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Dartmouth Triathlon, Swim & Jr. Aquathlon

250 participants · Sun 13th Jun 2021 · Blackpool
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About this event

Set in the beautiful bay of Blackpool Sands, this event has been so popular it is expanding to a two-day race weekend. With races of varying length and difficulty, there is something for everyone. Come on out for views of the sea or the finisher's medal.

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Organisers of triathlons, duathlons, bike & running events & open water swims in Devon & the South West. We focus on creating events to suit a wide range of ages and abilities from complete novices to elite. Our events include the Torbay Triathlons, the Dartmouth Triathlon, the Dartington Duathlon & Devon Dirt.

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What's included:

  • Quality t-shirt & swimming hat
  • Electronic chip & transition splits
  • Feed stations
  • Water & energy drinks for all finishers in biodegradable PLA cups
  • Clearly marked and marshalled course
  • Water Safety & First Aid teams
  • Optional camping at Blacksands for an additional £6 pp
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Sprint
7:30am Sun 13th Jun 2021

Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km

SuperSprint
8:50am Sun 13th Jun 2021

Swim 0.4km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km

Tristar 3 Aquathlon (13 - 14 year olds)
3:00pm Sun 13th Jun 2021

Swim 0.4km, Run 2.5km

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Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is the event affiliated with British Triathlon and do I need a day membership?
All Sportiva triathlons are British Triathlon affiliated and listed on britishtriathlon.org/. If you do not have annual membership you will need to buy a day membership to take part (£4 in advance, £5 on the day or £1 if you are aged under 20 on 31st December of the year of competition. The exception is the GO TRI /Beginners events which do not require a day membership. To keep entry costs down the Duathlons are not British Triathlon affiliated which means you do not need to purchase a day license to take part. However we do run the duathlons under British Triathlon rules.… read more
FAQ
I am a first time triathlete, which race should I do?
While you certainly have the option to sign up for a more difficult option, the Supersprint is a very good place to start out. It will give you a taste of open water swimming and bike racing, but ensures you do not go too far out of your comfort zone. … read more
FAQ
What is the address of the Dartmouth triathlon?
Blackpool Sands Beach, Dartmouth, TQ6 0RG… read more
Route description
Route description

To kick-off the day, racers will swim from Blackpool Sands, a sheltered inlet that makes for a stunning open-water swim. Once you are out of the water there's a short run up the beach through transition and onto the bikes. The bike route includes a few undulating hills but nothing too strenuous.

After-which it's off the bikes and onto your feet with four laps making up a 5KM run (2 laps for the Supersprint).

If you aren't as confident or you are just starting out then there is the option to do the Super Sprint, which reduces the run and swim portions.

