West Bay Triathlon

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These superb event's are for all abilities and potential PB course if the weather conditions are in your favour. West Bay is such beautiful location and with the stunning cliffs and that edge of the world feeling there is no better place to hold a triathlon.

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How to enter the West Bay Triathlon

  1. Olympic

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 47km, Run 8km
    £35
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  2. Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 8km, Bike 26km, Run 5.5km
    £35
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  3. Swim/Run

    Other: Swim 0.4km, Run 5km
    £35
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  4. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 26km, Run 5.5km
    £28
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  5. Super Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 19km, Run 2.5km
    £35
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West Bay Triathlon routes

COURSE

Undulating bike and run courses are route specific

COURSE MAPS ABOVE ORDER

- Olympic Swim, Olympic Bike, Olympic Run

- Duathlon Run 1, Duathlon Bike, Duathlon Run 2

- Swim/Run: Swim, Swim/Run: Run

- Sprint swim, Sprint bike, Sprint run

- Super Sprint swim, Super Sprint bike, Super Sprint run

Olympic
The 1500 m 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 47 km bike is an up and down ride around some of the stunning Dorset countryside, before returning to West Bay.
The 8 km run follows the coastal path back to Bridport, its off road and starts flat, there are some tests along the route part tarmac and part of road, but the views, on the downhill section home are excellent.

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 8 km run follows the coastal path back to Bridport, its off road and starts flat, there are some tests along the route part tarmac and part of road, but the views, on the downhill section home are excellent.
The 26km (26.3km) bike is a nice fast ride around Dorset, it returns to the Bay, and just a little run to go.
The 5km (5.5km) run to finish follows the footpath back to Bridport its off road before we hit the tarmac heading for eype and a small test just before the superb 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.

Aquathlon

The 400m sea swim will start on West Beach and will head west along the coast towards eype, exit of the water and onto the beach the run to transition 1 is approx 200 metres.
The 5km (5.5km) run to finish follows the footpath back to Bridport its off road before we hit the tarmac heading for eype and a small test just before the superb finishing straight.

Sprint

Swim

The 400m sea swim will start on West Beach and will head west along the coast towards eype, exit of the water and onto the beach the run to transition 1 is approx 200 metres.

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

Specifics - Ascent 247m, Descent 247m, 7.4% steepest uphill, -6.3% steepest downhill

Run

The 5km (5.5km) run to finish follows the footpath back to Bridport its off road before we hit the tarmac heading for eype and a small test just before the superb finishing straight.

Specifics - Ascent 94m, Descent -94m, 11.5% steepest uphill, -10.8% steepest downhill

Super Sprint

Swim 200m

Our super-sprint will start on West beach and its a simple swim out and around the groin (and a buoy) that separates the two beaches, the swim exit is approx 200 metres from transition.

Bike - 19km

The bike section of the event will take you from West Bay along some quite country roads out to Puncknowle before heading back to Transition 2 at West Bay, Its a relatively flat ride however there are a couple of gentle inclines, these are more gradients than hills.

Specifics - Ascent 197m, Descent 197m, 9.4% Steepest uphill, -7.4% steepest downhill

Run - 2.5km

The run is an off road run, that will take you from West Bay and back towards Bridport, its flat and will be fast for those with energy left in the legs

Specifics - Ascent 30m, Descent - 30m, 6.4 % steepest uphill, -5.4% steepest downhill.

What’s Included
  • Fully marked
  • Marshalled route
  • Finisher's medal
  • Water bottle at the end
  • Plenty of Food and Drink choices from the nearby outlets
Raceday Logistics

REGISTRATION & RACE SCHEDULE

Opens at 07:00 am - Sign your name and collect your numbers.

Closes at 8:45 am - No exceptions, if your late, you will not be able to compete.

Safety brief before race - Its just the key points and wont take to long

Start all routes after safety brief - As soon as the brief has finished there will be approx 2/3 minutes and then your off in a Mass start, the Duathlon will start 15 minutes after the Triathlon.

Triathlon start times - 9:00am

Duathlon start time - 9:15am

RACE-DAY

There’s a lot to keep track of on race day, and having a list can make the logistics much less stressful.

Race Day To-Do’s

  • Wake up early and eat 3-4 hours before your start time. Eat only familiar, easily-digestible foods (example: banana and a bagel with jam).
  • Stop drinking fluids about 2 hours before your start time. Continue sipping as needed. Pee, pee, and then pee again (don’t worry, everybody pees in their wetsuit).
  • Get to the race early to secure a good spot in transition. Ideally, this is a spot on the end of the rack close to the bike in/out.
  • Make a mental note of landmarks to help you easily find your rack.
  • Use a bright-colored towel so your area stands out…and be courteous. NO BEACH TOWELS!
  • Leave the balloons at home – you will not make any friends if your balloon is tangled around someone else’s bike.
  • Organize your gear in the order you will use it – run through transitions in your mind.
  • Complete a good 10-15 minute running warm-up about 45 minutes before start time.
  • Put on your wetsuit and hop in the water for a good swim warm-up 15-20 minutes before your start time. Be on the line 5-10 minutes before the gun.
  • Remember that this is why you put in all those training hours. Believe in your training, do your best – and have fun!

RACE-GOALS

You should have goals for every race you do, even training races. Write down the 2-3 things you would like to accomplish or learn today.

Kit List

THINGS TO BRING

Swim

  • Tri shorts, swimsuit, or tri suit
  • 2 sets of goggles (i.e., one tinted and one normal)
  • Bright-colored towel
  • Wetsuit

Bike

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • Cycling shoes and socks (if wearing)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle(s)
  • Nutrition
  • Tool Kit: tube, CO2, levers, multi-tool
  • Floor pump (pump up your tires before you leave home but leave the pump in your car just in case)

Run

  • Running shoes (2 pairs if you have a late start time. One to leave in transition and one to warm up in)
  • Race belt
  • Hat/visor

Other

  • Training device (Garmin, Timex, etc.) & heart rate strap
  • Body Glide
  • Sunscreen
  • Vaseline, powder, band-aids
  • Blunt nose scissors for sticker origami
  • Post-race, warm change of clothes
  • Post-race recovery drink/snack with a 4:1 ratio of carbs vs. protein
Spectators

With lots of places for family and friends to cheer you on around West Bay. 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

FAQs

Beyond Events ethos

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 you, test you and if you pick the harder of the routes, sometimes almost break 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.

Inclusion, excitement and enjoyment

Who we are

Our philosophy is to encourage people who may never have entered these types of events before, we love people who have often thought about entering an event to come and join us, people who train but feel that some events are just to rigid or they might not fit in.

These events are supposed to be enjoyed we want you to come and have fun and push yourself in a way you may never have thought possible, we want to help you to pursue your goal to achievement.

If your worried about entering and taking that first step, don't be, you can do it you just have to #pushyourlimits.

All our events have three route choices, you decide how much or how little you want to do.

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West Bay Triathlon weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

19°C
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13°C
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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

West Bay Triathlon reviews

3 out of 5 stars

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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Family-friendly

  • 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).