Full and Middle Distance Records set to tumble in 2023

Already heralded by athletes as an “outstanding, bucket-list event” we have made some exciting improvements to IronBourne for 2023. 

One of the most significant changes is the new four-lap run route, which is much flatter and faster than the previous course. This means we could see some incredible times in next year’s events, with course records expected to fall. In fact, the current course record for the Full Distance event, held by Jamie Bedwell with a time of 9:24:03, could be shattered in 2023 and the current course record for the Middle Distance event, held by Sam Wade with a time of 4:06:40, could even dip under the 4-hour barrier!

The new run route isn’t the only thing that makes IronBourne a must-enter event for serious triathletes; the swim portion starts with a jump off of Eastbourne Pier, providing a beautiful and thrilling start to the day. The bike course is flat and fast first 100 miles and finishes with a spectacular ride through the South Downs National Park over Beachy Head. Finally, the new, pedestrian-free, run course winds along the picturesque seafront and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 

So if you’re an athlete looking to set a new personal best in 2023, be sure to enter IronBourne. Early bird deals are still available, but spaces are strictly limited and have sold out in previous years so don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to compete in one of the most iconic triathlons in the world. Whether you’re a seasoned triathlete or a newcomer to the sport, IronBourne has something to offer everyone.

IronBourne Full Distance Records:
• Swim: Jamie Bedwell 52:11 (2022) and Emma Cockcroft 5:10:29 (2021)
• Bike: Jamie Bedwell 4:58:10 (2022) and Emma Cockcroft 5:10:29 (2021)
• Run: Anna Lawson 3:15:27 (2021) and Oliver Whitby 3:21:18 (2021)
Course Record: Jamie Bedwell 9:24:03 (2022) and Anna Lawson 9:48:35 (2021)

IronBourne Middle Distance Records:
• Swim: Nathan Ford 23:21 (2021) and Abi Bedwell 25:53 (2022)
• Bike: Marc Alexander 2:16:03 (2021) and Abi Bedwell 2:44:37 (2022)
• Run: Will Grace 1:15:47 (2021) and Isabel Davis 1:35:22 (2021)
Course Record: Sam Wade – 4:06:40 (2022) and Abi Bedwell 4:52:33 (2022)


  • Dale Anderton

    Dale Anderton is a local athlete who has been involved in triathlon and endurance sports for over 40 years. He first fell in love with these sports while serving as a Royal Marine and competing in his first sprint distance event. Since then, he has competed in hundreds of races across the globe at all distances, including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.