Weymouth Middle Distance Triathlon (WMD) 2024
02 June 2024
The Weymouth Middle Distance Triathlon – regional winner in the Triathlon England Annual Awards
'Club Event of the year'
We as a club are really passionate about this event and can’t wait to share it with you – If your club want to use it as a club championship then contact Mark and the team and we can assist you with whatever you need.
As per the NEW BTF RACE PASS RULE - From September 2023 if you are NOT a member of the British Triathlon Federation then *YOU MUST* buy a race pass (the old day licence) from the BTF before turning up to race - no pass = no race. We can't sell you a day licence/race pass at the event - it has to be purchased through the BTF website previously.
The Weymouth Triathlon event will consist of three separate races, a sprint, a classic and a Middle distance triathlon.
With race HQ based at Weymouth College, this is the ideal location for all of the family.
It is close to the Weymouth Sealife Centre and is within 500 meters of the very secure transition area, not to mention the beach. There are plenty of facilities, café, toilets and parking all within a couple of hundred meters of your bike. There is something for everyone at this event whether you are taking part or spectating, this one should be a must for your race diary.
The swim will be an open water affair in the beautiful blue waters of Weymouth Bay.
SWIM - Starting at 07:00, approximately 100 competitors at a time will start the race 15 minutes apart.
Open sea swim in Weymouth Bay in a 1 loop course around marker buoys.
We advise you to practice sea swimming before the event.
Safety craft will be in position and lifeguards are instructed to remove any competitor from the water who they consider in danger for whatever reason.
The rolling cycle course will be a fast one for all three events with the route taking in some breathtaking scenery. The bike route for the middle course will be taking place on mainly long flat'ish (as best we can do in Dorset!) roads.
EXTREME CARE at the start of the cycle section and on descents into Weymouth no heroes please! Also, on return to Preston Beach Traffic Lights DO NOT OVERTAKE cars near finish.
The run will be a short blast around the Lodmoor nature reserve for the sprint and Classic and just ever so slightly longer for the half.
The course comprises four laps of Weymouth and Lodmoor. Finishing in the Weymouth College Car Park at the rear of Lodmoor Country Park. There will be water/hydration stations approximately every 2/3 miles
All three events will have awards for the top three males and females and the top age grouper in each category.
Race mementos will be given to all who finish the race.
Top quality T-shirts will be available for purchase closer to the event - we will send an email 1 month before to get sizes etc.
Please note that pre-purchased T-shirts must be collected at this race and will not be available for collection at any other events.
All three events will be chip timed by Timing Monkey - you can find the results here
Registration and racking will take place on SUNDAY ONLY from 05:30 till 06:30
Registration will take place at Weymouth Sports College.
Please make sure you are registered between 05:30 and 06:30, late registrations will not be accepted.
Nothing will be sent in the post, all swim caps, numbers, timing chip etc will be collected at registration on the morning of the event.
Parking can be found in the near by Lodmoor Car Park – please bring change as we will not have any at registration.
Accommodation can be found for this event by going to Booking.com
Camping on site
We advise you to contact the Weymouth College directly to find out terms and conditions for camping on site here - firstname.lastname@example.org
The cut off times for the half will be –
Swim: 1 hour and 10 minutes – race total time 1:10 – actual time 08:10
Bike: 4 hours and 20 minutes – race total time 5:30 – actual time 12:30
Run 3 hours – race total time 8:30 – actual time 15:30
Course close and marshals withdrawn at 15:30 – race starts at 07:00
Drinks will be available from the Jurassic Rocks café - located at the GreenHill Tennis Courts from as early as 06:00.
Middle Bike Route - http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7680625
Middle Run Route - https://ridewithgps.com/routes/9259370
RACE BRIEF CAN BE FOUND HERE the 2024 version will be very similar but updates will be added 1 month out from the race.
750m Sprint – 1500m Classic – 1900m Middle Open water sea swim in the amazing blue waters of Weymouth Bay
20k Sprint – 40k Classic – 91k Middle Beautiful scenic routes on each event and each a totally unique experience
5k Sprint – 10k Classic – 21k Middle Amazing views around the Lodmoor Nature Reserve and moor for each route
You are eligible for a full refund (minus a £10.00 admin fee and the online booking fee) within the 14 days *cooling off period from the day of booking.
