Eastbourne Satellite Centre
Eastbourne is one of British Triathlon’s satellite training centres.
British Triathlon’s base at the University of Brighton – Eastbourne Campus has a good structure of coaches, facilities and support services for World Class athletes, and hence three of the current elite team have chosen to base themselves there alongside Head Coach, Glenn Cook.
Together with Loughborough and the other centres, Eastbourne delivers core coaching and support services to athletes through a central programme.
Eastbourne is located on the Kent coastline, just about as far south as you can get in Britain, giving athletes the best possible chance to train in the sun as possible! It might have a reputation for being home to a lot of elderly folk, but it’s also home to some of Britain’s best triathletes!
Todd Leckie - World Class Development Squad
Head Coach - Glenn Cook
A former junior swimming international and senior triathlon world championship runner up to Mark Allen.
- Two 25m pools (University Sports Centre and Eastbourne College)
- The sea
- 400m Tartan running track
- 450m Dirt running track
- Endless off-road trails
- A great network of quiet lanes for cycling
- South coast sunshine
The South Downs National Park begins in Eastbourne, at the foot of Beachy Head, the UK's highest sea cliff. The South Downs Way, a 90 mile ancient trail begins in Eastbourne. The Seven Sisters Country Park offers forest walks (runs), village pubs (hydration), family attractions or canoe (cross training) along the Cuckmere Haven valley. See ancient chalk hillside figures or walk down to the sea and view the spectacular chalk cliffs of the Seven Sisters.
Beaches are a key attraction. You can hire beach cabins, deckchairs, sun loungers and parasols. There are also water sports, children’s theme parks, mini golf, gardens, a Victorian Pier, Napoleonic fortress, leisure pool, Sovereign Harbour, Dotto Train, boat trips to Beachy Head and a 1930’s Bandstand are just a few of the attractions along Eastbourne seafront.
There are shops stretching from the railway station to Eastbourne Pier. Eastbourne's town centre shopping streets offer High Street and independent boutiques along a tree lined precinct. There are also the antiques, art galleries, gift shops and boutiques in the quaint Victorian shopping streets of Little Chelsea.
About the University of Brighton
The University of Brighton has 21,000 students and 2,600 staff based on five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. It has one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and a strong research record.
The University has a national reputation for the study of sport. This includes physical education, sport science, exercise science, leisure management and leisure studies. A new £3m facility was recently built in Eastbourne to complement the existing infrastructure.
Todd Leckie recorded a win for the University of Brighton at the British University Triathlon Championships in Calne, Wiltshire in 2008.
To find out more about Brighton University, click here.