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Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - August

4.0 · 1 review

Bournemouth, Dorset

BH5 1BN Boscombe Promenade, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Sat 6th August 2022

2 races

£45.00 - £55.00

Organiser's Description

Back for 2022 the super successful Saturday morning beach triathlons on Boscombe seafront. Now a series of 3 events over the summer season. Sprint and Super Sprint distances. Perfect for novices looking for their first triathlon and great for athletes wanting to keep sharp mid-season.

Entry is limited to strictly 200 entrants per triathlon, distances Sprint and Super Sprint.


  • Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - Super Sprint


  • Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - Sprint




  • Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - Super Sprint


  • Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - Sprint



What's Included

Great seafront location

Water safety cover

Chip timing

Water station in transition and on the run course

Hot showers next to the transition



The Overstrand, Boscombe, BH5 1BN

The event takes place on the main promenade with the sea swim just to the right of the 'Surf Reef'. Swimmers can expect a couple of waves if the surf is up!

Course Details

It is a 375m swim lap that is done once for the super sprint (375m) and twice for the sprint (750m)

It’s then a short but steep climb out and onto the over cliff coast road to the turn point at Hengistbury Head. For the super sprint, it is 1 lap (11.7km) and for the sprint, it is 2 laps (23.4km). 10mph speed limit on the promenade, please.

The run is as flat as a pancake and is a simple out and back along the seafront promenade again it is 1 lap (2.5km) for the Super Sprint and 2 Laps (5km) for the Sprint.

The transition area is in front of the shower/toilet block and event registration.


05:15 - Transition and registration opens (please do not arrive before this time)

06:50 - Registration shuts. Don’t be late!

07:00 - Start for both distances

10:00 - Triathlon cut off


If you would like a high-quality finisher’s medal then please book when entering the event.

Your medal will be issued to you just after the finish line.

Votwo is aware that some people want medals and some people don't. We do not want to needlessly produce items that go to waste, hence we have devised this order form. In previous years we have issued free medals to all finishers but the world is changing and we are trying to minimise our environmental impact.

We will have limited spare medals on the day if wish to purchase at the event.

event rules

As part of the entry system to the event all participants agree to the following:

Participants must read the event information pack before attending the event. This now replaces the physical event briefing

All cyclists will wear a correctly fitted BS-EN cycle helmet

Cycles must have working front and rear brakes and all equipment must be in good serviceable order

Drafting and riding in groups is not permitted

Whilst cycling on the promenade section between the highway and transition area cyclists must keep their speed to no more than 10mph and maintain a good lookout for other promenade users

All cyclists will adhere to the rules and regulations of the highway code


Boscombe Beach is an excellent location to relax at whilst your athlete is racing around.

The Cafe will be open serving hot food and drinks.

pre event info

(For info only) The 2021 Salty Sea Dog Triathlon event information link is below this text. The information may change for 2022. It is a condition of entry to this event that you participate according to the instructions in the event information. We do not post out information other than via e-mail.

2021 event info


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2 reviews


·3 months ago

Fantastic event! A great challenge on the bike, and great to have a sea swim too! Beautiful location, & even the early morning start wasn’t too bad. Thanks to all the organisers!

·4 months ago

A great little event in a brilliant location with plenty of parking and amenities Race entry and competitors information was easy to read and follow Course was well marked and marshalled the bike course was a little tight at the start and as it was such a hot day lots of traffic and pedestrians (this was mentioned in race briefing) The run was a very simple out and back along the seafront Nice Medal and merchandise I did feel the bike course was missing one Marshall at one intersection And finding the retails/timings was a bit of a challange to find as the link didn’t seem to work not a course if your PB hunting but a fab friendly and fun first time event or looking to add a sea swim event into your races I would recommend it


Bournemouth, Dorset


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