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...
Inspirational Story - Tom Davies
Thursday, 13 August, 2015 - 14:20
If you are having a difficult time training or are in need of some inspiration please take a minute to read the fascinating and incredible story of this young man..
Tom Davies, 19, has recently completed an astonishing journey of over 18,000 miles on his trusty road bike, making him the youngest person to complete this challenge! He was inspired by his father and discovered his passion for the sport after cycling from London to Chamoix aged just 15. After years of planning this epic journey with his parents he finally set off in January 2015 to embark on his record breaking trip around the world.
It’s fair to say that he overcame several sticky situations during his trip including escaping some overly-friendly dogs in Albania, fleeing from monkeys and racing an emu in Australia. Not forgetting the cruel mistress that is the weather! He cycled through the snow in France with little visibility and his headtorch as a rear light, conditions which would test any experienced cyclist. Onto a completely different climate and lifestyle into India Tom cycled through the crowded streets avoiding cars, cows and monkeys! He then went on to cross deserts in Australia experiencing a broken spoke, however that didn’t deter him! Going on through Auckland, the States, Canada and into Europe Tom experienced some difficult days experiencing illness, fatigue and battling his inner demons telling him (or any normal person!) to give up, however he stuck with it.
Beginning his final leg from Poole to Battersea in London, he crossed the line to a huge amount of support from locals, friends and his proud family. After an emotional reunion he went onto to say that it was ‘the best feeling’. Not only did Tom become the youngest rider in history to complete this mammoth task, he also raised nearly £60,000 for Prostate Cancer UK; Carney’s Community and Sohana Research Fund!
If you want to read more about Tom and his incredible journey have a look at his blog - his brutal honesty and good humoured approach make it a very interesting read. http://tomdaviesrtw.com/blog/
Kimbolton Triathlon Feedback - Survey and Prizes!
Thursday, 6 August, 2015 - 12:04
Just a reminder for you about the Kimbolton Triathlon Survey - the prize draw will take place on Friday 7th August so time is running out! We really value your feedback and take all your comments on board when planning our events, we want to make them even better each year so if you can spare a minute or two to complete this we would really appreciate it!
We're also very lucky to have a Just Racing T- Shirt for every respondent, what more could you want! When you have completed the survey please send a message to email@example.com with your preferred size - it could be for you, a member of your family or a friend! Please write your name and address in the message as well so we can get them posted out to you - or alternatively if you are taking part in the Terry Wootton Roade Triathlon on September 27th feel free to collect it then!
If you want to respond to the survey, there's still time - click here to take part and tell us your opinion, we value all your comments and will listen to you!
Entries for the Terry Wootton Roade are still open - if you want to take part in this great end of season tri then don't hesitate and enter now!
Challenge Weymouth - Feedstation Heroes!
Thursday, 6 August, 2015 - 11:53
As you know, taking part in any race whether it's sprint distance or long distance support is absolutely vital! At Challenge Weymouth we understand the need for a friendly face and a bit of encouragement when your energy is fading and your legs are feeling a bit sore. We are so lucky to have the following support at the various feed stations at Challenge UK 2015, without their help and volunteered time none of the event could be possible. Our army of volunteers devote time to help with so many different aspects of the event however feed stations are so important - we are lucky to have the help of local tri-clubs - BustinSkin, Wessex Wizards, Sandsfoot Cafe Racers and also the Portland Prison Officers, Weldmar Hospice and the 6Rifles!
Bike 1 - Portland Prison officers
Having helped out last year the Portland Prison Officers are back to support and help at the first feed station on the bike course. Having been inspired from helping out last year we are pleased to say that a couple of officers are tackling the course themselves this year so be sure to cheer them on!
Bike 2 - 6th Battallion The Rifles (6Rifles)
We are proud to have the 6Rifles helping out on the second bike feed station in Challenge Weymouth 2015. Comprising of 520 part-time soldiers from a variety of different backgrounds, these brave men and women train to prepare for front-line operations. So remember to be polite and smile!
Bike 3 - Weldmar
Weldmar is an independent local hospice which provides high quality to many patients in Dorset. Partnering with Just Racing and Challenge last year we hope to make a difference. With some athletes running in aid of the hospice we were thrilled to place them of the last bike feed station to cheer on competitors.
Run1 - BustinSkin - Local tri club
Bustin Skins is a local Tri Club based in Dorset - having helped out last year at the same feed station they are back this year for more! The first station out on the run they will be there to support the athletes through their inevitable jelly legs from the bike.
Run 2 & 4 - Sandsfoot racers - Local tri club
Manning the largest feed station on the course for the out and back section of the run, they will be there to support and encourage everyone! If you wish to meet some of the hardworking volunteers then pop down to the open air Sandsfoot Cafe on Old Castle Road for coffee, cake, a chat and some top tips!
Run 3 - Wessex Wizards - local tri club
After helping on harbour side feed station last year we are delighted to have the Wessex Wizards back for 2015. Positioned on the same station they will be there giving masses of support to the athletes passing by. Without volunteers such as Wessex Wizards Challenge UK would not be possible so thank you to each and every member taking part on the other side of race day.
Without your help this event could not be possible so a huge THANK YOU!
Challenge Weymouth Nutrition 2015
Thursday, 6 August, 2015 - 11:18
USN - Challenge Weymouth Nutrition
USN will be providing all the nutrition for the upcoming Challenge Weymouth and Weymouth Half feed stations. They will be at the expo prior to the event so if you have any questions or if you want to purchase any last minute personal favorites they will be more than happy to help! Their products provide the body with all the essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs during long distance endurance sports.
As you know nutrition is a vital part in any event especially middle and iron-distance. No one wants to suffer from the terrible ‘bonk’ feeling so we have put together a list of the products that USN will be providing at Challenge Weymouth 2015.
On Each Feed Station;
In the Recovery Room;
In addition to the USN nutrition, there will be fruit and water on the bike course. The run course will have water, flat coke, fruit, sweet treats such as flapjack, brownies and savory snacks including pretzels and crisps. At the finish, there will be a variety of hot and cold foods including pasta and sandwiches. Erdinger Alkoholfrei will also be on the finish line with their refreshing isotonic sports drink!
There will be a special needs hand in on Saturday when participants are racking their bikes. Please make sure your bag is clearly marked with your number, name, and which station it is required at.
If you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch : firstname.lastname@example.org