West Bay Triathlon
With what we hope will be flat seas for the swims, a scenic undulating bike course and testing runs, this event is ideal as a late season open water Olympic, Sprint and Supersprint triathlon. And with a Duathlon and Swim/Run to accompany the triathlons, there is a choice for everyone. The routes will be fully marked and marshalled.
West Bay is a unique sea side attraction and is the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. It offers extensive play areas to keep adventurous families entertained when not spectating, and for nature lovers, runners and cyclists, acres of wide open spaces and paths.
Olympic Triathlon 1500m swim, 47k bike, 8k run£35 BOOK
Sprint Triathlon 400m swim, 26k bike, 5.5k run£35 BOOK
Supersprint Triathlon 200m swim, 19k bike, 2.5k run£35 BOOK
Team Sprint Triathlon 400m swim, 26k bike, 5.5k run (price is per team)£60 BOOK
Duathlon 8k run, 26k bike, 5.5k run£35 BOOK
Swim/Run 400m swim, 5.5k run£35 BOOK
West Bay, Bridport, West Dorset DT6 4HE
By Road - Sat nav post code for transition is DT6 4HE
From London; Take the M3 southbound, then the M27 westbound. The M27 then becomes the A31. Turn onto the A35 (signposted Dorchester). Continue on the A35 until you arrive at Bridport. Take the B3157 to West Bay.
From Birmingham or Bristol: Take the M5 southbound. At junction 25 (Taunton), take the A358 to Axminster. Take the A35 eastbound to Bridport. Then the B3157 to West Bay.
From London: From Waterloo Station take the train to Dorchester South. Then use the regular bus service outside the station to Bridport, then West Bay, or directly by taxi.
From Bristol: From Temple Meads take the train to Dorchester West.
From Birmingham: From New Street, either take the train to Dorchester West via Bristol, or to Dorchester South, changing at Southampton Central. Alternatively, stay on the train to Weymouth then take the X53 Jurassic Coast bus directly to West Bay.
Various parking options are available throughout West Bay. Charges may apply.
SUPER SPRINT: The 200m sea swim starts on West Beach and heads out and around the groyne, exiting on the next beach, then a short run/walk to transition. The 15k bike is an almost flat fast tour around the Dorset countryside. The 3.5k run is off road, flat, and away from traffic for the most part.
SPRINT/TEAM SPRINT: The 400m sea swim starts on West Beach then heads West along the coast towards Eype, exiting onto the beach; the run to transition is approx 200m. The 26k bike is a flat fast ride around Dorset villages, returning to West Bay. The 5.5k run follows the footpath back to Bridport - it's off road then tarmac towards Eype.
OLYMPIC: The 1500m swim starts on West Beach and heads West along the coast towards Eype; the run to transition is approx 200m. The 47k bike is an up and down ride around Dorset countryside, returning to West Bay. The 8k run follows the coastal path back to Bridport; it starts flat, then there are some tests along the way.
DUATHLON: The 8k run follows the coastal path back to Bridport. The 26k bike is a flat fast ride around Dorset. The 5.5k run follows the footpath back to Bridport.
SWIM/RUN: The 400m sea swim starts on West Beach and heads West along the coast towards Eype; exit the water and the run to transition is approx 200m. The 5.5k run follows the footpath back to Bridport.
REGISTRATION OPENS AT 0700
Sign your name and collect your numbers.
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 0845
No exceptions, if you are late, you will not be able to compete.
It's just the key points and won't take too long
START ALL ROUTES AFTER SAFETY BRIEF
As soon as the brief has finished there will be approx 2/3 minutes and then you're off in a mass start. The Duathlon will start 15 minutes after the Triathlon.