WEST BAY TRIATHLON
18/ JUNE/2023
WEST BAY TRIATHLON
18 JUNE 2023
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West Bay is the gateway to the Jurassic coast set amongst the beautiful Dorset countryside.
It offers extensive play areas to keep adventurous families entertained for hours, and for runners and cyclists, acres of wide-open spaces and paths.

With what we hope will be flat sea’s, a scenic undulating bike course and testing runs this event is ideal for an open water Olympic, Sprint and Super-sprint triathlon.
(Undulating bike and run courses are route specific, i.e., super sprint bike route is relatively flat)

This event is great for those new to triathlon, it is a very relaxed and welcoming event, if your new to triathlon we suggest the sprint however any route is open to you, just remember the Olympic is a tougher event.

Not just an event West Bay is an excellent place to visit for the weekend, with so much happening locally (see Below) there is plenty of camping around the area and other types of accommodation is plentiful, Westpoint apartments overlooks transition and has its own excellent onsite West beach café.

EVENT CENTRE LOCATION:

Esplanade, West Bay, Bridport
 
 

WHAT THREE WORDS PARKING LOCATION:

 

EVENT CENTRE INCLUDES:

The event centre will have available

Parking (You must purchase your own parking ticket)

Toilets (Public toilets)

Hot and Cold drinks and small snacks (Fee payable)

Please bring some change, we are not sure about the mobile networks for card payments.

ROUTES AVAILABLE:

OLYMPIC 1500m, 47 km, 8.9 km

The 1500 m swim will start on West Beach and heads west along the coast towards Eype, looping around the Buoy (Two 750m loops) and back to the swim exit, the run to transition 1 is approx. 300 meters.

The 47 km bike is an up and down ride around some of the stunning Dorset countryside, before returning to West Bay.
The 8.9 km run follows the coastal path back to Bridport, its off road to start and starts flat, there are some tests along the route part tarmac and part of road, but the views, on the downhill sections home are excellent.

SPRINT 400 m, 26 km, 5.5 km

The 400m sea swim will start on West Beach and will head west along the coast towards Eype, exit of the water and onto the beach the run to transition 1 is approx. 300 metres.
The 26km bike is a nice flat fast ride around some beautiful Dorset villages, before returning to West bay.
The 5km (5.5km) run to finish follows the footpath back to Bridport its off road before we hit the tarmac heading for Eype and a small test just before the superb finishing straight.

SUPER SPRINT 200 m, 18 km, 3.5 km

The 200 m sea swim will start on West Beach and head out and around the groyne before exiting on the next beach, it’s a short run/Walk to transition,
The 18 km bike is an almost flat fast tour around some stunning Dorset countryside.
The 3.5 km run is an off road, flat run away from traffic for the most part, you know its nearly over so enjoy the last moments.

GPX and GPS LINKS:

You can download from the following links.

RIDE WITH GPS (BIKE ROUTES)

RIDE WITH GPS (RUN ROUTES)

There are multiple file types available, just use the correct download for your device.

HOW TO ADD ROUTES TO A DEVICE LINKS:

RIDE WITH GPS

GARMIN

KOMOOT

ALL ROUTES MAP LINK:

You can view a full map of all the routes by following this link.

FULL ROUTE MAP

Although the routes are comprehensively marked with route arrows on occasion people move these signs, we suggest downloading the route to a phone or navigation device just in case you need route assistance on the day.

ROUTES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

WE ARE CONSTANTLY CHECKING THE ROUTES TO IMPROVE YOUR RIDING EXPERIENCE.

COURSE SPLITS / CUT OFFS:

There are no cut offs for this event.

ENTRANTS MUST FINISH BY 1300

AID STATION:

THE ONLY THING AVAILABLE AT THE AID STATION IS WATER

AID STATION LOCATION:

TRANSITION

Plus a few other things that we source as they become available.

Please note we do not supply gels and we cannot guarantee the products do not contain nuts, gluten, or wheat.

If you have specific food tolerances you will need to carry your own supplies.

SPECIFIC EVENT INFORMATION:

Parking will open at 0700

Registration will be from 0730 – 0845

Start at  0900

There will be a small safety brief on the start line for each group just before your event begins, if you miss the briefing, you will not be able to compete.

EACH ENTRANT WILL RECIEVE:

  • A fantastic finisher medal.
  • Entry goodies (Distance specific).
  • Timed results. (Chip timing)
  • Safe bag drop.
  • Aid station.
  • First aid in the event centre and throughout the event course.
  • Post-race refreshments (Available to purchase).
 

ALL OF OUR EVENTS FEATURE:

  • Facilities and parking
  • On course support
  • Medical support
  • Full route marking
  • 3rd party rider public liability insurance
  • Aid stations
  • Online results
  • On site catering (Available to purchase)
  • Pick up wag

TRIATHLON RESOURCES:

If your new to triathlon, there is plenty of information to be found on these links, watching, and reading these will help you understand more about triathlon and the flow of an event day.

MORE INFORMATION:

Whether you are setting yourself a fitness target, raising money for your good cause or just coming to join the hundreds of other riders who are riding for their own goals, you know you can also ride just for fun.

(The event is limited of 300 triathletes over all the distances).

AFTER ENTERING:

On entering the event you will receive a booking confirmation email.

(USE A GENUINE EMAIL ADDRESS)

If you do not receive it, please check your Spam/Junk folder.

Further event details will be sent to your registered email address before the event.

Event updates will arrive approx. 2 weeks before an event, but everything you need to know is contained within these event pages.

Transfers, deferrals, and entrant swaps will close 1 month before the event, when the event sells out, we will operate a waiting list.

If a space becomes available, you will be invited via email to enter.

GENERAL INFORMATION

TRAINING:

Kudo coach is an app that builds you a flexible, personalised training plan that makes optimum use of your time to get you to the start line in the best shape possible.

Power and Heart rate based indoor and outdoor workouts.

Regular training advice and guidance backed with elite coaching experience.

Ride anywhere – Kudo coach will sync your ride data with all other cycling platforms.

https://www.kudo.coach

FANCY HELPING AT AN EVENT:

We always welcome volunteers at our events so if you fancy joining the team for the day or even a few hours at registration or with parking, please get in touch. You will be rewarded for your efforts and will be able to choose an event to enter for free, that is any event and any distance.

If you would like more information, please email info@beyondevents.org.uk and someone will be in touch.

You do not need to help at a Sportive, if you help at any of our events, running, cycling, triathlons you can enter multiple events for free. (Dependent on time given).

HAVE A LOOK AT OUR OTHER EVENTS

WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERY DISTANCE AND ABILITY.

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