English Riviera Triathlon
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Spend a summer day on the seaside at this endurance sport festival held on the beach. Choose to participate in the triathlon or swim run and enjoy warm waters, picturesque views, and a good dose of healthy competition. Bring the whole family and enjoy the epic setting and atmosphere.
Standard Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Standard Aquathlon, and 1 more
Sun 3rd Jul 2022
Paignton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Goodrington Sands, Goodrington Sands, Paignton TQ4 7FA, UK
Standard Triathlon:7:00am |
Sprint Triathlon:8:00am |
Standard Aquathlon:7:00am |
The English Riviera Triathlon is an endurance festival you will not want to miss this summer.
All events will begin with a fantastic sea swim in the warm and sheltered waters of Goodrington Sands. After slicing through the waves, those doing the triathlon will hop on their bikes and complete the challenging loop around the Torbay area.
For those challenging themselves to the triathlon, know that it is not for the faint hearted, as the bike course poses some challenging climbs that are sure to get the legs and lungs burning.
The bike course ends in a zooming descent towards the run course, which will take competitors along a stunning but tough off-road coastal journey, fit with steep hills and steps to challenge you all the way through the finish line and that incredible sense of achievement.
Visit https://www.letsdothis.com/gb/e/english-riviera-swim-188917 to enter the sea swims taking place the same day.
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- Chip-timed results
- Bespoke Finisher's Medal
- Full safety cover, safety boats and marker buoys
- Water & energy drinks for all finishers
- First Aid support
- Fully marked & marshalled course
- Feed stations
How to get there
Goodrington Sands, Goodrington Sands, Paignton TQ4 7FA, UKGet full directions
English Riviera Triathlon HQ is located at Youngs Park, Goodrington beach, Paignton. TQ4 6BU.
There is lots of paid parking available near the beach.
From Paignton take the coast road to Brixham and the beach car park is directly opposite Clennon Valley Leisure Centre.
Event day logistics
05:30 Registration opens
07:00 Standard Triathlon and Standard Aquathlon starts
08:00 Sprint Triathlon and Sprint Aquathlon starts
For all events, please register an hour before your race and no less than 30 minutes before.
All entrants must be 15 and older to enter the event.
- Swimsuit/Trisuit for the swam - wetsuits are not normally required for this swim, however, they are recommended to first-time open water swimmers. They will keep you warmer and provide buoyancy that will make swimming easier. Short wetsuits or armless wetsuits are also permitted.
- Bike - time trial or triathlon bikes will be quickest but because of the hilly route, a road bike will be almost as quick. Mountain bikes are also allowed
- Trail shoes for the run
- Change of clothes for after the event
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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.
Spectators will be permitted at the event, and unlike most triathlons, spectators will be able to watch most of the swim along the promenade.
However spectators must maintain social distancing and not mix with those not in their households.
Please note that dogs are allowed on the North Sands Beach.
Will there be toilets or changing facilities at the English Riviera Triathlon?
Yes, toilets will be available at the Surf Life Saving Club nearby.
Where is there parking for the English Riviera Triathlon?
There is public car parking available only 50m from Race HQ which is payable upon arrival.
Will there be prizes for the English Riviera Triathlon?
Yes there will be prizes for top 3 racers in a number of categories.
A well organised event in a great location. My only reservation is the large number of traffic lights on the bike course. It's very frustrating to work your socks off only to then be held up at a set of lights for a minute or more.
4.0Did the Sprint Triathlon in 2019
Lovely day, great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a challenging course with great scenery
Did the Sprint Triathlon in 2019
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