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Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - July

Bournemouth, Dorset

BH5 1BN Boscombe Promenade, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Sat 8th July 2023

2 races

£45.00 - £55.00

Organiser's Description

The super successful Saturday morning beach triathlons have a new location! Now a series of 2 events over the summer 2023 season. Sprint and Super Sprint distances. Perfect for novices looking for their first triathlon and great for athletes wanting to keep sharp mid-season.

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

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


  • Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - Super Sprint


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  • Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - Sprint


    Booking for more than 1?


  • Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - Super Sprint


    Booking for more than 1?
  • Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - Sprint


    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Great beach location

Water safety cover

Chip timing

Water station in transition and on the run course



Hengistbury Head, NR Southbourne, Dorset

Course Details

The event takes place on the beautiful sandy beach area just to the East of Southbourne. Swimmers can expect a couple of waves if the surf is up! The trendy beach area of Southbourne is just a short walk away for a post-race coffee and breakfast.


The transition area is in a corner of the large car park on hard standing.


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


Turn left out of the car park, up and along the Overcliff drive to Boscombe. Turn at the roundabout and return to 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. Click for MAP


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 1st circa 200 meters is on the grass before the promenade and the finish is on the beach. Click for MAP


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


Excellent location to relax at whilst your athlete is racing around.

pre event info

It is a condition of entry to this event that you participate according to the instructions in the event information pack (published below). We do not post out information other than via e-mail. 2022 details are shown for info only. 2023 to be published shortly.

2022 event info


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2 reviews


·9 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!

·10 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

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Na Turley


Bournemouth, Dorset

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