The Phuket Triathlon is a competition among the iron men from Thailand and abroad that includes swimming, cycling and running. There are also activities to encourage the participants to experience the spectacular scenery along the routes that pass by Phuket’s major tourist attractions.
The swim portion of the Phuket Triathlon course comprises two bodies of water. Starting on the beach between the Dusit Laguna Resort and Laguna Beach Resort near the LBR Marine Centre, competitors swim 1,180 metres in the sea before sprinting 100 metres across the beach to swim the last 620 metres in a lagoon finishing at the Laguna Beach Resort Y-junction. Wetsuits are not allowed in the Phuket Triathlon.
The bike course of the Phuket Triathlon takes competitors out of Laguna Phuket onto narrow, winding roads. The course features some steep, hilly sections on the road to Naithon Beach north of Laguna Phuket. Drafting is illegal in the Phuket Triathlon. Suggested equipment includes a minimum of two water bottle cages. Athletes should consider a 24-28 tooth rear cassettes to ease the difficulty of hill climbs. Some of the road surfaces may be rough and athletes should use durable tires. The bike course will have 2 aid stations.
The run course of the Phuket Triathlon is flat and leads runners north through the Laguna Phuket resort complex and onto the award-winning Laguna Phuket Golf Course, before looping back past the Wedding Chapel through Canal Shopping Village and finishing at the Laguna Beach Resort Y-junction. The course will have three aid stations approximately 2km apart that runners pass twice.
Category: Triathalon Events
November 28, 2010
(12.00 - 12.00)