NEW Minehead Triathlon
Sunday 14th October 2018
Entries on sale
Channel events are super excited to be bringing you the Minehead Sprint Triathlon this coming October.
After events in 2014, 2015 and 2016 delivered by Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership the Minehead Triathlon didn’t run in 2017. Now with the baton being passed to Channel Events we are keen to make this an amazing season finale in the British Triathlon calendar for 2018 and beyond.
Previously a sprint triathlon with a 400m pool swim, 20km bike route and a flat seafront 5km run, we at Channel Events have grasped this opportunity to change things up a little.
From 2018 the event will now utilise its coastal location by introducing a 750m mass start open water sea swim in the shadows of North Hill but within the safety of the bay. The bike route will remain unchanged due to its fast undulating character, this bike route is an out and back towards the village of Porlock on stunning roads flanked by the high moorland terrain of Exmoor National Park. The views are breathtaking. Finally, you’ll take on the 5km run route. A mix of flat paved seafront promenade and the off-road trails within the woods of Culver Cliff. A cheeky little climb makes for a sting in the tail before returning along the sea front to finish arms aloft on the beach!
Whats not to like??
Will we see you on the sandy start line?
Entries will go on sale: Friday 2nd March 2018 at 18:00
Check back soon! Entry fees and further event details will be live within the next two weeks.
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Man vs Moor is approximately 10 kilometres of wild trail running featuring natural obstacles. Set in the stunning and remote western end of Exmoor National Park.
You’ll find yourself scrambling up and down steep combes, crossing boggy valley heads, swimming in Pinkery Pond and going underground in this truly awesome event.
Getting to the finish line will tough but well earned and you’ll leave with a massive sense of achievement. You’ve taken on the moor and defeated it!
New for 2018!
The Triple is for those who think they’ve got the legs to conquer the Mendips, Exmoor and the Quantocks all in one year. The Triple is entry to all three of our 2018 mountain biking events and all the glory that goes with completing. Can you take on the Mendip Murmuration in June, the Exmoor Explorer in August and finish with the Quantock Quake in September?
Ticket sales for The Triple are limited. By committing to The Triple you ensure entry into all 3 events.
The Mendip Murmuration is a gathering of like minded individuals coming together with a common purpose. Riding your bike through some of Somerset’s stunning landscapes. Cruising and carving over and around the Cheddar area will make for an amazing 20 or 30 mile route that will leave you wanting more.
The Exmoor Explorer is a non-competitive mountain biking event of 20 or 40 miles, held in the beautiful Exmoor National Park in the South West England.
Open moorland, woodland trails, natural single track and secluded Combes, the Explorer doesn’t disappoint. This iconic Exmoor cycling event was started 19 years ago and we are immensely proud to now run it.
The Quantock Quake is a non-competitive mountain biking event of 20 or 35 miles, held in the Beautiful Quantock Hills AONB, Somerset, South West England. Open moorland, woodland trails, natural single track and secluded Combes, the Quake has it all.
Whether you choose the 20 or 35 mile route you will be able to access areas of the Quantocks usually restricted. You’ll also see some of the greatest views from and of the Quantocks and be fully supported by our friendly team.