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Salty Sea Dog Triathlon

Salty Sea Dog Triathlon

Boscombe Dorset

Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, UK

Sat 07th August 2021

2 races

£46.00 - £52.00


In these uncertain times, Votwo wants you to book your 2021 event with confidence*.

We will implement any actions required by government guidance in order to hold the event safely. If in 2021 the event is stopped by national or local lockdown then all entrants will be notified immediately and given the two below options:

Transfer to a rearranged postponed date or next similar event. You will be given a code to enter the relevant event online

Receive a 90% refund on your entry fee. The 10% goes some way to help with unrecoverable losses

Please email with which option you would like. The cut off for letting us know is two weeks after the planned/canceLled event. Emails received after this cut off will not be actioned and no transfer or refund will be made

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Organiser's Description

Back for 2021 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. Why not also join us after the triathlon for the Salty Sea Swim Series


  • Super Sprint

    375m Swim, 11.7k Bike, 2.5k Run

    £46.00 CLOSED
  • Sprint

    750m Swim, 23.4k Bike, 5k Run

    £52.00 CLOSED


  • Super Sprint

    375m Swim, 11.7k Bike, 2.5k Run

    £46.00 CLOSED
  • Sprint

    750m Swim, 23.4k Bike, 5k Run

    £52.00 CLOSED

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 nearest car parks to the venue are located approximately 150 yards from the event registration, just off Sea Road. These are pay and display car parks. Please do not park on ‘The Marina’ road as this is part of the bike course and an interesting descent....


The Overstrand, Boscombe, BH5 1BN

Course Details

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!


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

06:45 - Registration shuts. Don’t be late

06:45 - 07:00 Rolling start for Sprint distance

07:00 - 07:15 Rolling start for Super Sprint distance

10:00 - Triathlon cut off

Race 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.

Chip Timing

Due to the new COVID rolling start, we are back to our old school ‘Dib’ (Sport Ident) chip timing system. Competitors will wear a timing chip on their wrist which they have to physically ‘dib’ into the electronic receiver on the entrance / exit to transition. This is different to the passive type of timing chip that is worn on the ankle and picked up automatically as the competitor travels over a timing mat. Staff will be on hand to assist at the timing points and will probably hold the receiver in their hand and grab your wrist and guide it in for you. You will have to ‘dib’ with the start staff for your rolling start. They will grab your hand and do it for you!

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