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BRIDPORT TRIATHLON 2020

The Bridport triathlon returns in 2020 and is a pool based Triathlon aimed at all levels of fitness and ability, the shorter distance option makes this event perfect for someone that’s taking part in their first event or if you have entered triathlons before and are looking to improve on your sprint distance ability.

After the success of the BRIDPORT TRIATHLON in 2019 and we are running the event again to encourage people to take on the challenge of this great sport.


You can enter the event as an individual and complete all three disciplines over the Sprint or shorter distance Super sprint, or a

Relay team with friends or colleagues.

(One person to do each element, so 3 different people in total).

 

For 2020 there is also a FREE to enter junior triathlon, the tri stars will have three entry levels,

TriStar 1 - Ages 10 and Under

TriStar 2 - Ages 11, 12 and 13

TriStar 3 - Ages 14, 15 and 16

As with all the events your age group is based on your age at 31/12/2020, please make sure you enter the correct event.

And if you don’t fancy swimming enter the Duathlon for an equally testing challenge.

FOR 2020 WE ARE GOING TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SWIMMERS PER LANE, THIS WILL MAKE THE WAVES MOVE SLIGHTLY QUICKER AND SMOOTHER THROUGH THE SWIM.

 

ROUTES AVAILABLE:

(YOU CAN VIEW MORE DETAILS ON THE SPECIFIC EVENT PAGES)

Sprint Distance - (400m-25km-5km)
This is open to anyone over the age of 16 (on 31/12/2020). You must complete all three disciplines with no outside assistance. Your time will be taken from when you start the swim to when you finish the run (Chip timed).

Super Sprint Distance - (200m-25km-3km)
This is open to anyone over the age of 16 (on 31/12/2020). You must complete all three disciplines with no outside assistance. Your time will be taken from when you start the swim to when you finish the run (Chip timed).

Team Sprint (400m-25km-5km)
Each member of the team completes one discipline. (The sprint course)
The first member swims the 400m and runs out to tag the cyclist (HAND OVER THE TIMING CHIP) who then continues on the 25K bike, on their return the cyclist tags (HAND OVER THE TIMING CHIP) the runner who goes on to complete the run to finish the event.​

Duathlon - (3km-25km-5km)
This is open to anyone over the age of 16 (on 31/12/2020). You must complete all three disciplines with no outside assistance. Your time will be taken from when you start the swim to when you finish the run (Chip timed).

Tri stars (Junior)
This is open to anyone aged 16 and under (on 31/12/2020). And will start at approx. 1300 (TBC) This will be all on the field next to the leisure centre and totally traffic free.  It is all about taking part, if you need to rest, stop at any point during the event, you can, we just want the younger athletes to get around and take part whatever their ability.  Full, understandable, instructions will be given on the day and the juniors will be in view for a lot of the event making it great for family members and spectators.

 

EACH ENTRANT WILL RECIEVE:

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

 

EVENT CENTRE:

The event centre location will include

  • Free parking at Bridport football club (400m away)
  • Toilets (Real toilets)
  • Showers (Bridport Leisure centre changing rooms)
  • Pre and Post event massage and taping (Fee payable)
  • Hot and Cold drinks and small snacks (Fee payable)

 

SPECIFIC EVENT INFORMATION

Registration will be from 0715 - 0900

Start swim times between 9am and 11.59am

(If you enter an incorrect swim time a penalty of 10 mins will be applied to your finish time)

 

Your exact start time will be determined by the swim time on your entry form. Please be as accurate as possible so that you will be swimming with people of similar ability with faster competitors setting off later in the day.

There will be a small safety brief on the start line before your wave begins, please ensure you are ready 30 mins before your wave time, if you miss the briefing you will have to wait for a space in the next available wave.

 

MORE INFORMATION:

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

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

 

AFTER ENTERING:

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

If you don’t 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. 1 month before an event, but everything you need to know is contained with these event pages.

 

WHAT IS TRIATHLON:

Triathlon is a multi-discipline event where people compete against the clock and each other. Swimming, cycling and running with no break except for the transition

(this is a quick pit stop to change into the clothing for the next discipline).

 

INFORMATION FOR BEGINNERS

This event is aimed at anyone who facies entering a triathlon and we expect most of the field will be taking on their first triathlon. All you need is a swimming costume or trunks, goggles (not compulsory), a bike (road or mountain bike if it is in roadworthy condition), a cycle helmet (compulsory) and a pair of trainers.

So, go on give it a tri! You will be given full instructions before the event and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch, by email or social media.

 

WHAT IS TRANSITION:
Each triathlon has a special place called a transition area (and there is almost always only one such zone) where participants change gear and clothing and do anything else, they might need to do before moving on to the next stage. Now, you might think this would be a good time to catch your breath, pop an energy bar or wax eloquent about your favourite electrolyte with the other athletes. If you're doing the triathlon for fun or to just see if you can finish, then knock yourself out. In fact, first-time triathletes should be more concerned with getting familiar with the whole scene.

But if you're in it to win, the transition can easily make or break you -- and the clock keeps on ticking. Moving between events in the most efficient way possible means you won't have to make up that time on the bike or during the run, conserving energy for when you really need it. If you think for a moment about how long it takes to take a drink, put on some socks or eat a granola bar, you can begin to appreciate just how important the transition can be.

 

SPECIFIC DISTANCE INFORMATION:

(YOU CAN VIEW MORE DETAILS ON THE SPECIFIC EVENT PAGES)

The swim - 200m / 400m
To start the event you need to swim either 8 or 16 lengths of the heated swimming pool (any stroke is fine) and then you make your way to the transition area and prepare for the bike ride.

The bike - 25km / 25km
After completing the swim you will then jump on your bike for 25km around the local country lanes. The route is hilly in places so please pace yourselves accordingly.

Run - 3km / 5km
Once the bike has been completed you then return to transition for the run, this is 5K around the surrounding paths and includes some off-road sections.

Duathlon 3km / 25km / 5km
The Duathlon event will consist of a 3 km (2.92 km), a 25 km bike, and a 5 km (4.65) km run. The second run is a different route to the first.

 

TRIATHLON RACE DAY CHECKLIST:

 

https://www.trainingpeaks.com/blog/triathlon-race-day-checklist-1/

 

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’s any event and any distance.

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

You don’t 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).

 

MORE INFORMATION:

The transition area is located just outside the leisure centre pool doors, its 10 metres from the changing rooms, and we would ask that after you have racked your bike you park in the Football club car park, this will ensure enough space for the leisure centre to stay open during the event (Its free to park).

 

There are lockers for your clothing and showers are available after the event.

Registration will take place on the morning of the event; nothing will be sent in the post.

At registration you will receive everything you need for the race.

Registration and transition will open at 07:15 and close at 08:45.

The first Swim waves will start just after 0900.

 

AGE GROUP CATEGORY SPRINT ONLY

Senior 1 - 18 -30 yrs

Senior 2 - 31 - 40 yrs

Veteran: 41 - 49 yrs

Super Veteran: 50 - 59 yrs

Ultra-Veteran: 60 + yrs

SUPER SPRINT, DUATHLON AND TEAM EVENT, ONLY THE WINNERS WILL RECIEVE A PRIZE

 (Please note: Age group prizes are not awarded for the Super-sprint event or the Duathlon.)

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Organiser Details

Organiser
Beyond Events
Website
Beyond Events website
Contact Details
: info@beyondevents.org.uk
: 01308420932