Dorchester Triathlon Under Starters Orders

Dorchester Triathlon Under Starters Orders

Published at 7:03am 30th August 2015.

Runners from across the South West will be taking a "Dash" through stunning scenery and magnificent historic landscapes today.

Runners from across the South West will be taking a "Dash" through stunning scenery and magnificent historic landscapes in Dorset as part of the challenging Dorchester Triathlon this morning (8am start)

Starting at the town's 1610 Sports Centre's indoor 25m pool, competitors take on a 400m (16 length) swim  which will be followed by a 24km scenic bike course which exits Dorchester via Poundbury and takes them to the summit of the climb of the historic Hardy's Monument. Returning to the Sports Centre, competitors then tackle the 5km run route which visits Maiden Castle, an Iron Age Hill Fort, which dates back to 4000BC.

Now in its third year the Dorchester "Dash" Triathlon is s novice friendly event but it inspires all those taking part whatever their ability because of the unique route which offers competitors breathtaking views through a landscape with a fascinating and ancient past.

Based at Dorchester Sports Centre on the Thomas Hardye School site the Centre offers those taking part in the race, refreshments as well as use of the swimming pool, changing-rooms, toilets and showers.