Hundreds of people flocked to the beautiful countryside in Chichester for the UK’s first ever #SUPBIKERUN event this weekend. And what a weekend for it!
This popular new breed of triathlon presented by Surfdome.com is the largest ever SUP event to be staged in the UK. Competitors of all ages from all over the British Isles took on the 3K SUP, 30K off-road bike and 5K trail run across a stunning West Sussex location, making it the UK’s most scenic tri event.
The 162 entrants included a father and son, husband and wives, work teams and around 40% of overall competitors were women.
Spectators had the pleasure of cheering on from the two balconies overlooking the water, with burgers, beers and live DJs bringing a fun and friendly atmosphere to the event.
Specialized Bikes and SUP brand Fanatic were on hand to demo their boards to all those who caught the SUP bug whilst the Surfdome shop offered the perfect opportunity to literally get on board and make a purchase.
Every #SUPBIKERUN competitor left with a medal, goody bag, a well deserved Vita Coco drink and a free sports massage if the course really had got the better of them!
Massive thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors involved. Following the huge success of the event, #SUPBIKERUN plans to roll out the event to various locations in 2015 and put on several UK events throughout the year. Keep your eyes peeled and become part of the tri revolution!