Dorchester Triathlon Back For Second Year

Dorchester Triathlon Back For Second Year

Published at 8:06am 9th January 2014.

Registration is now open for Dorchester's new Triathlon that's back for a second year after a successful maiden race last May.

Registration is open for Dorchester's new Triathlon that's back for a second year after a successful maiden race last May.

The 1610 event, that's novice friendly, attracted lots of interest from first timers back in 2013 and organisers are hoping for a similar turnout this year.

Triathlons are one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and Team GB boasts the worlds 2 best male athletes in the sport, the Brownlee brothers.

The Dorchester race was launched to great acclaim last year and starts at the town's Sports Centre, taking athletes on an inspiring route around historical sites and renowned Dorset landmarks such as Hardy's Monument and Maiden Castle.

Competitors will first take on the challenge of swimming sixteen lengths or 400 metres of the 25-metre pool before heading out of Dorchester via Poundbury for a 24km cycle race. Cyclists will then face the long hill climb to Hardy's Monument near Portesham.
 
Returning to the Sports Centre, competitors will then have to complete the 5k run which will take them past Maiden Castle, an Iron Age Hill Fort, dating back to 4,000BC.

Entry Fee £33 BTF affiliated £38 unaffiliated