Monday, 12 October, 2015 - 14:33
General entries are now open next week for the Duston Triathlon.
Sportives General entries now open
Monday, 12 October, 2015 - 09:24
If you would like to cycle with us next year you will have two opportunities to sample the glorious Northamptonshire countryside.
Entries for both the Quattro and Squires and Spires are now open. Just go to the events page to enter.
Weymouth Half Marathon - What to expect
Wednesday, 7 October, 2015 - 12:01
Do you like to have an idea as to what the course is like before you book a race? If so, check out our video for the Weymouth Half Marathon. Booked today whilst the Early Bird price is still available.
Weymouth Half Marathon Early Bird Entries
Tuesday, 6 October, 2015 - 09:42
ENTRIES NOW OPEN......Enter the Weymouth half marathon as an individual or a 2 leg relay (5 & 8 miles).
Early bird entries are now available until the end of October. There are a limited number of places at this price so enter now.
Quattro entries open 12th October
Monday, 5 October, 2015 - 16:16
Watch out for a special VIP entry email coming to you soon, if you entered one of our Sportives in 2015
Weymouth Half Marathon
Friday, 2 October, 2015 - 17:26
General entries for the 2016 Weymouth Half Marathon will open on Tuesday 6th October at 9am
After a successful debut in 2015 the event will take place again in 2016. A stunning half marathon event taking runners on a historical and scenic tour of Weymouth and Portland’s dramatic past and landscape. With 1200 entrants in Year 1, 2016 numbers are expected to be in demand. With a limited field of 1500 runners in 2016, early entry is advised.
Runners in 2015 came from 39 UK Counties, Europe and America, with the home County of Dorset representing 55% of the total entry field. And with a 50-50 split between women and men, competitors ranging from 17 to 80, this 1-lap half marathon is a must do run for individuals of all abilities.
For those who don't feel ready to complete the half marathon as an individual, there is the option to complete the event as a relay team with a family member or friend where one runner will complete an 8 mile run and the second runner 5 miles.
We will once again be supporting Weldmar Hospice who are delighted to be the Official Charity Partner for Weymouth Half Marathon for a second year. Runners who decide to raise money for Weldmar will be eligible for a refund on their registration fee if they raise £50.00 or more as an individual or £60.00 or more as a relay.
To enter, please click here http://www.justracinguk.com/event/2016/weymouth-half-marathon
Long Distance Triathlon in Weymouth
Tuesday, 22 September, 2015 - 15:44
Over the past five years Just Racing have experienced continued growth and success with their delivery of Challenge long distance triathlon races in the UK, culminating in the successful delivery of the ETU European Long Distance Championships at Challenge Weymouth, this September.
Alan Rose, Managing Director of Just Racing (Challenge) said, “We have loved being part of the Challenge Family and I am really proud to have helped establish and develop Challenge Family triathlon in the UK. Whilst we wish Challenge Family continued success, it’s now time for us to move forward in a new direction.”
Although the contract with Challenge family has come to an end, Just Racing will be building on their experience and expertise gained in previous years, to produce an even bigger and better event in Weymouth in 2016.
Planning is already underway for next year’s long distance events in Weymouth for 11th September 2016, so watch out for an announcement with full details soon.
Cllr Jason Osborne, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Briefholder for Tourism and Culture and Harbour, said: “We are delighted that Just Racing will continue their Sporting Partnership with Weymouth, building on the Olympic legacy.
“The event brings in tourism and visitors to the town and we look forward to working with Just Racing as they continue to deliver a world class long distance triathlon event.”
Terry Wootton Roade Triathlon - CANCELLED
Wednesday, 16 September, 2015 - 21:26
After many successful and sold out years at The Terry Wootton Roade Triathlon, unfortunately numbers entering this year have been very disappointing and the race is not sustainable.
We have very reluctantly taken the decision to CANCEL this years event. We apologise to you if you have been training towards this late season Triathlon and hope we will see you at one of our future events in 2016.
