Bournemouth International Triathlon

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This beautiful triathlon along an award-winning beach is the perfect event for triathletes of all types. Whether you're new to multi-sport events, or shooting for a PB, this has something for you.
Participants
Sprint Tri, Standard Tri, Aquathlon Sprint, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sun 12th Sep 2021
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
W Cliff Gardens, Bournemouth BH2 5HP, UK
Start times
Sprint Tri:
6:00am |
Standard Tri:
6:00am |
Aquathlon Sprint:
6:00am |
Aquabike Standard:
6:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Bournemouth International Triathlon
Sprint Tri
RaceTypeSwimming
0.75km
RaceTypeCycling
20km
RaceTypeRunning
5km
£75.00 - £81.00
Aquathlon Sprint
RaceTypeSwimming
0.75km
RaceTypeRunning
5km
£30.50
Standard Tri
RaceTypeSwimming
1.5km
RaceTypeCycling
40km
RaceTypeRunning
10km
£85.00 - £91.00
Aquabike Standard
RaceTypeSwimming
1.5km
RaceTypeCycling
40km
£58.00
Route information
Bournemouth International Triathlon is located on the west side of Bournemouth Pier. Both sprint and standard distance swims start on the award-winning blue flag beach just under the zig zag of West Cliff Gardens before heading out of Bournemouth on a fast bike course towards the market town of Ringwood on the edge of The New Forest. You then finish by running along the promenade to finish back on the sand.
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed event
Train
How to get there
W Cliff Gardens, Bournemouth BH2 5HP, UK
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Parking
There are a number of car parks in Bournemouth. Please be aware of any fees or restrictions.
Event day logistics
06:00 Races start from this time
Start Format
Entrants will be set off in a time trial format, with entrants being set off individually in 15 second intervals. You will be allocated a start time after registering.
Race Packs & Registration
Entrants can collect their race pack the day before the races between 3pm and 5pm, or at their allocated start time.
Entrants will complete registration online before the event to save queues at number pickup. About 7 days before event day you will be sent an email asking you to complete the Competitor Responsibility Statement and Covid Health Screening Questionnaire online. You must do this otherwise you will not be able to get your race number.
You must know your race number and ensure you either have a BTF day licence (paid when entering) or an in date BTF licence. If it is out of date you will need to pay £6.
Race Briefing
There will be a race briefing via webinar on the friday evening before the race. An email with more information will be sent closer to race date.
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Challenging Events
Challenging Events is an event management company based in Southampton, Hampshire. We host events such as Running, Mountain Biking, Triathlon, Duathlons, Aquathlons, Long Swims and Beach Racing along the South Coast.
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FAQ's
When will the race briefing take place for the Bournemouth International Triathlon?
The race briefing will take place on the friday before the event via webinar. The briefing will be recorded for those who cannot attend the live viewing, but all entrants must watch it before attending.
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Do I need to be a BTF member to enter the Bournemouth International Triathlon?
All entrants must either be a BTF member or have a BTF day licence. If either of these are out of date entrants must be £6.
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What will transitions look like at the Bournemouth International Triathlon?
Big and spacious! Usually bikes are racked 4 each side to a rack but now it will be two bikes each side. Make sure you have your bike stickers on, wristband on and helmet on a done up before entering transition. The marshal will check from a distance. This will speed up the queue.
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Reviews
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3.0
Did the Sprint Tri in 2021
Just a few things I would like to point out, the swim was beautiful and the bike and run course were lovely. The racing conditions and elements of the race were amazing.This brings me on to a couple of negative points, hopefully they may help others in the future.Firstly, the toilet situation, there was a lot of concerned faces out there when we found out no toilets were available. Due to this I experienced one of my most uncomfortable races to date. I understand the council were responsible, but a contingency plan of a few portaloos wouldn’t have gone a miss.Secondly, the lack of race briefing in the morning, I understand there was information on the website but when working shifts for the ambulance service running up to race day you don’t really have that much free time.I was venturing over to the water to warm up at 06:55 (as my start time wasn’t until 07:07) and I noticed people already running into the water and starting. I only knew which way to swim because I saw others already out there. So, maybe (like every other triathlon I’ve done) 5-10 mins prior to the race a gathering and quick going over of rules would be ideal (especially any first time races it might help with any last minute nerves and to put their minds at ease).Finally, marshals out on the course we’re far to preoccupied with being on their phones. The only one I passed not on their phone was a lady at the bottom of the hill on the run course.The only reason the lady got my number when I couldn’t stop in time at a red light (I stopped just past the line) was because I shouted sorry to her. This made her look up from her phone for a brief second, take my number and look straight back down at her phone.I hope this points are read and considered for future races.
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Recent Questions
Ben-jamin Else
8/7/2021
I'm new to triathlons and was wondering what to wear for this triathlon?
Madeleine Raynel
8/9/2021
Hi Ben-jamin. This might help? https://www.letsdothis.com/blog/33-essential-items-to-pack-for-a-triathlon/
Ben-jamin Else
8/7/2021
I'm new to triathlons and was wondering what to wear for this triathlon?
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