Sol D
Star
4.0
Did the SuperSprint in 2019
The super sprint was a great choice for this event. Sadly the weather was a bit rubbish and hampered my bike performance.
Sam M
Star
4.3
Did the Sprint in 2019
Even though the weather wasn't fantastic everything else made up for it. Great race and well organised.
Niall L
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
I am a man of the sea and i love a good sea swim to start my triathlon. This positive buzz definitely continued through the rest of the race as i got my PB for a sprint triathlon
Henry G
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
Being an intermediate triathlon athlete this event was great. The course was brilliant and definitely the whole event was up there with one of my favourites
Josh L
Star
3.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
The organisation was great but was unfortunate that the course was pretty average especially the run as it lacked that atmosphere you need to get over the finish line.
Calvin H
Star
5.0
Did the SuperSprint in 2019
My first triathlon ever and thought it was a fantastic experience. Only attempted the super sprint which was the perfect distance for me right now. Great event.
Jake K
Star
2.3
Did the Sprint in 2018
The organisation and atmosphere are ok, but unfortunately the course is a bit dull and uninspiring.
Did the Sprint in 2019
I thought the event was well organised. The swim was well marshaled with lots of lifeguards. On the bike course i found several riders taking corners by cycling onto the other side of the road, this isn't great when you are cycling up a hill. A few riders i had to shout at to get onto their side of the road. The run course is quite dull - 4 laps of a car park. Could it not be improved, take it onto the beach? Be a bit like the Grizzly, that would be much more fun.
Tessa Y
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
Amazing course, great atmosphere. Could have put mats down in transition area to help with gravelly feet from beach.<br />Really enjoyed it.
Toby S
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
The location for the race is excellent and it provides a good challenge. <br />Transition was well set up however people are still confused on which way to rack their bikes so that they are effectively alternated and the bikes don't hit each other. Not sure what you can do other than keep saying it over the loud speaker (which you did), and maybe on the printed number write something like "put seat post against sticker", also maybe explain it and visually show it in the race manual may help. <br />The swim was clearly marked with a good briefing prior to the start.<br />Transition in and out on the bike was far better this year with improved segregation between competitors and spectators.<br />The bike course was also far better with effectively no road junctions which meant it was as safe as it could be from that aspect. I would not change the course as it worked well.<br />The run course whilst compact is excellent for spectators and competitors alike and keeps it very close knit and provides an excellent atmosphere. Again, don't change the course.<br />The organisation overall was again excellent with plenty of marshals at the right point.. Well done to all.<br />Looking forward to the next race. <br />
Jane H
Star
4.7
Did the SuperSprint in 2019
First sea swim Tri-athlon and not a lover of cold water. The staff were supportive and gave clear advice and were reassuring. I loved the bike course and enjoyed the spectators being close by for the run. I will definitely do this event again next year.
Joe
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
Well organised, good fun. It was my first triathlon so nothing to compare it to. Enjoyed the swim and bike ride, great setting. Only downside was running four laps of same course. But I'm looking forward to returning in 2020!
Steve
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
Once again a great race in a great venue, the heavy downpour gave it a different perspective on the bike particularly on the corners of the fast descents but all went well and I had a good day.
David D
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
The course and conditions were challenging, but a great experience thanks to the organisers. The water was very cold with wetsuits being compulsory. This made the swim the most difficult discipline for me (I feel the cold). However, this also made it all the more satisfying having completed it. The bike ride was also challenging with a climb almost immediately after the start.. Although I was so cold after the swim I avoided the burning legs (I couldn't feel a thing). A downpour, which began as I was half way through the bike leg, made descnding on the last tricky hill a challenge, but everyone seemed to heed the warnings of the organisrs at the start to take extra care on this descent. I enjoyed the run (always my favourite discipline). Four laps with a small hill included worked well for me. It always helps if you know the course, but I didn't have time to reccy beforehand. So a short lap repeated several times helped.<br />Overall a great event. Thanks to all involved in organisation.<br />David Duerden
Gary
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
Really enjoyed this race. Swim is amazing. Cycle hard. Run course is the best it can be with the space available.
Sarah G
Star
4.3
Did the Sprint in 2019
Well organised and executed! Loved the bike route. Run is a little monotonous. Overall a great sprint to do!
F.Worner
Star
5.0
Did the SuperSprint in 2019
Absolutely loved it !! Having the run around the transition area condenses the crowd which makes the atmosphere superb.
G Lucas
Star
3.7
Did the SuperSprint in 2019
Really enjoyable and very well organised although delay in timing chips arriving was unfortunate and confused some people
Steve
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
Great event. I had fun and everything seemed well organised, even a lovely bit of rain for the bike ride.
Geoff J
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
Superbly well organised event. Run course not the greatest but more than made up for by the swim and bike.
Meg
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
This event was incredibly well organised, loved the photographs and snacks set up at the end of the race. Beautiful surroundings and lovely staff! Thanks!!
Alexander
Star
3.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
I think the bike in and bike out together with the run course needs to be sorted out it’s all a bit too stressful and compact in that area. Alan that great race thank you Ben and team Spotiva.
Steve P
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
Lovely race venue and well organised event. Shame about the rain on the bike leg but you can’t have everything!
Simon B
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
Was a really well organised event. Really enjoyed it. Perfect for first sea swim Triathlon. Bike is very hilly. Not the most exciting run course which is why only 4 star. However it does make you feel fast as it's quite compact! Definitely recommend the race. I'll be back next year.
Lou N
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
It was a shame that people were allowed to leave whilst there were still supersprint competitors completing the course.
RoseP
Star
5.0
Did the SuperSprint in 2019
Well organised and fun! Really enjoyed it great competitive spirit. Had time to get acclimatised to the sea water.
David J
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
The amount of lifeguards on paddle boards was fantastic. For all of us doing our first triathlon it gave you great confidence. Love the bike course it’s a challenge. The run could be improved, cutting the grass the day before we be could and not having to jump over log fences. All in all though a very enjoyable experience.
K Yardley
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint in 2019
Having raced Sportiva events for several years now I have to say this one was the best yet. They listen to feedback and ensured this course was adequately marshalled, ran on time and results were sorted in a timely manner. Will definitely do it again.
Elliot H
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
The event was well organised, with race info sent out well in advance, good marshal presence on the day, and a nice on-site cafe.<br />The water was clean for the swim, and the bike course had a good mix of incline to separate riders out as well as a decent flat section to really put the hammer down. The run course could have been a bit more inspiring, and the supporters were encroaching on the course quite a bit so this is something that could be improved next year. Overall a fantastic event which I would definitely sign up to again!
Innes
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint in 2019
Thank you Sportiva Events, a fantastic event, with some challenging conditions which didn’t dampen the spirits of volunteers and competitors, just everything else. A very timely event with it being the 75th commemoration of the D-Day landings on the very place allied Forces practiced.
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Logistics and schedule

