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Date/Time
Date(s) - 20/08/2017
7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location
Beachside Leisure Centre

Category(ies)


The Details

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 Triathlon Preview

This picturesque sea-swim triathlon is the perfect way to judge open-water skills, so why not give it a go next August? Where Bowleaze Cove, Dorset

This August saw the ninth annual Weymouth Classic Triathlon, which is 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

 

The Cost

Sprint

ENTRY FEES
Entry Opens Closes Price
Super Early Bird BustinSkin Member 01-Nov-2016 03-Nov-2016 £20.00
Super Early Bird BTF Member 01-Nov-2016 03-Nov-2016 £22.50
Super Early Bird Unattached 01-Nov-2016 03-Nov-2016 £25.00
BustinSkin Member 03-Nov-2016 13-Aug-2017 £40.00
BTF Entry Fee 03-Nov-2016 13-Aug-2017 £45.00
Non Affiliated Entry Fee 03-Nov-2016 13-Aug-2017 £50.00

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Classic

ENTRY FEES
Entry Opens Closes Price
Super Early Bird BustinSkin Member 01-Nov-2016 03-Nov-2016 £20.00
Super Early Bird BTF Member 01-Nov-2016 03-Nov-2016 £22.50
Super Early Bird Unattached 01-Nov-2016 03-Nov-2016 £25.00
BustinSkin Member 03-Nov-2016 13-Aug-2017 £45.00
BTF Entry Fee 03-Nov-2016 13-Aug-2017 £50.00
Non Affiliated Entry Fee 03-Nov-2016 13-Aug-2017 £55.00

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DISTANCE

SWIM

A 750m/1500m open water swim in the sheltered area of Bowleaze Coveway, wetsuits are compulsory for the swim and expect surf if the wind is blowing our way.

BIKE

 A 20k/40k ride through the dorset countryside, heading out to Preston you will encounter Coombe Valley road, Broadmaine, Warmwell, Tadnoll, Crossways and Osmington Mills before returning in to town down the fast White Horse Hill section, be careful and check those brakes before you start!

RUN

5k/10k run leading you out through Waterside Holiday Park and on to Preston road you will follow the signs that take you in to the nature reserve for what is a most beautiful and calming run before making you run up the last hill of the day back in to Bowleaze Cove.

CLASSIC BIKE ROUTE

CLASSIC RUN ROUTE

SPRINT BIKE ROUTE

SPRINT RUN ROUTE

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 will appear here soon.

FAQ’S

1.WETSUITS ARE COMPULSORY
2.TIMING CHIPS FOR THIS RACE WILL BE GIVEN TO YOU AT REGISTRATION.
4. THE CUT OFF TIME FOR THIS EVENT IS 4 HOURS –
50 min Swim – 02:50 Swim & Bike 04:00 Finish 07:00 START.