What to expect for Age Group at Super League Jersey?

Super League is back in Jersey and if the 2017 racing was the aperitif then get ready for the main course!

Last year we saw the Corporate Mix relay on offer alongside the Pro racing but this year the team behind Super League have truly thrown the doors open adding Age Group racing to the programme along with Junior and Youth races and a festival of entertainment.

2017 saw some of the most high tempo and heart pounding racing the triathlon world has ever seen – now anyone who wants to be part of the action and feed off the energy of some of the worlds best professional triathletes can sign up and race.

The pro field will be taking on the epic course in the Elizabeth Marina in picturesque St Helier; and whilst you watch all their efforts unfold you can now experience what it is to race this course across the whole weekend.

There are a range of options available to accommodate anyone who wants to have the full package thrown at them or break it down a little and enter as a relay team or mixed relay.

Individuals can race the full Enduro:

400m swim
10K bike
2.5K run

FOLLOWED BY, in true Super League Style, A REPEAT!

400m swim
10K bike
2.5K run

Or take on the Super Sprint which is a single set of the above distances without the repeat to give a slightly more entry level yet challenging race. This is fast paced racing on closed roads and a tight course packed with spectators – it is genuinely the closest thing you’ll find to the pro triathlete experience.

The individual and relay races will take place on the morning of Sunday 30th September giving the participants enough time to smash themselves across the course, get some recovery and settle in to watch the pros show how it’s done! Do you want to know how close you can compare times to some of the very highest level performers on the planet in the same location, with the same conditions and carried along by the same roaring crowd – then this is for you!

For those who want to take on the challenge together you have the option of doing Enduro or Super Sprint race format.

In the Enduro Team Relay event- both single gender and mixed – each participant completes the 400m swim, 10K bike and 2.5K run before handing over to the next member of the team.

In the Super Sprint relay – both single gender and mixed – each participant completes only one discipline before handing over to the next member of the relay team. The same distances, 400m swim, 10K bike and 2.5K run but each team member is assigned to complete one of the three choices. This is where your tactical nouse as to who does what really will make a difference and could mean either standing on the podium or watching the awards ceremony from a distance so play to your strengths and choose well.

Once the racing is completed you’ll be greeted with a Super League Triathlon goodie bag, finishers medal and awards ceremony – the full pro experience! There will then be time to relax and enjoy the buildup to the professional championship racing from the Fanzone which will have a full range of entertainment for the whole family – including live music, fun activities and a well stocked bar offering both non alcoholic and alcoholic options.

The offerings across the Super League weekend in Jersey are more than simply signing up for a race, you’ll be signing up for a true triathlon experience not only for the individual racing but for their whole family and their supporters. From the moment you arrive on the island of Jersey, the weekend will feel special and elevated above anything you’ve raced before. You’ll be guided through the weekend by the expert SLT team who understand the pressures this type of racing can bring and are there to make the whole experience as enjoyable and seamless as they can.

Beyond the Super League Triathlon bubble in and around the course Jersey is a welcoming island, easily explorable in a short time but with a range of hidden treasures, beaches and gastronomic delights. The thriving town of St Helier is just the start as beyond its reaches you’ll find remote stretches of sand, beautiful vistas and a range of different activities to cater for everyone. Want to try kiteboarding then head towards the beach or just fancy exploring the island by bike then follow the well trodden path and you can cover all of the island in a single day at a relaxed pace with time for lunch.

The opportunity to come and fully integrate into the Super League Championship weekend on the island of Jersey is not one to miss and something that will be remembered for a lifetime. Sign up, race hard and then come back for more!