Everything to know about Ironman Weymouth this year

Everything to know about Ironman Weymouth this year

Published by George Sharpe at 12:03am 1st September 2019. (Updated at 8:59am 2nd September 2019)

Over 2,700 are signed up to this year's Weymouth Ironman, here's everything you need to know.

Ironman Weymouth is coming up in September. Over 2,700 athletes will be taking part in the 70.3 mile race.

Roads in both Dorchester and Weymouth will be closed on race day: Sunday 22nd September.

Roads will re-open as the last cyclist completes each section.

Map of the road closures:

Rough map of road closures and opening times for Weymouth Ironman 70.3

Swimmers kick off in Weymouth Bay at 7am before picking up their bikes and getting making their way anti-clockwise around the county.

After that they'll finish with a run from Lodmoor Country Park to Weymouth Pavillion.

Swimmers in Weymouth Bay for Ironman 2017
Swimmers in Weymouth Bay for Ironman 2017

Dean Smith, Race Director said: 

"People are always looking for ways to achieve their personal goals and set targets for themselves.

"People feel a huge amount of achievement from completing these events. They're very much a challenge.

"It's not an easy event but it is something that a lot of people can do with the right amount of effort and training."

You can find more information about the race here.

There's more about road closures on the Ironman Weymouth website.