The routes for the British Triathlon Super Series Grand Final have been revealed allowing spectators to plan the best spots to watch the action unfold when some of the best triathletes from across Britain race in Sunderland next weekend.
Taking place on 20-21 August 2022, all the races and activities across the two-day swim, bike, run event will be centred around Roker seafront, with the distances for each race, along with some routes, differing depending on the age group racing.
Here’s a look at where the route will go…
Marine Walk will be at the heart of the action across the two days with the start, finish and transition areas all located on the Roker seafront where the Sunderland coastline, including Roker Pier, will provide a stunning backdrop.
An opportunity to see the athletes start with a swim in the North Sea and move through transition, this will be where the early stages of the racing will be held and where athletes will transition from one discipline to another.
The south end of Marine Walk will also be the place to be to see the athletes cross the line and capture those winning moments.
Roker Terrace/Whitburn Road
Providing a bird’s eye view of all the action across the seafront, Roker Terrace will provide a unique perspective of the racing and some brilliant photo opportunities.
A chance to see the speed and technical skills of athletes on the bike leg, the bike course will offer multiple opportunities to watch the racing unfold.
Athletes will pass both ways on the A183, before turning onto St. George’s Terrace and along Roker Park Road and through Roker Park for some of the races with athletes completing multiple laps on the bike.
The greenery and colour of Roker Park will come alive during the race weekend with the park forming part of the bike course for many of the races.
Providing another opportunity to see the athletes multiple times and within the beauty of the park, athletes will head from Roker Park Road through the park and descend under the ravine bridge back onto Marine Walk.
More than just a spectating spot, there will be activities for spectators to get involved with including traditional games and sports activities for the whole family to enjoy.
The focus switches to Sunderland Marina for the closing stages of the races as the athletes head out onto the run, with the course again varying depending on their age and the race.
With athletes heading out along Harbour View for some of the races, most of the race routes will make their way past the marina and incorporate Barbary Drive before joining Marine Walk where the finish for all races will be located.
More information about the event including route maps and the event schedule can be found on the event page here.
To find out more about spectating and to view the food and drink guide for Sunderland, visit the My Sunderland page here.
Details of road closures over the event weekend can be found here.