The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival

The Swanage Triathlon Festival is set in the seaside town of Swanage which resides in an area of outstanding beauty know as The Isle of Purbeck in Dorset. It is now in its 33rd Year!

THE LONG SWIM - EVENT INFO

This Sea Swim is set on the beautiful Blue Flag Beach at Swanage Bay. It is perfect for those swimmers looking for that challenge. There are two options, a single lap of 2.5km or double it to 5km swim*** There will be an ‘Aussie Exit’ for the 5km swimmers meaning you can take on fuel at our feed stop on the beach before you start your second lap.*course may chance on depending on sea conditions.

Sunday 30th June 2019

  • Custom medal for all finishers
  • Race Registration opens from 3pm on Saturday 29th June 2019
  • No Entry on the day is available
  • Everything you need will be in your race pack. These are picked up from Race Registration on race day. (lost chips will be charged at £25)
  • Minimum Age to enter is 15 (ages as of 31st Dec 2018 for 2.5km)
  • Swim Start and wave times will be released Thursday evening before the event
  • Pre race email sent 4 weeks before the race (not received a copy? Please check your junk\spam folders)
  • Prizes.
  • A DRAFT of the race program is available It is based on versions from previous years and will be be updated when items are confirmed.
  • Showers and W/Cs available.

Please note that you have 2.5 hours to complete the 5KM swim. If you have not started your second lap by 1.15 hours you will be asked to finish.

Wet suits are optional but you maybe asked to use a tow float if the weather dictates.


EVENT INFO - TRIATHLON 30th June 2019
  • An ideal event to appreciate the stunning views and scenery of Swanage
  • Custom medal for all finishers
  • Custom Technical T-Shirt for all finishers
  • Race Registration opens from 3pm Saturday and 5:30am Sunday
  • No Entry on the day is available
  • Everything you need will be in your race pack. These are picked up from Race Registration on race day or day before. (lost chips will be charged at £25)
  • Minimum Age to enter is 15 (ages as of 31st Dec 2018 for Sprint)
  • Swim Start and wave times will be released the Monday before the event.
  • Pre race email sent 4 weeks before the race (not received a copy? Please check your junk\spam folders)
  • A DRAFT of the race program is available It is based on versions from previous years and will be be updated when items are confirmed.
THE AQUATHLON

Brand new to 2018 The Aquathlon! This is a 750m Swim into a 6.5km run taking in the beautiful sights of Swanage.

  • Custom medal for all finishers
  • Race Registration opens on Saturday 3pm until 5pm and then again Sunday from 5:30am – 6:30am
  • No Entry on the day is available
  • Everything you need will be in your race pack. These are picked up from Race Registration on race day. (lost chips will be charged at £25)
  • Minimum Age to enter is 15 (ages as of 31st Dec 2018)
  • Swim Start and wave times will be released the Thursday before the event.
  • Pre race email sent 4 weeks before the race (not received a copy? Please check your junk\spam folders)
  • Prizes.
  • A DRAFT of the race program is available It is based on versions from previous years and will be updated when items are confirmed.
  • Showers and W/Cs available.


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"I raced Swanage Tri on Sunday and loved every minute of it, what an amazing place to race! Nice sea swim with lots of safety kayaks, a mixture of hills and fast sections across the Purbecks on the bike, and a brutal run! I don't think I've ever suffered so bad whilst taking in such amazing views" - James Philips - 2018 Triathlete

"A true test from start to finish, from the swim in Swanage bay, the bike course with 2 climbs that would test anybody and finally the run up Ballard down with awesome views ( would love to see the drone footage ) that took everything that I had left this truly was a triathlon. 10/10" - Nick Carnell

Organiser Updates (10)

And The winners are..

sent by Challenging Events on 02/07/2019 at 11:41

We had some amazing performances at Swanage Triathlon Festival on Sunday, there is a lot of great stories of determination and personal achievement to tell! Let start off with the prize winners…

