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Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August

2 races scheduled · 400 participants · Sat 7th Aug 2021 · Bournemouth
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About this event

The popular saturday morning beach triathlons are back again. The last in the series, triathletes can enjoy a sea swim and coastal views on their run and ride. This is perfect for novices looking for their first triathlon and great for athletes wanting to keep sharp mid-season.

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Your organiser

Votwo Events & Adventure Ltd organise sporting events including Triathlons, Duathlons, Trail Running Challenges, Running Races, Open Water Swims, Adventure Runs, and Aquathlons. Votwo Ltd coach athletes to achieve their goals and operate the Porsche Human Performance Centre at Silverstone - a specialist sports science lab dedicated to improving the performance of motor racing drivers and endurance athletes.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Apr 01 2021

What's included:

  • Great sea front location
  • Water safety cover
  • Chip-timed, live results
  • Water station in transition and on the run course
  • Hot showers next to the transition
  • Toilets
Sprint
7:00am Sat 7th Aug 2021

Swim 0.75km, Bike 23.4km, Run 5km

Super Sprint
7:00am Sat 7th Aug 2021

Swim 0.375km, Bike 11.7km, Run 2.5km

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Frequently asked questions
Do I have to go to the briefing for the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August?
Yes, entrants must attend the race briefing immediately before the race starts.… read more
Is drafting allowed at the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August?
No, drafting and cycling in groups is not allowed.… read more
What if I don't want a medal from the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August?
To reduce waste the organisers are allowing runners to opt out of receiving a medal as they know not everyone wants one.… read more
Route description
Route description

The entire event takes place on the main promenade.

Transition

The transition area is in front of the shower/toilet block and event registration.

Swim

The swim route is a 375m lap that the Super Sprint competitors complete once, and Sprint competitors will take on twice. Swimmers can expect a couple of waves if the surf is up.

Bike

From here, it's a short and steep climb onto the cliff coast road all the way to the turn point at Hengistbury Head and back, totalling 11.7k. Sprint competitors will take it on twice. 10mph speed limit on the promenade please.

Run

This completely flat run is a quick and simple out and back along the seafront. In keeping with the other legs, Sprint competitors will complete 2 laps to reach their 5k distance.

Team Entry

Both distances can be completed as a team. Each member of the team of 3 will complete a discipline. You must inform the staff at registration that you are a team entry as you will have specific instructions for handing the chip between team members.

Event Rules

As part of the entry system to the event all participants agree to the following:

  • Triathlon briefings will be held 10 minutes before the start in the swim in area. You must attend the briefing ready to start your triathlon
  • All cyclists will wear a correctly fitted BS-EN cycle helmet
  • Cycles must have working front and rear brakes and all equipment must be in good serviceable order
  • Drafting and riding in groups is not permitted
  • Whilst cycling on the promenade section between the highway and transition area cyclists must keep their speed to no more than 10mph and maintain a good lookout for other promenade users
  • All cyclists will adhere to the rules and regulations of the highway code.
Logistics and schedule

Schedule

05:15 Transition and registration opens (please do not arrive before this time)

06:45 Registration closes

06:50 Briefing at the swim entry point

07:00 Triathlon starts

10:00 Triathlon cut off and prize presentation

Race Packs

Race packs will be emailed to entrants closer to the event date. Please ensure you read this before attending the event.

How to get there

The Overstrand, Undercliff Dr, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, UK

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Parking

The nearest car parks to the venue are located approximately 150 yards from the event registration, just off Sea Road. These are pay and display car parks.

Please do not park on ‘The Marina’ road at this is part of the bike course.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Do I have to go to the briefing for the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August?
Yes, entrants must attend the race briefing immediately before the race starts.
FAQ
Is drafting allowed at the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August?
No, drafting and cycling in groups is not allowed.
FAQ
What if I don't want a medal from the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August?
To reduce waste the organisers are allowing runners to opt out of receiving a medal as they know not everyone wants one.
FAQ
Do I have to wear a wetsuit for the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August?
Wetsuits are not required however those who swim without one accept the inherent risks involved. Please only choose to not wear a wetsuit if you are an experienced swimmer.
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