The Suffolk Coast
  • Triathlon Training on The Suffolk Coast

Run, swim and cycle - triathlon training on The Suffolk Coast

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.

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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

Things to see and do


Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Beccles

Come down to Beccles in the Summer Holidays and enjoy the amazing views and facilities of the Lido. The Lido is open for public swimming from 28th May 2016

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Landguard Fort

Landguard Fort

Felixstowe

Discover the rich military and maritime heritage of Landguard Fort, one of England's best preserved coastal defences, with a history spanning almost 450 years. 

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Waveney River Tours

Waveney River Tours

Lowestoft

Conducted river tours and boat hire through the Waveney Valley and the New Broads National Park.

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Dog friendly Wheelchair Accessible


Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold Cycle Hire

Southwold

Unlike a larger town there aren’t any major roads in Southwold, meaning it’s a far safer environment for anyone on two wheels. Plus it only takes a few minutes pedalling in any direction before you are taking in scenic views, whether it’s a breathtaking coastal panorama or Suffolk’s rural landscape.

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Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge Tide Mill

Woodbridge

The Tide Mill has stood on the banks of the River Deben for over 800 years. The earliest record of a tide mill on this site by the River Deben is in 1170.

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where to stay


High Lodge Leisure

High Lodge Leisure

Saxmundham

Our luxury self catering lodges boast an excellent location close to the renowned coastal hotspots of Southwold, Aldeburgh and RSPB Minsmere.

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Free wifi