Welcome to the Hitchin Triathlon. Based at Hitchin swimming pool, this sprint distance triathlon is unique compared to other sprint triathlons in that the swim takes place in the 50m outdoor pool in Hitchin, giving you the safety and security of a pool-based swim but that outdoor feel. This event takes place in the heart of British summertime in early July. The course takes in the outdoor pool swim that is 400m, followed by a mildly undulating – flat course on the bike that is 20km, and then the 5km run takes in 2 laps of a course that takes you in to the heart of Hitchin and back for what is a truly unique course and experience. The race started in 2017 and is already open for entries for 2018.
The Posh 5km is for those that like their races with a bit of class and some bubbles and nibbles enroute. Set in the grounds of the beautiful grounds of Offley Place this race takes you round the grounds and ensures you are well served throughout by your butlers and maids as you run. At the end relax in the grounds and enjoy a final glass of bubbly and have your brow mopped by one of the staff. This has been run for the first year in 2017 and hopefully there will be many more years to come.
HITCHIN TOWN CENTRE 5KM
The historic town of Hitchin is also home to this established town centre run. You may also know this town as Parminster the home of the neurotic Dr Foster and friends. This run takes you from the market square round the edge of the town past the historic St Mary’s church and out round the town coming back down Tilehouse Street. This run is a fast, winding, flat course and a place for a personal best. If we could run this every week we would. This is a popular race so sign up soon.
Does your pooch need a run out? Do you need a extra set of legs when running to pull you round. Then maybe this race is for you. The pack run will take you and your pooch round a local location starting off in Willian from The Fox pub. The route is being finalised but the first race will be Sunday, 25th February 2018. Watch this space for more information.
HITCHIN RELAY RACE