 

Aquathlon

1st           Shaun Challis & Isobel Davis        

2nd          Kevin Mully & Emma Williams

3rd           Kevin Martin & Elizabeth Reeves

 

 

Sprint Distance

1st                 Tamlyn Harrison & Lee Chalk

2nd          Nikolett Milcis & Ryan Wilton

3rd           Davina Mcleland & Samuel Kaplan

 

20’s Age group winner                                   Julie Grivotte

30s Age Group Winner                                   Louise Hughes & Timothy Brant Coles

40’s Age Group Winner                                 Bridget Bates & Mike Heath

50’s Age group Winner                                  Anna Bjorkstrand & Steve Bartlett

Over 60’s Age Group Winner                       Shelia Fox

 

 

Standard Distance

1st           Anja Heijen & Steve Wilson         

2nd          Sarah James & Graham Smith

3rd           Alice Kennedy & James Dean

 

30s Age Group Winner                                   Rebecca Hughes & Adam Wilkinson

40’s Age Group Winner                                 Sian Hawkes & Michael Hawkes

50’s Age group Winner                                  Anne Bennett & Terry Williamson

Over 60’s Age Group Winner                       David Fleet

 

Middle Distance

 

1st Male                Barney Bell & Rosie Davis            

2nd Male               Jason Chalk & Esther Wiley

3rd Male               Liegh Saunders & Lissie Henry

 

 

Long Swim 2.5K

 

1st Male                 Lucy Tucker & Mike Harris                           

2nd Male               Jane Almoznino &Tim Lantham

3rd Male               Billie Oliver & Gary Jane

 

Long Swim 5K

 

1st Male                 Clare Elliott & Ant Gritton                            

2nd Male               Nigel Grantham & Hannah Lyons

3rd Male               Simon Elwell & Elizabeth Prince

 

 

Special mention to Rosie Davis who totally smashed the Middle Distance course coming 1st over all and setting the course record of 4:50:17 !


Well done to everyone that took part. We would love you to share you race report with us! So please do email [email protected] with a short piece about why you entered the race, about you, how the event went etc plus a photo and we will get it on our social pages! 


See you on a start line again soon

Kelly 

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Provisional Results

sent by Challenging Events on 30/06/2019 at 22:07

Hi all, thank you for an amazing day, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. A MASSIVE thank you to our marshalls - there is no way we can run an event without you!

The provisional results (without age categories) are avaliable here:

https://challenging.events/results/2019/swanage/

Once we have allocated the age category prizes, look out for a follow up email with 15% off all entries to the Bournemouth Triathlon.

We are really sorry they were posted earlier, we had a technology "glitch" which made a few things more complicated than it should have been.

Matt (who is struggling to keep his eyes open and focused on the screen!)

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Major Road Works if coming from Southampton

sent by Challenging Events on 28/06/2019 at 22:35
Just a heads up - if you are coming along the m27, and are join East of Southampton, the Motorway is closed all weekend.

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Start times

sent by Challenging Events on 28/06/2019 at 15:29
Hi,

Please ignore the start time Racespace gives you. No idea what is happening. 

Please refer to the athlete guide for the start time.

Middle 6:30am
Sprint 7:15am
Standard 7:30am
Aquathlon 8am
Long Swim 9am

Thanks
Kelly 
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Swanage Triathlon Update

sent by Challenging Events on 28/06/2019 at 08:46
Hi all,

Final preparations are in happening for this weekends Swanage Triathlon Festival. 

You would have seen the weather forecast and although it is predicted to be slightly cooler on Sunday we do ask that you are fully prepared for this hot weather. Make sure you are well hydrated before Sunday. Please take water/drink with you on the bike course. Middle distance triathletes, you must take two bottles of drink with you. 

See link below for all of the times and info


See this link for a race brief video


See you Sunday! 
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Results


Standard Relay Triathlon
Average Time
Middle Distance Relay
Average Time
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