220 Triathlon WoBurner Routes
Triathletes start with a swim in the large lake in front of the Abbey itself, followed by a cycle route that takes in picturesque British country lanes. The final run course enjoys stunning views of the Abbey grounds and Deer Park with the finish line right in the heart of the Event Village for maximum support.
The course is definitely beginner friendly, and ideal for those looking to tackle their first middle-distance triathlon as well as more experienced competitors. Check out 220 Triathlon’s ‘Newbie Rating’ below.
See the different route maps below for more information (you can click on any map to enlarge it). The below routes are from the 2018 event and are subject to change for 2019.
We hope to be able to continue to use the big lake for our swim course, which is closer to transition and allows for fewer loops in the route. However, we are unable to guarantee this and will update all participants nearer the event day following water treatment and testing.
The entry point into the lake will be via a floating pontoon, and it will be a deep water start. The course is marked by swim buoys in the water, and there will be an experienced swim safety team out on the lake if you need any assistance. Resting on a boat or kayak at any time during the race is acceptable with no implication on your race timings.
The WoBurner bike course takes cyclists out of the estate and into the nearby villages of Milton Bryan, Teddington, Eversholt and Steppingly. The route requires participants to cycle one internal lap of the Deer Park, and then three further laps of the full course. Roads are open to traffic, and riders will need to cycle with care on this undulating route which includes some technical descents and tight corners. There is one Feed Station on the bike course which will be manned by volunteers who will be on hand to pass food and drink to cyclists on the go.
To download the WoBurner bike course, click on one of the below files:
The run course takes competitors past the swim lake towards the Stables and out towards Woburn Village. Brand new for 2018, participants enjoyed a run section through ‘The Evergreen’, an area of the Park normally inaccessible to the public. The surface is mainly tarmac, with some packed stones/gravel sections through the wooded areas. Participants are responsible for counting their own laps, but the route will be clearly signed and marshalled. There is one drinks station located on the run course for all participants. It is located at the start of each lap so participants will pass it at the beginning of the run, and at the beginning of each 5km loop.