The inaugural Bridport triathlon will be a pool based Triathlon hosted at Bridport leisure centre and will consist of 3 events, we have tried to think about all levels of entry, so if you have never entered a triathlon before and want to have a go, the super-sprint (try a tri) is an option, if you have done triathlons before or if you think you have the fitness to complete a slightly tougher triathlon the the sprint is your option, Don't like swimming then the Duathlon is your option.
And if you dont want to do all three portions of the triathlon then round up some friends and have a go at the team event (One person to do each element, so 3 different people in total).
The Duathlon event will consist of just under a 3 km run, a 25 km bike, and a 4.65 km run
The duathlon will start just after the first wave of swimmers has started at 0800 and will consist of
Your first run will leave the leisure centre and is a relatively simple loop around the parks adjacent to the Bridport football club, its a nice run that follows the river Brit and should be either traffic free or very light on a May Sunday morning.
The bike section leaves the leisure centre and heads out the area on a flat and fast course into some of Dorset's most beautiful and quiet villages. The route is an out and back, and is a quick bike leg, it has a few tests on the out portion but coming back is all down hill, this course is fast and flying and again takes place on very traffic light roads.
Your second run will head from the leisure centre on a different route to the first run and is to West Bay along the footpaths at west bay we do a small loop and head back to Transition following the old railway line, its not concrete but nor is it a difficult surface to run on, there is a small incline as the path leads up to Bridport, but after this its pretty much all down hill to the finish.
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 06:30 and close at 07:45