Saturday Schedule:

15:00 - Tristars 3 Swim Run start

15:30 - Tristars 2 Swim Run start

16:00 - Tristars 1 Swim Run start

16:15 - Tristars Swim Run start

17:00 - Swim (750M)

17:30 - Swim (1500M)

Sunday Schedule:

06:00 - Registration opens

07:30 - Sprint

08:50 - SuperSprint start

12:00 - Cut-off for Sprint and Supersprint races

Please arrive at least 60 minutes before you race to give you enough time to get parked, registered and warmed up. You will be briefed on the details of each race 5 minutes before the start.

Spectators

Blackpool Sands is a beautiful setting for racing and spectators make for an incredible atmosphere so please encourage your friends and family down to cheer you on.

Volunteers

Sportiva Events could not run such phenomenal races without awesome volunteers like you so please consider volunteering for an event. In return you may also get a free entrance into another one of their races.

Please reach out via phone at 07866 567894 or fill out the form at https://sportivaevents.co.uk/volunteer-help-marshall/

How to get there

Blackpool Sands, Blackpool, Dartmouth TQ6 0RG, UK

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Address: Blackpool Sands Beach, Dartmouth, TQ6 0RG

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Is the event affiliated with British Triathlon and do I need a day membership?
All Sportiva triathlons are British Triathlon affiliated and listed on britishtriathlon.org/. If you do not have annual membership you will need to buy a day membership to take part (£4 in advance, £5 on the day or £1 if you are aged under 20 on 31st December of the year of competition. The exception is the GO TRI /Beginners events which do not require a day membership. To keep entry costs down the Duathlons are not British Triathlon affiliated which means you do not need to purchase a day license to take part. However we do run the duathlons under British Triathlon rules.
FAQ
I am a first time triathlete, which race should I do?
While you certainly have the option to sign up for a more difficult option, the Supersprint is a very good place to start out. It will give you a taste of open water swimming and bike racing, but ensures you do not go too far out of your comfort zone.
FAQ
What is the address of the Dartmouth triathlon?
Blackpool Sands Beach, Dartmouth, TQ6 0RG
FAQ
Will there be parking at the Blackpool Darmouth triathlon?
Yes, there will be parking near the venue but please make sure you arrive early enough to find a spot and get organised.
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