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.
How to enter the Dambuster Triathlon
- Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 42km, Run 10km
Dambuster Triathlon route
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.
Dambuster Triathlon weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Dambuster Triathlon reviews (3)
4.8 out of 5 stars