Dambuster Triathlon

Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Unnamed Road, Oakham LE15 8AB, UK
Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 42km, Run 10km

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Tickets £66–£76


From the organizer

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First established in 2002 the Dambuster Triathlon is a well recognised feature of the triathlon calendar in the UK. The swim in the lovely Rutland Water is a tremendous spectacle; the bike leg is best described as undulating and is followed by a flat run around the Lake. The venue is about as perfect as can be for triathlon.

Distances in this event

  1. Olympic

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 42km, Run 10km
    Sat 22nd Jun 2019
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Course Details

The swim which takes place in the Rutland Water Lake is a straight one lap 1500m with no real surprises. A well tried and tested course which starts in front of the Harbour Bar and is a tremendous spectacle for competitors and spectators alike.

The bike - a slightly long 42km around the spectacular Rutland scenery - is a good testing course and well suited to strong bikers. Best described as undulating it's sure to sort out the standings. The Rutland Ripple is not the only test of endurance on the course which offers little in the way of flat, but does offer good road surfaces and is a well established and clearly signposted route.

The 10km plus run navigates around the lake and across the dam after which it is named, but don't be deceived by the flatness of the run section which does a double loop of the Dam. The fact that you can see the competition for much of the run means this is a psychologically challenging course.


Directions to Rutland Water

The Dambuster Triathlon is located at the Whitwell site Rutland Water, Rutland nr. Leicestershire and is based on the North Shore of Anglian Water’s Rutland Water site. Situated 2 miles east of Oakham, off the A606 and only half an hour’s drive from Peterborough and Grantham and under an hour from Leicester. Sat Nav Detail / postcode: LE15 8BL


The Dambuster Triathlon can not run smoothly without the help of many volunteers. All volunteers will receive an exclusive event shirt, food & drink. If you have friends or family that will be supporting you at the race, why not ask them if they would be willing to give up a few hours to get involved & help. Volunteers are required in and around transition, on the bike and run course as well as on the feed stations. You do not require any previous experience or knowledge on triathlon to become a race marshal; any training required will be given on race day. If you would like further information about becoming a volunteer please visit the event website.

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5 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Olympic in 2011

    Fantastic event, big field and crowd turn out for a qualifying event. The course is a single swim and bike lap, two-lap run along the dam. Rutland Water is a great place to swim, the Rutland Ripple climbs on the bike will challenge you. Excellent marshalling.

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