West Bay Triathlon

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Make West Bay the next location for your next adventure. With stunning cliffs and sea breeze, this unique course will be an event to remember. At the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, West Bay give the opportunity for all abilities to achieve their PB.
Participants
Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint
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Calendar
Sun, 18 Jun 2023
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West Bay, United Kingdom
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3.8
(13 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Esplanade, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4HE, UK
Start times
Sun, 18 Jun 2023
Olympic:
9:00am |
Sprint:
9:05am |
Super Sprint:
9:10am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for West Bay Triathlon
Olympic
Swim
1.5km
Bike
47km
Running
8.9km
Sprint
Swim
0.4km
Bike
26km
Running
5.5km
Super Sprint
Swim
0.2km
Bike
18km
Running
3.5km
Route information
Olympic
Bike Elevation 612m
Run Elevation 163m
The 1500m swim (2 750m loops) 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 47k bike is an undulating course through the stunning Dorset countryside, before returning to West Bay.
The 8.9k 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.
Sprint
Bike Elevation 247m
Run Elevation 94m
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 300 metres before riders will hop on their bike.
The 26k bike is a fast ride around some beautiful Dorset villages, before returning to West Bay.
The 5.5k 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.
Super Sprint
Bike Elevation 197m
Run Elevation 30m
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 18k 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 3.5k 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.
What's included
  • Fully marked
  • Marshalled route
  • Plenty of food and drink choices from the nearby outlets
Train
How to get there
Esplanade, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4HE, UK
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Parking
Various parking is available throughout West Bay.
By Car
Please use the post code DT6 4HE.
  • When travelling from the East follow the M3 and M27 with 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.
Event day logistics
07:00 Registration opens
08:55 Registration closes
09:00 Olympic Starts
09:05 Sprint starts
09:10 Super Sprint starts
There will be a small safety brief on the start line just before the race begins for all distances. If you miss this briefing, you will not be allowed to compete.
Race Packs
Race numbers will be collected at registration
Race Rules
All participants must be present for the race briefing. The briefing takes place at the start line before the race start.
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Spectator Info
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.
Backpack
Kit List
Kit List
It is recommended that entrants bring the following kit:
Swim
  • Tri shorts, swimsuit, or tri suit
  • 2 sets of goggles (i.e., one tinted and one normal)
  • Bright-colored towel
  • WETSUIT - COMPULSORY
  • Swim hat
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
FAQs
Where will the results be posted for the West Bay Triathlon?
The results will be posted on the event website as soon as possible.
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How many people can you have on a team in the Team Sprint for the West Bay Triathlon?
Teams can either have 2 or 3 people with individuals completing separate elements of the triathlon.
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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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Is there parking provided by the event at the West Bay Triathlon?
No, there is not parking provided by the event. However, there is plenty of parking available in the West Bay area.
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Reviews
3.8
13 reviews
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kelly
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2022
lack of marshalls on run course, old signs should have been taken down from the first run so not to confuse some. Saw people going the wrong way on the run
john
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2.7
Did the race in 2022
Swim was cancelled way too early ( Saturday early evening) I put this down to the events company being very under prepared and under staffed to be able to make the call on Sunday morning. The lack of Toilets, water stations a basic in any event just isn't acceptable! The course signage at best was pretty poor you could accept this if the courses had Marshal's but they were very far and few between! And the Transition was shocking you had 2 exits and one transition Marshall so anybody could have easily entered the area where £1000's of equipment is being held and walked away with it without being challenged, we were told that we would need both our bib and bike number to be able to leave the area when I had finnished I had took my bib number off to see if I would be challenged but the 1 and only guy on the exit was to busy chatting to even acknowledge I was leaving for this reason alone I will not be using beyond events again, shame as if the had more marshal's and a few basic commodities this could be a very nice event in a beautiful location.
george
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
It's a great tough local event, no pressure, just fun.
dean
Star
4.0
Did the race in 2022
Shame we missed out on the swim, but ultimately a good decision from the organisation
robert
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
A fantastic course but not for the fainthearted! Some of West Dorset's finest hills on the bike course and then on to the run!!!
anne
Star
4.0
Did the race in 2022
Helpful if it was clearly communicated that the coastal path from Eype to West Bay is not the finishing straight and there is a further run section!! Bike route was great. Run route was brutal.
Star
3.0
Did the race 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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