The start of Triathlon Poland traditionally takes place in Borówno, some 20 km north from Bydgoszcz. The Transition Zone T1 and the swim start are located at the public beach in Borówno (“Plaża Borówno”, Spacerowa Street 1).
The swimming leg of the race (2 loops for the Half distance and 4 loops for the Full distance) is carried out on the lake Borówno. Water temperature in august is typically around 20 degrees Celsius, therefore, wetsuits will be permitted.
The bike course, similarly to the past years, will lead from T1 in Borówno to T2 in Bydgoszcz (near the Zawisza stadium) and back to Borówno. On the Half distance the participants have to ride 2 full loops and then return from Borówno to Bydgoszcz (which equals to roughly “two and a half” loops), and on the Full distance – 4 full loops + return from Borówno to Bydgoszcz.
The route is fast and fairly flat, with a single hill (with maximum grade of about 8%) on each loop (close to the intersection between the streets of Gdańska and Zamczysko). On each loop the hill has to be ridden both downhill (while on the way to T2) and uphill (when heading towards T1). There are two turning points located near the Zawisza stadium (with an aid station), and in Borowno (with a water station).
The run course does not differ from the last years. It leads through walking paths of the Myślęcinek Park, with one grass-covered section (around 400 meters). It’s almost flat. There will be two aid stations and one water station along the course.
There will be two aid stations on the bike loop and three on the run loop.
BIKE aid stations:
- 1 (near T1 in Borówno): water
- 2 (near T2 in Bydgoszcz): water, ALE isotonic drink, ALE energy bars, bananas
RUN aid stations:
- 1 (in the middle of the loop, next to ski lift in Myślęcinek): water, ALE isotonic drink, ALE energy gels, bananas
- 2 (on the way back to T2): water
- 3 (next to T2, on the Zawisza stadium): water, ALE isotonic drink, ALE energy gels, bananas