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Eastbourne Triathlon Wins National Event of the Year

23 November 2017

The Eastbourne Triathlon is celebrating a huge victory after shaking off competition from multi-million pound events to win ‘Event of the Year 2017’ at the Triathlon England Awards on 11 November.


Triathlon England Event Of The Year

Just one month after winning ‘Event of the Year 2017’ at the Triathlon South Awards, Eastbourne Triathlon went on to represent the South of England and win the national’s best event after two short years. The awards ceremony which took place at Loughborough University was hosted by Triathlon England, with a handpicked selection of the UK’s biggest and best events competing for major industry awards.

Despite facing competition from events that boasted multi-million pound budgets and huge personnel resources, it was Eastbourne Triathlon that took home the prestigious award.

The judging panel commended Eastbourne Triathlon on its beautiful yet challenging location, family-friendly atmosphere and unique touches that include a bagpipe band and ‘King of the Mountain’ competition at the iconic Beachy Head. The event was recognised for its inclusive attitude that welcomes a diverse range of first timers, disabled triathletes and world class Olympians to take on the challenge.

Eastbourne Triathlon Event Organiser, Richard Campbell said "I was truly honoured to collect the award on behalf of all of our event crew, volunteers, partners and the town. This is an amazing achievement and a huge vote of confidence in our event.”

Eastbourne Borough Council Lead Cabinet Member for Tourism and Enterprise, Cllr Margaret Bannister said “After just two years running it’s brilliant to see the event gaining recognition from industry experts and taking home national awards. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for the Eastbourne Triathlon with the support of Triathlon England.”

The 2018 Eastbourne Triathlon is now open for entry and returns on the 10th June with a fantastic mix of beginners, triathletes, Olympians, Paralympians and pro athletes preparing to take on the fantastic challenge.

To enter the Eastbourne Triathlon or to find out more information, please visit

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