Super League Triathlon Jersey: the final countdown

It is the last few days until Super League Triathlon swaps Hamilton Island off the north coast of Australia for Jersey, the most southerly of the British Isles.

With the athletes arriving early in order to scope out the nine by five miles of country lanes, cliffs and beaches, you can’t walk down the street for the glittering array of triathlon talent.

I can imagine it now. Richard Murray holding up the queue in Dandy as I try to grab a coffee on the way to work or Emmie Charayron constantly overtaking me in the Aquasplash pool. Javier Gomez picking up last minute supplies in HAPI in Liberty Wharf or Non Stanford enjoying an ice cream and dodging the seagulls on a walk along Albert Pier.

The cycle path from St Aubins to St Helier is going to turn into a motorway of superstars, Olympic medals clinking and whizzing by as I pootle my way through my after work runs or tourists eating lunch along the beach while Jonny Brownlee runs, chased in a four seater fun bike by Ali.

But in all seriousness, the chance to see any world class athletes up close and personal, preparing then racing on your doorstep is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most. The Super League Triathlon run route takes in part of the exact same course we have run the Corporate Cup over the summer with the final race on Wednesday. I will be on the same Strava segment as the world’s greatest (although probably a long way down)!!

For that, I can even put up with world champions interrupting my morning caffeine fix.

Check out the programme to see who’s competing and where to watch!

GoPro Elizabeth Harbour Jersey St Helier Super League Triathlon

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