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.
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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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Where and when
Location
Esplanade, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4HE, UK
Start times
Sunday, 18 Jun 2023
Olympic: 9:00 amSprint: 9:05 amSuper Sprint: 9:10 am
Event summary
Here are the distances 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
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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.
Crowds
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.
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
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13 reviews
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