With the Dig Deep
festival of races coming up this weekend, you may spot a runner or cyclist packing in some last minute training.
With winding roads, forests and marsh, rivers and sea, The Suffolk Coast is a triathlete's playground.We've put together our top spots for triathlon training, so next time you enter, you'll be sure to win!
With a sandy beach and long stretch of sea, at Lowestoft beach you can not only practice your swim, but a run along the beach is good training too! Make sure you check the tide tables before jumping in and take along a pal to hold onto your clothes whilst you're practicing your front crawl!
A great spot for wild swimming, head to Outney Common, to put yourself through your paces. The 3km stretch of the River Waveney has some current though, so it's only suitable for strong swimmers.
Don your running shoes, and head to Rendlesham Forest to pick up the pace and work on your run. There's a range of walking trails which take you through the woods, alternatively, if you need a sea breeze to help you along your way, try the Felixstowe 10k route along the Victorian seafront.
For something a bit different, the Scores Race route in Lowestoft, includes over 430 steps up and down the historic scores in the town's historic high street. Hop on your bike and peddle to Dunwich Heath for a cycle through the forest and marshes and afterwards practice your swim in the sea (and enjoy a pint in the pub ).
Alternatively, the cycle route from Woodbridge to Orford, takes you through pretty villages and past Snape Maltings, where you can enjoy a tea stop in the cafe!
If you fancy having a go, why not sign up for one of these Suffolk Coast races:
6th September - Framlingham 10k
5th and 6th September - Dig Deep Festival of Races
13th September - Lowestoft Scores Race
27th September - Felixstowe Coastal 10k