The Bridport triathlon will be pool based and hosted at Bridport Leisure Centre. If you have never entered a triathlon before and want to have a go, the super-sprint (try a tri) is an option; if you have done triathlons before, or if you think you have the fitness to complete a slightly tougher event, the the sprint is your option; don't like swimming - then the Duathlon is your option.
And if you don't want to do all three portions of the triathlon then round up some friends and have a go at the team event (One person to do each element).
Medal for all finishers
1st and 2nd place winners and age group prizes (Age group prizes are not awarded for the Supersprint event or the Duathlon)
Toilets, full changing facilities and showers
Refreshments will be available to purchase at the event
Marshals will be on the course
Bridport Leisure Centre, Skilling Hill Road, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5LN
From the West: entering Bridport on the A35 from Lyme Regis, at the Crown roundabout take the first exit onto West Bay Road (B3157), signposted town centre. At the traffic lights, turn left onto Skilling Hill Road, and then left onto Watton Park.
From the East: entering Bridport on the A35 from Dorchester, at the Esso Garage roundabout take the second exit onto East Street (B3162), signposted town centre. At the traffic signals (town hall) turn left onto South Street (B3157.) At the traffic lights turn right onto Skilling Hill Road and then left onto Watton Park.
By Train: The nearest train stations to Bridport and West Bay are as follows:
- Maiden Newton (12 miles) – services between Gloucester and Weymouth (including Bristol Temple Meads)
- Crewkerne (12 miles) – services between London Waterloo and Exeter St Davids
- Axminster (13 miles) – services between London Waterloo at Exeter St Davids
- Dorchester West (15 miles) – services between Gloucester and Weymouth (including Bristol Temple Meads)
- Dorchester South (15 miles) – services between London Waterloo and Weymouth
By Bus: First Group run two main routes serving Bridport. The X51 runs between Dorchester South and Axminster train station, serving Bridport town centre, at least once every hour. The X53 runs between Weymouth and Axminster train station, along the B3157 Coast Road, serving Bridport.
There is free parking at the Leisure Centre, but after you have racked your bike we would ask that you park in the Football Club car park, or in additional car parks which are within 500m and 800m of the venue.
Registration will take place on the morning of the event, nothing will be sent in the post.
At registration you will receive everything you need for the race.
Registration and transition will open at 07:15 and close at 08:45. The transition area is located just outside the Leisure Centre pool doors, 10m from the changing rooms,
The first swim waves will start at 0900.
Your exact start time will be determined by your swim time on your entry form. Please be as accurate as possible so that you will be swimming with people of similar ability.
If you win 1st, 2nd, places as well as your age group, you will receive one prize and the prize you forfeited goes to the next placed finisher in your age group.