Weymouth Sprint Triathlon 2021
05 September 2021
Fingers crossed kids - we are back in 2021!!
A great venue for our Classic and Sprint events, this is also the home of our weekly aquathlon events that run through the summer months.
Bowleaze cove has plenty of parking on offer plus the bonus of a fully functioning café on site, a fun fair only a walk a way for the children and young at heart and a slipway where we can launch our safety craft. The secure transition area is only a matter of 200m from the beach exit and less than 20m away from the competitors car parking. For those waiting for their loved ones on race day, Bowleaze Cove is a beautiful place to sit and relax, enjoy the views and grab a coffee or breakfast from the café. THIS WILL BE A SURF SWIM IF THE TIDE IS IN!
Here is a race review featured in TriRadar, 220, Triathlon Plus and Triathlete Europe -
Weymouth Classic & Sprint Triathlon Preview
This picturesque sea-swim triathlon is the perfect way to judge open-water skills, so why not give it a go?
The annual Weymouth Classic & Sprint Triathlon, is to be held at the picturesque Bowleaze Cove in Dorset. It’s one of BustinSkin’s premier events of the season and entries are now open so why not give it a try? Bowleaze Cove, Weymouth is one of the most beautiful seaside areas on the south coast, and the race begins with a mass start 1.5km swim in the English Channel. Wetsuits are compulsory and the choppy waters will provide your swimming technique with a thorough late-season examination. The 40km bike leg through the surrounding Dorset countryside is relatively undulating, and offers some stunning views. A particular highlight is the steady descent back into Weymouth, down White Horse Hill – on a clear day you can see for miles. When you get through T2 and embark on the 10km run your body will know it’s been tested, but you’ll need to leave plenty in the tank for the on/off-road sections that culminate in a bit of a climb to the finish. There’s a café on site at race base, plenty of off-road parking, and good facilities. The start and finish of the event is always well attended and you’ll receive loads of encouragement from the local spectators. But don’t let the stunning backdrop and top facilities fool you – this race is a real test.
Course records - Weymouth Classic
Clive Kennedy-Burn - 2015 - 02:05:39
Tracey Cook - 2009 - 02:16:18
Course records - Weymouth Sprint
Niall Lamming - 2012 - 01:09:14
Sophie Evans - 2014 - 01:18:14
ALL ENTRIES WILL CLOSE ON 31st AUGUST 2021 AT MIDNIGHT unless we sell out before then
Race Day Information
Race registration and transition will open at approx 05:30 and close at 06:30 - you will need to bring your BTF cards as ID, if no card is produced you will be asked to pay the day membership fee of £5 - Once transition has closed there will be a race brief at 06:45 and the Classic race will start as close to 07:00 as possible, The Sprint will start as close to 08:00 as possible.
Race brief can be found HERE an updated version will be out long before the race
1.WETSUITS ARE COMPULSORY
2.TIMING CHIPS FOR THIS RACE WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AT REGISTRATION.
The cut off times for the Classic will be –
Swim: 50 mins – race total time 00:50 – actual time 07:50
Bike: 2hours and 30 minutes – race total time 3:20 – actual time 10:20
Run: 1 hour 20 minutes – race total time 4 hours 30 minutes – actual time 11:30
Course close and marshals withdrawn at 11:30 – race starts at 07:00
The cut off times for the Sprint will be –
Swim: 30 mins – race total time 00:30 – actual time 08:30
Bike: 1hour and 30 minutes – race total time 2:00 – actual time 10:00
Run: 1 hour – race total time 3 hours – actual time 11:00
Course close and marshals withdrawn at 11:00 – race starts at 08:00
Registration open from: 05:30:00