A weekend of racing and fun for all
Join us at the Vachery Estate in The Surrey Hills, An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty for a great weekend of off-road racing and big swim races in a fun festival atmosphere with camping, music, food and more.
The inaugural XTERRA ENGLAND Championship is the final round of the XTERRA European tour and the last stop of the XTERRA World Tour outside the US for age-group qualification for the XTERRA World Championships in Maui, Hawaii on 27 Oct 2013.
The main event features a 1.5k swim, 30km mountain bike and 10k trail run (sprint,a half distance and relay team races too). Plus a 6 hour MTB endurance race, swim races, free kids races, great camping and a festival experience with music, food and more.
The Vachery Estate is located in the shadow of the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty yet only minutes from London, and Gatwick and Heathrow airports and well served by motorways M25, M23, M3 and the A3.
Bring the family and friends, we’ve loads of room for kids of all ages to run around, ride their bikes, fly kites, play ball games and pretty much everything else kids get up to! Don’t forget the tent.
We really want you to race; enjoy the experience with your family and friends and come back to race with us next year .
Your Club Championship?
If you are a triathlon club member, you could ask your club’s race director to make this race your club’s cross-triathlon championship. We’ll help make your club’s day special with the following extras:
- Club swim wave start, you all start together so you can race each other to the finish
- Bespoke race results for your club’s race within the overall race results
- Reserved tables for your club’s members and supporters at the pre-race pasta party
- An exclusive camping area only for your club’s members and supporters.
- Discounted entry for your club members
Please contact us for more details
A Big Thank You
We owe a big thank you to the 2012 event racers! Their post race comments were very helpful. Registration will be quicker. For the swim we’re creating a large spectator gallery and installing bigger and more course marker buoys. On the bike and run they’ll be more distance markers and aid stations. Most importantly we promise bigger portions at the pre-race pasta party on Saturday evening too!
What they said about 2012
“Great Xtri Cross triathlon. Thanks for a great day. Really suberb.”
“Superb morning! Absolutely beautiful setting, ample parking, well marshalled course and fabulous amenities. Thank you for such a wonderful race.”
“I enjoyed the day having attempted my first X Tri. You’ll see from my results that my bike leg caught me out, having decided to leave on my road tyres plus not realising that some technical bits were indeed that! Thanks to all the team, and I look forward to joining another one of your events in the near future.”
“Absolutely excellent! My first triathlon and loved it. Even the disgusting weed in the lake and taking a tumble on the mtb cycle didn’t put me off!! Can’t wait to give it another go next year. As a complete novice to triathlons I was a bit worried about it all but I found your marshals were brilliant, really friendly and so helpful. Thank you very much for a fab day.”
“Just a quick email of thanks after Sunday’s Cross Tri. It was a fantastic event with a great feel to it, and my wife Anna and I had a great time. I did the standard Cross Tri and, despite struggling with the very slippery conditions on the bike course, thought it was really good fun. You got a fantastic turnout of top competitors (I was mildly disappointed with my placing until I did some research on the pedigree of most of those above me!). Even the little details were covered well – there were one or two tricky interchanges on the course, but the marshals were very much on the ball and all seemed to be enjoying themselves to boot – thanks to them as well. I’ve been going off-road to try and get the enjoyment back out of triathlons and this decision has been fantastically vindicated after the weekend. From the spectators’ point of view, Anna enjoyed watching and supporting, and as a non-racer who can sometimes find triathlons a bit trying, she said it’s one of the best atmospheres she’s enjoyed at a race. We are expecting our first ‘new addition’ to the family in January, so next year there will hopefully be three of us there! Hopefully the little one will be one of the triathletes of the future… Look forward to competing in another soon, and many thanks again.”
“Excellent afternoon at my first cross tri. Bike course a bit more technical than I expected, partly cos of the mud, but I didn’t fall off though I will admit to a couple of tactical dismounts! Took me almost as long to clean my bike when I got home as it did to ride the course!
Awsome event, thanks very much to everyone involved :-)”
“Fantastic event. I nearly did not make it (late plane home, sickness, no sleep, no food etc), but glad I did, albeit no PB. I did find the MTB element quite technical and was (personally) hoping for a bit more endurance – but still very exciting. Fantastic venue. Have got you pegged under my favourites now, so I will keep an eye on other events. Well done organising the Red Arrow’s to fly past during my Swim to Bike transition run – truly inspirational”