West Bay Triathlon

Next Race: 05/09/2021

West Bay is a unique sea side attraction and is the gateway to the Jurassic coast set amongst the beautiful Dorset countryside.
It offers extensive play areas to keep adventurous families entertained for hours, and for runners and cyclists, acres of wide open spaces and paths.


With what we hope will be flat sea's, a scenic undulating bike course and testing runs this event is ideal for a late season open water Olympic ,Sprint and Super-sprint triathlon.
(Undulating bike and run courses are route specific, i.e. super sprint bike route is relatively flat)

 

THIS IS A COMPULSORY WETSUIT EVENT

AND PLEASE BRING A NICE SWIMHAT (PREFERABLY A NICE FLOWERY 1980 STYLE ONE)

 

SUPER SPRINT 200 m, 15 km, 3.5 km

The 200 m sea swim will start on West Beach and head out and around the groyne before exiting on the next beach, it’s a short run/Walk to transition,
The 15 km bike is an almost flat fast tour around some stunning Dorset countryside.
The 3.5 km run is an off road, flat run away from traffic for the most part, you know its nearly over so enjoy the last moments.


SPRINT 400 m, 26 km, 5.5 km

The 400m sea swim will start on West Beach and will head west along the coast towards Eype, exit of the water and onto the beach the run to transition 1 is approx. 200 metres.
The 26km bike is a nice flat fast ride around some beautiful Dorset villages, before returning to West bay.
The 5km (5.5km) run to finish follows the footpath back to Bridport its off road before we hit the tarmac heading for
Eype and a small test just before the superb finishing straight.

 

TEAM SPRINT

The team sprint distances are same as above, the only difference is one person competes at each element of the Triathlon, you can have a team of two or three it is up to you.

 

OLYMPIC 1500m, 47 km , 8 km

The 1500 m swim will start on West Beach and heads west along the coast towards Eype, looping around the Buoy and back to the swim exit, the run to transition 1 is approx. 200 meters.

The 47 km bike is an up and down ride around some of the stunning Dorset countryside, before returning to West Bay.
The 8 km run follows the coastal path back to Bridport, its off road and starts flat, there are some tests along the route part tarmac and part of road, but the views, on the downhill section home are excellent.

 

 

MORE INFORMATION:-

With lots of places for family and friends to cheer you on around West Bay.
The route will be fully marked and Marshalled, and something for every type of competitor, even friends and family will have fun spectating.

With plenty of Food and Drink choices from the nearby outlets, and 100's of choices of accommodation, make it more than an event and end a holiday in what is a stunning location for a triathlon.

 

SPECIFIC EVENT INFORMATION:-

REGISTRATION WILL BE FROM 0700 – 0855

THE OLYMPIC EVENT WILL START AT 0900

THE SPRINT EVENT WILL START AT 0905 (ish)

THE SUPER SPRINT EVENT WILL START AT 0910 (ish)

THERE WILL BE A SMALL SAFETY BRIEF ON THE START LINE JUST BEFORE THE RACE BEGINS FOR ALL DISTANCES

IF YOU MISS THE BRIEFING YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPETE.

 

SOME ONLINE RESOURCES CAN BE FOUND HERE:-

If your new to triathlon, there is plenty of information to be found on these links, watching, and reading these will help you understand more about triathlon and the flow of an event day.

https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/triathlon-race-day-checklist-1/

https://www.dummies.com/sports/olympic-sports/how-to-set-up-your-triathlon-transition-area/

https://www.liv-cycling.com/global/campaigns/how-to-prepare-your-bike-for-a-triathlon/20714

 

TRIATHLON RACEDAY CHECK LIST:-

https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/triathlon-race-day-checklist-1/

 

DETAILED MAPS FOR EACH EVENT:-

OLYMPIC

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/10642185         (Olympic bike route link) 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28866157         (Olympic run route link)

SPRINT

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9884354        (Sprint and Swim / run, bike route link) 
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28866118      (Sprint and Swim / run, Run route link)

SUPER-SPRINT

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28866169      (Super - Sprint, bike route link)
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28866182      (Super - Sprint, run route link) 

 

 

 

West Bay Triathlon Sep 2021

  • 05/09/2021, 09:00

    Olympic

    1500 Meters swim 47 Km bike 8 Km run £35.00
  • 05/09/2021, 09:00

    Sprint

    400 Meters swim 26 Km bike 5.5 Km run £35.00
  • 05/09/2021, 09:00

    Super-sprint

    200 Meters swim 19 Km bike 2.5 Km run £25.00
  • 05/09/2021, 09:00

    Team sprint

    400 Meters swim 26 Km bike 5.5 Km run £60.00
  • 05/09/2021, 09:00

    Duathlon

    8 Km run 26 Km bike 5.5 Km run £30.00

Location

Directions

From the East follow the M3 and M27, journey times from the M25 are in the region of 2 – 2.5 hours.
From the West follow the M5 and then the A30 onto the A35, Journey times from Exeter are about 1 Hour.
From the North follow the M5 till Taunton and then the A358 to chard, From Taunton is approx an hour.

PARKING IS ALWAYS OPEN

Sat navigation Post Code for Transition DT6 4HE (Various parking is available through out West Bay)

REGISTRATION OPENS AT 0700
Sign your name and collect your numbers.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 0845
No exceptions, if your late, you will not be able to compete.


SAFETY BRIEF
Its just the key points and wont take to long

START ALL ROUTES AFTER SAFETY BRIEF
As soon as the brief has finished there will be approx 2/3 minutes and then your off in a Mass start, the Duathlon will start 15 minutes after the Triathlon.