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Salty Sea Dog Triathlon – August

Booked 8 times in the last week
£42.00 - £55.00Free injury protection
Event summary

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

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.

We’re always looking for volunteers to help make these events epic.
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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Aug 05 2021

What's included:

  • Water safety cover
  • Chip-timed, live results
  • Water station in transition and on the run course
  • Hot showers next to the transition
  • Toilets
Booked 8 times in the last week
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Frequently asked questions
Do I have to go to the briefing for the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August?
No, the participant information pack on the VOTWO website now replaces the physical event briefing.… read more
Is drafting allowed at the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August?
No, drafting and cycling in groups is not allowed.… read more
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.… read more
Route description
Route description


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.


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. There is a 10mph speed limit on the promenade.


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.


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

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

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

06:45 Registration closes

06:45 - 07:00 Rolling start for Sprint distance

07:00 - 07:15 Rolling start for Super Sprint distance

10:00 Triathlon cut off

Race Packs

The information pack can be downloaded from the VOTWO website 2 weeks before the race.

Age Restrictions

You must be at least 16 years old to take part.


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.


Boscombe Beach is an excellent location to relax at whilst your athlete is racing around. The Cafe will be open serving hot food and drinks.

How to get there

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

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By Car

Boscombe Pier is situated just east of Bournemouth and can be accessed from the A338 and the A35.


There is parking available at the Overstrand, but please be aware of any fees or resections before attending the event.

By Train

Bournemouth Station is comfortable walking distance from the Pier.

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£42.00 - £55.00Free injury protection

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