challenge weymouth triathlon beachfront


challenge weymouth triathlon beachfront

It hasn’t even had it’s first year yet but Challenge Weymouth has been chosen to be the event that hosts the ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championships in 2015.

Challenge Family has announced it will host the 2015 ETU European Long Distance Triathlon Championships on Sunday 13th September 2015.

Famous for its fine Georgian seafront and long golden, sandy beaches, Challenge say:

‘Weymouth offers one of the most spectacular and historic race locations in the world. Despite only being in its first year, the event has already gained considerable attention on an international level.’

Opening with a sea swim, in the protected, clear, blue waters of Weymouth bay the rolling bike course then weaves through the stunning local countryside offering competitors a fast and smooth course, taking in the beautiful surrounding terrain. The run then leads through Weymouth town, with entertainment and music planned throughout.

Renato Bertrandi, President of the European Triathlon Union is very pleased to be able to formally announce the new Championship location and he said, 

“We are happy to confirm that the Long Distance European Championships will take place in Weymouth UK in 2015. I am sure that all our long distance athletes, elite and age group, will not lose the occasion to compete in order to fight for the European title. As per this season, the European Championships will be over the full and half distance and we have already announced the half distance at Challenge Rimini. We are sure that the collaboration with Challenge will deliver excellent and safe races.”

Challenge Weymouth is the new event from the Just Racing UK team who looked elsewhere when their award-winning Challenge Henley race (which we loved) became unfeasible following local complaints.

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This September, hundreds of triathletes, including TriReview will be taking on the half distance and full iron distance triathlon. We’re hoping for nice weather!

A limited number of entries are still available at




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