'About - Hedgehogtri' . .
. . was formed in 1997 by Paul Hedger, at that time working for Wealden District Council as Centre Manager at Uckfield Leisure Centre,
the first event was the Uckfield Aquathlon, I think the winners got a mug (probably very valuable now!).
Since then Paul has set up and organised events at venues all over the Sussex area, from village runs to Triathlons with over 600+ competitors.The races and club he helped set up still run today,
After a time working on other projects Paul returned to race organising in 2010 (although he was still involved with events up to this time, notably Brighton & Sussex Triathlons).
The resurrection of the Ardingly Triathlon and the Uckfield Children's Triathlon were very successful and has been the springboard for the events in 2012. In 2014 saw Paul and the Team organise sixteen events in the Sussex area. Very successful Haywards Heath triathlon, Ardingly Triathlon Festival, Wealden Manic (Openwater s/r/s/r) and the Tough Crow Sprint Triathlon in Crowborough.
in the 2017 season the 'Kidstri' Series run to 5 events with winners honoured in November,
A new event this year saw a working relationship with MultiSport Management at the Ashdown Forest Triathlon in July.
2018 saw the adoption of the Uckfield Triathlon, Mayfield and Ringmer Triathlon events as Phil and Stuart joined Paul to run the programme which included the Ardingly White Bird Triathlon using the reservoir for the swimming section.
In 2022 following the difficult 'covid' times the HHTri events now are just based at the Ardingly Reservoir working with the Mid-Sussex Tri Club and the Ardingly Activity Centre to bring you the the 'Swim the Lake Festival' series of open water distance swim challenges and Aquathlon.