LPT – Course Information
Course Descriptions Laguna Phuket Triathlon 2015
The swim course is the same as in previous years and comprises two bodies of water. Starting on the beach between the Dusit Thani Phuket and Outrigger Laguna Beach Resort, athletes swim 1,300 metres in the sea before sprinting 100 meters across the beach to swim the last 500 metres in a lagoon finishing at the Laguna Grove. Wetsuits or speedsuits are not allowed.
The bike course takes athletes out of Laguna Phuket onto a unique tour of the northern part of Phuket. The course will remain the same from 2014 and will feature the signature Naithon Hills with their steep challenging sections. Drafting is illegal. Suggested equipment includes a minimum of two water bottle cages. Athletes should consider a 24-28 tooth rear cassettes to ease the difficulty of hill climbs. Some of the road surfaces may be rough and athletes should use durable tires. The bike course will have 2 aid stations.
Compared to the previous years the run course will slightly change. It is flat and leads runners north through the Laguna Phuket resort complex before looping back past the Wedding Chapel through Canal Shopping Village and finishing at the Laguna Grove. The course will have three aid stations approximately 2km apart that runners pass twice.