We will be refunding your entry fee within the next 24 hours. Please note this may take 2 to 3 days to clear with your bank.
SMILE..YOU’RE ON TV! CHALLENGE WEYMOUTH GETS GLOBAL COVERAGE
Thursday, 20 August, 2015 - 14:10
After a hugely successful first year, Challenge UK will be returning to Weymouth on 13th September 2015 to play host to the ETU European Long Distance Championships.
Just Racing UK and British Triathlon Federation have partnered up with The Weymouth Bid and Weymouth & Portland Borough Council to enable global coverage of Challenge Weymouth 2015. The event will be broadcast in a one hour TV programme broadcast all over the world. Channel 4, Sky Sports and Euro Sports will televise the programme to around 1 billion viewers! Presented by the well known Triathlon commentator Rob Walker, the programme will highlight this incredible event and showcase the athletes taking part. After the event the film footage will be used to promote local businesses and the area enabling the boroughs to attract visitors from all over the world.
Starting with a 2 lap 2.1 mile swim in the beautiful water of Weymouth Bay, the athletes then embark on a 112 mile bike route through the rolling Dorset Countryside. Taking in some stunning landscapes along the Jurassic Coastline the bike course offers the competitors a chance to get a fast time with partially closed roads. After exiting transition for the last time the competitors then set off onto the marathon leg of the race. Along the esplanade and down the infamous ‘beer mile’, this spectator friendly route enables athletes to get lots of support from family, friends and locals. It is a fantastic end to a truly spectacular event!
This year is bigger and better with over 1500 athletes from all over Europe flocking to Weymouth to take part in the ETU European Long Distance Championships. With some familiar faces returning such as previous Champion Stephen Bayliss, Yvette Grice and many more, the competition is heating up!
Inspirational Story - Les Nottage
Thursday, 20 August, 2015 - 12:12
Our next inspirational story is from Les Nottage. Les is another triathlete who was drawn to the sport through his love of cycling. Les is a construction site manager based in the London/Essex area and would cycle to work when he was working on the Olympic Park. With a keen interest in improving his overall health and fitness, Les decided to give triathlon a go and signed himself up to a sprint triathlon. Having being bitten by the triathlon bug, and a couple of sprint distance triathlons completed quite comfortably, Les knew that longer distance was to be his next challenge! Flicking through a triathlon magazine for a bit of inspiration, Les was drawn to Challenge Henley and with the race taking place on his birthday, this event had to be the one!
Having taken the plunge and entered Challenge Henley, Les set himself the unenviable task of training, both mentally and physically, for the iron distance race. Training was going well for Les and come race day, he was ready to go. However, after a successful start in the swim and the bike leg seemingly going well, Les ended up in a spot of trouble coming up to the first feed station of the last lap as he got a puncture in his front tyre. Determined to stay strong, Les repaired the tyre and was on his way again. Little did he know, a few metres down the road the CO2 he had pumped his tyre up with blew the core valve out. Race over. Not such a Happy Birthday!
Determined not to let this end his triathlon career, Les dried his tears and since then, has completed 5 iron distance triathlon, including Challenge Weymouth 2014. He is a testament to getting knocked down, but picking himself straight back up again. Despite the setbacks, he is revels in the challenge of iron distance triathlon and is more motivated than ever to cross the finish line.
To Les, racing with Challenge UK is more than just another medal around the neck. The core values of Challenge are to provide a challenge, share the journey and inspire. The athlete is the most important aspect of everything we do and it is this ‘athlete orientation’ principle that inspires Les to race with Challenge again and again. The corporate ‘vibe’ that so many other race event companies give off is non existent with Challenge, our events are focused solely on the athlete to provide them with the best experience possible.
Les is back at Weymouth for September 2015 where he is racing the Full distance once again. Lets hope his tyres hold out again for another race...