The gruelling Hanningfield Triathlon is back for 2018, and anyone who wants to test their endurance on water, bike and foot is encouraged to sign up and secure their place now!

The Hanningfield Triathlon is organised by Essex & Suffolk Water in support of the charity WaterAid, helping to bring clean drinking water, safe sanitation and hygiene education to people around the world. Last year′s event raised more than £8,500 for WaterAid.


This year′s event will take place on Saturday 19 May, and you can choose between sprint or standard distance, or team up with friends or family to form a relay team and compete together.


With sections on water, on bike and on foot, this Triathlon challenges you to take on whatever Mother Nature throws at you.


To enter simply visit this link, choose how you′d like to take part and enter your details -


The cycling and running routes take in the scenic surroundings of the countryside around the Essex Wildlife Trust visitor centre and Essex & Suffolk Water′s Cafe on the Water. The swim is a challenging open water course in the actual reservoir - the only time of the year this is allowed due to safety considerations.


Event organiser and Essex & Suffolk Water′s Maintenance Manager, Craig Holliday said: "It′s great to be bringing the Triathlon back for the fifth year, and with demand for places growing I encourage anyone thinking of taking part to get in quick!


"The Hanningfield Triathlon gives you a unique opportunity to test your endurance in the beautiful surroundings of Hanningfield, all while raising money for WaterAid."


Christine Mellor, Water Industry Partnerships Manager, WaterAid, said: "It′s fantastic that Essex & Suffolk Water will be holding the Hanningfield Triathlon to raise money for WaterAid once again. The positive changes that follow for communities with access to water and sanitation, are incredible. These basic resources can transform lives and for the first time, people can see a better future for themselves and for their children."


"WaterAid is delighted to have such incredible support and I′d like to thank all of those who′re energetically taking the plunge in May."


The Blackwater Tri Club, from Maldon, will once again be providing assistance with equipment and volunteers to marshal the course.


Essex & Suffolk Water would like to remind everyone that swimming in Hanningfield Reservoir can be dangerous and is not permitted, except under careful supervision at events such as the triathlon. For more information about safety at reservoirs see