Route for 2022 Commonwealth Games event
Sutton Park is gearing up for one of the biggest event in its hisitory when it hosts Commonwealth Games triathlon events s next year.
The course has been unveiled for the events, which will be held in Sutton Park and on surrounding roads on July 29 and 31, 2022.
The maps of the course have been unveiled but the central point will be Powells Pool in the park.
Matt Kidson, Director of Sport for Birmingham 2022 said: “We are pleased to be able to publish all of the courses for our road events.
“These routes will help to profile some fantastic landmarks from across the region and showcase the West Midlands and Warwickshire to the world.
“Publishing these details with nine months still to go until the Games begin also means that local residents, businesses and other organisations have plenty of time to make plans for when these one-day events are staged in their local area.”
The Triathlon and Para Triathlon (for athletes with a visual impairment – PTVI) events will take place within Sutton Park and on the local roads to the south of the park, in and around Boldmere High Street.
ABOUT THE ROUTE
THE SWIMMING SECTION
The Triathlon swim section of the event will take place in Powell’s Pool in Sutton Park, starting on a purpose-built pontoon
The athletes will run from the swim course into transition within Sutton Park
THE CYCLING SECTION
Ths cycling section of the course is 5km in length and starts within Sutton Park.
Each individual athlete will complete four laps of the cycling course, except for the mixed relay event in which each athlete will complete a single lap.
When cycling the athletes will exit the park via Stonehouse Road and head straight onto Boldmere Road, passing through Boldmere High Street which will be a key area for spectators
The course will then turn right off Boldmere Road at Antrobus Road and loop back around to Jockey Road, before turning back onto Monmouth Drive and cycle past Boldmere Golf Course
The athletes will turn back onto Stonehouse drive then into the Sutton Park, before either heading to the turnaround point or the dismount line, both lrocated within the venue
THE RUNNING SECTION
The entire route for the running section is located within Sutton Park. It is 2.5km in length, with each athlete completing two laps (apart from in the mixed relay), with a turnaround point within the venue
HOW THE EVENTS WORK OUT
MEN, WOMEN AND PARA
Swim – 750m
Cycle – 20km (4 x 5km lap)
Run – 5km (2 laps of 2.5km)
Swim – 300m
Cycle – 4 laps of 5km (1 per athlete)
Run – 4 laps of 2km (1 per athlete)
We will have a range of temporary accessible facilities on site. With limited hard standing pathways, areas of the park may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair and mobility scooter users.