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Worthing Aquathlon (Triathlon England National Aquathlon Championships)

Raw Energy Pursuits are proud to have been awarded the National Aquathlon Championships for the second successive year after 2019’s success at The Black Rabbit, Arundel. For 2021 we’ve got an equally impressive venue in Worthing Sailing Club. Located right on the beach, this relatively new state of the art clubhouse will be base for the event and no more than 20 metres from the transition, beach, start and finish.  After the event the presentation will take place on the decking and our plan is to provide breakfast for all competitors as we did last year in Arundel. The event will be a stand alone event and not part of the Worthing Triathlon which has been has been so successful for 18 years.

The National Aquathlon Championships consists of a 750m Sea Swim and a fast flat 5km promenade run to the Lido. There’s likely to be a fair bit going on in Worthing in September and is a great place to spend a weekend for the whole family, so why not make the most of it and start your weekend on the coast.

The beach start sea swim can be testing depending on conditions. Water quality is good and the swim (for the triathlon) has only been cancelled once in 18 years. We have contingency plans for an alternative swim course should the weather be windy.

The one lap run course is fast and flat with a palm tree lined promenade and turn points at the historic Lido Pier and WOW (Worthing Observation Wheel)

The finish and transition area are on the beach in front of the Sailing Club. This is a great venue with excellent spectator viewing with its own cafe and toilets .

Worthing Sailing Club, 1 Sea Place, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4JE.

Worthing Swim

Worthing Swim

Worthing Pier

Worthing Pier

Finish Area

Entry & Race Details

Briefing: 08:40hrs | Start: 09:00hrs
British Triathlon Affiliated | £42
Pre-Race Information 2021 NEW
Race Venue NEW
Swim & Run Course NEW

Registration & Location

Race HQ: Worthing Sailing Club, 1 Sea Place, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing BN12 4JE.  Worthing is about 12 miles west of Brighton and 15 miles east of Chichester, West Sussex.
If you are not a member of British Triathlon (TE, TS or TW) you will have already paid a £5 supplement for your Day Licence which can be downloaded below if required.  You do not need to present this at registration.  Collect your race pack which will include your race number & swim cap.


Criteria English National Aquathlon Championships

This event is hosting a 2021 Triathlon England National Championships. Want to become an English Champion? Make sure you’re eligible HERE.

Medals for the first three eligible competitors in each age category. To be eligible for an English Championship medal you must conform to the criteria in Section 24 (particularly, Section 24.4) of the British Triathlon Competition Rules. {Link}

You must hold a valid Triathlon England Race Licence, this Race Licence must be validated no later than 5pm, 3 working days before the Championship (5pm, 16th September 2021) 

You must also present your valid Triathlon England Race Licence at the event registration, failure to do so may result in you not being eligible to be awarded an English Championship medal.

How to access your Electronic Race License:

  • Go to the webpage.
  • Click ‘My Account’ in the top right corner of your webpage
  • Click ‘Membership Profile’
  • Under your Key Profile details, click ‘View Membership Card’
  • Check your membership is valid and in date as per the Competition Rules Criteria above.
  • Screenshot or Download the Electronic License ready to show on your mobile phone on race day.
  • Please note, Essential Triathlon England Memberships do NOT include a valid race license, so should you wish to be eligible for a Championships medal you will need to upgrade your membership to either Core or Ultimate. {Link to Membership options:}