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Tin Pot




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:52 am    Post subject: Training in eastbourne Reply with quote

Had a look at the beach yesterday, saw some buoys out there but also saw a powered dinghy out there. Could see any changing facilities other than he paid toilets.

Any tips or run routes?

Ta
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I grew up in Eastbourne (parents still there) but wasn't in to triathlon back then. There is life guard cover from the pier to somewhere else. Don't remember any changing facilities other than the private huts. If you are going to swim the sea be careful, its very tidal there and there are strong currents. I did the MCS Big Sea Swim a couple of years back, turned at one buoy and was hardly moving and I am a good swimmer.

Running - there are few parks. Princes Park near the seafront. Has a lake you can run around but its not that big and I recall the path is narrow. Best bet for a run is along the promenade. It goes all the way from the sovereign center to beechy head. Its wide and when I lived there no bikes were allowed on it. Good for an out and back run. The Eastbourne Tri starts on the sea front and goes along the prom and then up the big hill towards St Bede's school

Gildridge park is nice although not very big, not sure what running would be like. Hampden Park is quite big, only thing I can remember about that is there used to be a flasher there when I was at scholl nearby.

Cycling - Want a nice gentle Z1 pedal there is the Cuckoo Trial which goes for miles, and old train track. Hills you need to head out towards beechy head / East Dean. There is a hill called Butts Lane which we all used to cycle up when I was in to Mountain Biking. You will be turining round and coming back down if you are on a roadie though but its a fun hill. Once out past East Dean there are some good villages and quiet roads around. Keep off the main roads though. The trunk roads in and out of Eastbourne are all single carriage way and v. busy. If you don't want hills head out stones cross and on to the quiet roads that way towards Herstmonceux.

Have you moved there or just visiting?
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iwaters




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot Swimming. Sovereign Centre has a fun pool and separate training pool. Pretty sure the lane pool is 25m.

Always used to have a deep dive pool and high boards as well but bet they have gone
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Tin Pot




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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working there one day a week.

I'll see if I can find the lifeguards and discuss tides before swimming there. Will take my wetsuit next week.

Traffic getting out of Eastbourne was a bit of a hassle, but I've been told it gets much worse once the holidays are over.

I'll run or swim after work to avoid the worst of the traffic.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The traffic is terrible. The main roads in and out (A27/A259) are single carriage way. The A27 is especially bad lots of accidents which clog the road for ages. I used to work outside Brighton and it could take me anywhere between 40 mins and 2.5 hours. Good idea to train after work and wait out the worst of it.

Lifeguards are between pier and wish tower - wish tower hill is good for hill repeats also
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm fairly new to sea swimming, checking the weather on surf-forecast.com for this Wednesday evening...

Temp 14C (assuming that's sea temp)
Waves 3m
Wind 45kph

High tide is when I'll be in the water.

Will I need my wetsuit? Laughing
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