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West Bay Triathlon

5 races scheduled · 150 participants · 2021-06-27 · West Bay
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About this event

These superb events held at the gateway to the Jurassic Coast are for all abilities with the potential for a PB if the weather is favourable. West Bay is such beautiful location and with the stunning cliffs providing that edge-of-the-world feeling, there is no better place to hold a triathlon.

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We are inspired by every location that we find to try to create an event of some sort. We want them to have a relaxed atmosphere and a welcoming environment, no matter what level of competitor you are our events will challenge and test you.

We are extremely lucky and passionate to do what we do, and want to share that passion with as many people as possible, no matter what level of fitness you have.

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Tickets available until Tue Mar 02 2021

What's included:

  • Fully marked
  • Marshalled route
  • Plenty of food and drink choices from the nearby outlets
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Olympic
9:00am Sun 27th Jun 2021

Swim 1.5km, Bike 47km, Run 8km

Duathlon
9:00am Sun 27th Jun 2021

Run 8km, Bike 26km, Run 5.5km

Sprint
9:00am Sun 27th Jun 2021

Swim 0.4km, Bike 26km, Run 5.5km

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3.0
Did the Olympic in 2017
You get what you pay for. A low entry fee so don't expect much. It's a good job a brought a swim cap with me! Did get a medal and some water at the end to be fair and would go back as I know what to expect now. Weather was rough that year (2017). Swell was massive with one small buoy to aim for. There was a boat and a few kayaks though to follow and was definitely an experience. Plenty of people not spotting signage and lack of enthusiastic marshalling (possibly because of the poor weather). … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where will the results be posted?
The results will be posted on the event website as soon as possible. … read more
FAQ
How many people can you have on a team in the Team Sprint?
Teams can either have 2 or 3 people with individuals completing separate elements of the triathlon.… read more
FAQ
Are spectators allowed at the West Bay Triathlon?
Yes, there will be plenty of places for spectators to cheer their friends and family from.… read more
Route description
Route description

COURSE

Olympic:

The 1500m swim will start on West Beach and heads west along the coast towards Eype, looping around the Buoy and back to the swim exit, the run to transition 1 is approx 200 meters.

The 47km bike is an undulating course through the stunning Dorset countryside, before returning to West Bay.

The 8km run on the coastal path back to Bridport starts flat, but features some tough hill tests along the way. The route is mostly off-road, but will have some sections on tarmac. Luckily the home stretch to the finish line is downhill, and provides some epic coastal views.

Bike specifics: Ascent 612 m, Descent 614m, 11.7% steepest uphill, -13% steepest downhill

Run specifics: Ascent 163m, Descent 163m, 11.6% steepest uphill, -11.6% downhill

Duathlon:

The first 8km run follows the same path outlined above for the Olympic triathlon.

The 26km (26.3km) bike is a nice fast ride around Dorset, and returns to the Bay for the final 5.5km run.

The 5km (5.5km) run to finish follows the footpath back to Bridport. The route is mostly off-road, but hits the tarmac for one last ascent before you'll be zooming down the finishing straight.

Run 1 specifics: Ascent 163m, Descent -163m, 11.6% steepest uphill, -11.6% steepest downhill

Bike specifics: Ascent 247m, Descent -247m, 7.4% steepest uphill, -6.3% steepest downhill

**Run 2 specifics:**Ascent 94m, Descent - 94m, 11.5% steepest uphill, -10.8% steepest downhill.

Sprint:

The 400m sea swim will start on West Beach and will head west along the coast towards Eype, then will exit the water and onto the beach. The run to transition 1 is approx 200 metres before riders will hop on their bike.

The 26km bike is a fast ride around some beautiful Dorset villages, before returning to West Bay.

The 5km (5.5km) run to finish follows the footpath back to Bridport. The route is mostly off-road, but hits the tarmac for one last ascent before you'll be zooming down the finishing straight.

Bike specifics: Ascent 247m, Descent 247m, 7.4% steepest uphill, -6.3% steepest downhill

Run specifics: Ascent 94m, Descent -94m, 11.5% steepest uphill, -10.8% steepest downhill

Super Sprint:

The 200m super-sprint swim will start on West beach and is a simple swim out and around the groin (and a buoy) that separates the two beaches. After transitioning, participants will hop on the bike.

The 15km bike section of the event will take you from West Bay along quiet country roads out to Puncknowle before heading back to Transition 2 at West Bay. It's a relatively flat ride, however, there are a couple of gentle inclines.

The 3.5km run is an off-road run that will take you from West Bay and back towards Bridport. The route is flat and will be fast for those with energy still left in the legs.

Bike specifics: Ascent 197m, Descent 197m, 9.4% Steepest uphill, -7.4% steepest downhill

Run specifics: Ascent 30m, Descent - 30m, 6.4 % steepest uphill, -5.4% steepest downhill.

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Did the Olympic in 2017
You get what you pay for. A low entry fee so don't expect much. It's a good job a brought a swim cap with me! Did get a medal and some water at the end to be fair and would go back as I know what to expect now. Weather was rough that year (2017). Swell was massive with one small buoy to aim for. There was a boat and a few kayaks though to follow and was definitely an experience. Plenty of people not spotting signage and lack of enthusiastic marshalling (possibly because of the poor weather).
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Logistics and schedule

REGISTRATION & RACE SCHEDULE

Registration will be open 07:00 - 08:55. No exceptions, if you're late, you will not be able to compete.

All events start at 09:00.

*There will be a short safety brief on the start line just before the race begins for all distances. All participants must be present for the briefing or they will not be able to compete.

Spectators

With lots of places for family and friends to cheer you on around West Bay, it's the perfect event for spectators. The route will be fully marked and Marshalled, and something for every type of competitor, even friends and family will have fun spectating.

Volunteers

No volunteer's needed.

How to get there

Address: West Bay, UK. Transition area DT6 4HE

**Getting to the event:
**Sat navigation Post Code for Transition DT6 4HE

From the East follow the M3 and M27, journey times from the M25 are in the region of 2 – 2.5 hours.
From the West follow the M5 and then the A30 onto the A35, Journey times from Exeter are about 1 Hour.
From the North follow the M5 till Taunton and then the A358 to chard, From Taunton is approx an hour.

*Various parking is available through out West Bay

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Where will the results be posted?
The results will be posted on the event website as soon as possible.
FAQ
How many people can you have on a team in the Team Sprint?
Teams can either have 2 or 3 people with individuals completing separate elements of the triathlon.
FAQ
Are spectators allowed at the West Bay Triathlon?
Yes, there will be plenty of places for spectators to cheer their friends and family from.
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