, so do please go ‘Like’ this and also go ‘Follow’ us on Twitter!) but suffice to say we are ALL SYSTEMS GO for the 2nd Beccles Triathlon on Sunday 1st June.
We are also happy to report that we have managed to further increase bike racking for an additional 25 places! As we had over 50 on the waiting list, and as one of the objectives of the Beccles Triathlon is to raise money for Beccles Lido, we decided that we would give first preference to anyone who pledged to raise sponsorship for the Lido of at least £100. If you were on the waiting list you should have got an email and many thanks to those who have already pledged, but if not and you would like to do so then please contact us. The remaining spaces will then be selected with a good old fashioned pin!
14 October 2013: The 2013 Tri committee met yesterday and agreed that there HAD to be a 2nd Beccles Triathlon! We set the date (subject to planning) for Sunday 1st June 2014 and started the detailed planning process. Subject to everything going well, registration will open mid-December. Watch this page and our Facebook Page for all the latest news and gossip…
17 June 2013: PICS NOW AVAILABLE! We had 5 fantastic very PROFESSIONAL but on the day VOLUNTEER photographers at the Lido and out on the course during the 1st ever Beccles Triathlon. You can check out the pics HERE (and they are available to download in hi-res for a small fee, all of which will go towards the running costs of the Triathlon, with any profits going towards the upkeep of Beccles Lido). There’s also some videos you can view HERE and HERE, edited by our resident VJ Barney Crowley.
11 June 2013: MORE TRI TRAINING! If you enjoyed our Tri, enjoyed the pre-Tri training, are planning another Tri or just want to improve your swimming technique: Come along and try our TRI SWIM CLINIC with Kate Bryson? Starting THIS Thursday, 13th June, 7-8pm at Beccles Lido. Only £6 – advance booking pls: 01502 713297 / email@example.com
5 June 2013: Phew! It’s taken us a few days to recover from the 1st ever Beccles Triathlon. We’ve had some amazing feedback, for which thanks everyone (and if you’d like to let us know what you thought then please use the Contact Us page). We had 4 fantastic VOLUNTEER photographers at the Lido and out on the course. Some of the pics are on our Facebook page and the rest will be in the Picture Gallery just as soon as we’ve sorted through them all (and they’ll be available to download in hi-res for a small fee, all of which will go towards the running costs of the Triathlon, with any profits going towards the upkeep of Beccles Lido). Thanks again for your support, for competing, for helping or for spectating. We hope you agree it was rather special and that we’ll all be back next year!
1 June 2013: and here they are (click here), Graham Norgate’s truly unique trophies for tomorrow’s 1st ever Beccles Triathlon – yours for one year … if you win! GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
1 June 2013: John Hammond’s latest and probably last forecast for Sunday: “A dry day is still expected for the Beccles area on Sunday with some areas of cloud but sunny intervals throughout the day. Here are the latest details currently predicted through the morning: 0800: north westerly wind around 5mph and a temperature of 11 Celsius, 0900: north westerly wind 6mph 12C, 1000: north westerly wind 8mph 14C, 1100: north westerly wind 10mph 15C, 1200: north/north westerly wind 10mph 16C“
30 May 2013: John Hammond’s latest forecast for Sunday: “A dry day is still on the cards for the Beccles area on Sunday with a mix of patchy cloud and spells of sunshine. Conditions expected through the morning are: 0900: north westerly wind around 5mph and a temperature of 13 Celsius, 1000: north west wind around 8mph 15 Celsius, 1100: north west wind around 10mph 16 Celsius, 1200: northerly wind around 12mph 16 Celsius“
29 May 2013: Thanks to Beccles Tri-athlete and local weatherman John Hammond today’s forecast for Sunday is “Looks like an improving picture, could well stay dry with a moderate north west wind. Temperatures reaching highs in the 15 to 18 Celsius range.”
Of course it is 4 days away so consider this a “long range” forecast and subject to change!
24 May 2013: It’s official! EVERYONE in Beccles wants to wish #BecclesTri GOOD LUCK! So HUGE TNX to his Royal Videoness BARNEY C for capturing their best wishes as he whizzes round the BIKE route. Click here and wish you could do it this quick!
19 May 2013: Held the last of our Try-a-Tri training sessions today in the pool – great session, as they all have been – thanks to Kate and Jason for sharing their expertise with us all. If you came to any of them, we hope you enjoyed them and learned something to better equip you for the day. Good luck for the event and click here to check out routemaster Jase as he Tries-theTri!
14 May 2013: If you successfully entered (and a few last minute places came available so cross your fingers and if you’re on the waiting list, you might already have got a call or else stand by your cell phone!), we just published our Competitor Briefing – please click here for the full scoop (and in the event anything there contradicts anything you read anywhere else on this site – the Briefing is right and the rest is history!)
18 February 2013
WE ARE OFFICIAL!
Triathlon England’s Event permit arrived today in the post.
Watch out for lots more news over the coming weeks.
10 February 2013: Looking forward to our first planning meeting of the year tonight at Beccles Wine Vaults. Lots to discuss and then lots to do to make this Waveney’s PREMIER Triathlon!
3 February 2013: Great day out at the Norfolk Bike Show (at the Forum in Norwich) today. Thanks to Tri-Anglia for letting us hang out on their stand and hand out our Try a Tri training flyers and We Need You! to be a Marshal flyers! Met lots of triathletes who will be competing in Beccles in June. Well chuffed!
15 December 2012: Just seen a pic of the first of our three marvelous trophies for the first male, first female and first team home, each designed and made by Lido stalwart and Tim Hunkin ‘apprentice’ Graham Norgate. When we say they are going to be ‘really quite unique’, we’re not kidding!
6 December 2012: HUGE THANKS to everyone who Registered for the 1st Annual Beccles Triathlon #becclestri #beccleslido and helped us sell out in JUST 8 DAYS! AMAZING! You can still put your name on the waiting list AND we will need help on the day (Marshals, etc) – so please click here if you would like to be involved!
3 December 2012: Registration for the 1st Annual Beccles Triathlon #becclestri #beccleslido only opened 7 days ago, but there are only 4 places left so you’d better be quick …
1 December 2012: It’s December, Ho Ho Ho & all that! But the 1st Annual Beccles Triathlon #becclestri #beccleslido is no laughing matter! And if you wanna have a go AND a laugh you’d better get your skates on cos there’s only 13 places left – don’t let that be unlucky for you!
28 November 2012: The 1st Annual Beccles Triathlon #becclestri #beccleslido is GO! We had over 110 pre-registrations who had a 2 day head start to register – and nearly 60 of them did! And we went LIVE at 7:30pm tonight and already we are up to nearly 70 registrations for 110 places. So if you are thinking about Trying our Tri, don’t think about it for too long! Facebook and Twitter are also live, so click the links on the right and ‘like‘ us and ‘follow us‘ for what is going to be THE Beccles (Waveney? Suffolk?? EAST ANGLIA!!!) event of the year!
20 November 2012: It’s all getting very exciting now as we are about to open registration for everyone who pre-registered, and our website is about to launch. Watch out for the launch of the Facebook site and Twitter account …