*The cooling off period does not apply where a booking is made within 28 days of the event date.
Any withdrawals after the 14 days cooling off period will not be eligible for a refund or deferral under any circumstances.
4. Refund & Deferral FAQ’s
This is what we hear all the time
- I’ve broken my ?????? – I want my money back
- I forgot I’d booked this – I haven’t done the training – I want my money back
- My wife/husband has double booked the day – I want my money back
- What a waste of my entry fee! – its not my fault I didn’t do any training or learn to swim or run or ride or read the race brief or look at website!!! I want my money back!!!!
Well, you see, its not our fault that you can no longer turn up to race that we’ve heavily invested in with your entry fees either – we are not in charge of your poor admin or you being a clumsy twonk out training!
So what’s your options –
Can I get a refund – Unfortunately no, NOT under any circumstances – Refunds don’t help with our cashflow, admin tasks, or hidden refund costs and our already sunk in to the event organising costs – put simply – refunds are not an option.
Can I defer to next year? – Unfortunately no, NOT under any circumstances – deferred entries just kick our financial problem into the future for us and many other event organisers – thus causing havoc a year later.
So what can I do if I can no longer make the event? – Thats simple and really easy – entry swaps – this means you will now be able to sell or pass on your entries to others, even up to a week before the event without any admin charges from us.
You can now enter a BustinSkin Events race knowing that your entry fee won’t go to waste – you can sell, swap, pass on, encourage, and support the races going ahead and it’s completely up to you how to do that.
A friend might be able to give you the money for it, or your club might be able to share the entry and someone else on the day pick it up.
As long as the ‘New’ participant registers the swap officially within the allotted time scales (swaps will close one week out from the event for admin reasons) then it enables a more flexible approach to race entries for everyone.
Events keep the money to be able to put the event on, and a runner/triathlete gets to take part in a race – it’s a win-win.
In fact – we encourage people who can’t make the race to swap to someone who can, and not waste the entry fee – this means we get more numbers turning up for events and a better race feel for everyone.
For 2024 FREE transfer of entries will be permitted up to and including 19 May after that, too late.
How to transfer or edit your race entry
- Log into your www.fullonsport.com account using your email address and password
- Once you are logged in, click on your username and select ‘my entries’
- Now you can click edit against the event entry you would like to transfer or edit
- You can now edit all of the data fields with the new participants details taking your place, however his/her entry will still stay under your Full On Sport account
- Once you have made the changes click save and the entry is now transferred or edited
Triathlon Transgender Guidance
From 1 January 2023, the updated British Triathlon Transgender policy will come into effect. The below guidance will support the implementation of the policy and serve to ensure that our sport continues to develop in being welcoming, supportive and inclusive for everyone.The guidance will support you in delivering your swim, bike and run activity in accordance with the new policy and in developing inclusive practices. The following core pillars are fundamental to the policy:
Triathlon is a gender affected sport and the policy aims to clarify how competitive activity can maintain fairness whilst ensuring our sport is accessible to all.For non-competitive activity, swim, bike, run and triathlon remains open, accessible and inclusive to everyone and participants are encouraged to participate in their self-identified gender.
For competitive activity for individuals above the age of 12 that is run in accordance with the British Triathlon Competition Rules and events permitted by British Triathlon, fairness of competition is paramount and so the policy stipulates a female category (open to athletes who are the female sex at birth) and an Open category (open to all, including male, transgender and non-binary individuals who were the male sex at birth) be provided.
|BTF Female Category Early Bird Entry Fee||01-Aug-2023||31-Aug-2023||£85.00|
|BTF Open category Early Bird Entry Fee||01-Aug-2023||31-Aug-2023||£85.00|
|BTF RELAY Open category Early Bird Entry Fee||01-Aug-2023||31-Aug-2023||£115.00|
|Unattached RELAY Open category Early Bird Entry Fee||01-Aug-2023||31-Aug-2023||£125.00|
|Unattached Female Category Early Bird Entry Fee||01-Aug-2023||31-Aug-2023||£91.00|
|Unattached Open category Early Bird Entry Fee||01-Aug-2023||31-Aug-2023||£91.00|
|RELAY Open category||01-Sep-2023||19-May-2024||£155.00|
Registration open from: 05:30:00