A unique triathlon starting at the famous Olympic rowing lake near Eton will take its participants all the way to Brighton.

The Castle to Coast triathlon will be the first of its kind in the UK as it takes entrants from Eton, Dorney and Windsor through the Surrey Hills and South Downs all the way to Brighton for a finish on the seafront.

Sports event organisers Fullsteam are holding the event on Saturday, August 10 starting at 8am.

It begins with a 1.2 mile lap swim at Dorney Lake in Court Lane, Dorney.

Then a 67 mile bike ride will take participants though Eton town centre and over the Surrey Hills, leading into a 13 mile run over a fully marked trail to Brighton where all finishers will receive their medal, finishers t-shirt and samples of Fullsteam’s new Recoverystak rapid post workout recovery drink

The whole format marks a moves away from the traditional focus on time and racing, with concentration solely focussed on the overall completion of the swim, bike, run challenge itself.

Lee Brown, director and founder of Fullsteam says: “In 2019 we wanted to create something new in the world of triathlon. Castle to Coast’s sportive format will appeal to those looking to step up to a middle-distance triathlon without the pressures of racing and beating the clock.”

Triathletes can enter for £140, £155 if they want to include return transport to Brighton.

A team option is also available from £180 for three team members.

Visit www.fullste.am for full details.