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Salcombe Sprint Triathlon

The Salcombe Triathlon takes place from North Sands on the 2nd October 2022 consisting of a 700m swim, 20km cycle and a 3km trail run to finish. As with all our events our focus is on challenging yourself whilst still having fun in a social and welcoming environment ... and our Triathlon is no different

Date: 2nd October 2022
Event HQ: North Sands, Salcombe,
Swim: 700m
Cycle: 20km
Trail Run: 3km
Cost: From £60.00


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  • The Details

    Welcome to the Salcombe Sprint Triathlon…one of the first triathlons to take place from this iconic seaside town. 

    This short event will put your endurance to the test as you run, swim, and cycle through local villages of Salcombe, South Milton and Galmpton. Starting from North Sands for a 700m swim in the bay, competitors will then head out on the bike course which has numerous undulations through some stunning South Hams countryside.

    Be ready for the cheeky switch back climb up Sand Hills Rd along the main road past Marlborough taking a left towards South Milton and along the quiet country lanes towards to sea.Once you're past South Milton Sands there is a steep assault on the hill upto Galmpton and a nice finish along the escarpoment from Marlborough to North Sands. 

    The run aspect is a trail type route into the valley behind north sands with a gentle ascent to Lower Collaton, and back dwon a winding track back to North Sands.

    As with all our events our focus is on challenging yourself whilst still having fun in a social and welcoming environment ... and our Triathlon is no different. Whether this is  your first try at a TRI,  or you are a seasoned professional we welcome all levels, abilities and ages.

    Date: Sunday 2nd Oct 2022

    Event Type: Road and trail run

    Event HQ: North Sands, Salcombe TQ8 8LD

    Swim - 700m

    Cycle - 20km 

    Trail run - 3km

    Entry fee - £60 BT members/£66 Non BT members

    Registration Opens: 07:00 am

    Start Time: 08:30am onwards

    Parking is available at North Sands Car Park and Sand Hills Rd in Salcombe located very close by.

    Entry on Day: Yes, if the event is not sold out (CASH ONLY)


    Also see our Terms & Conditions.

  • Route


    The swim starts on Norths Sands beach in a sheltered cove close to the mouth of the estuary. You'll swim around large floating bouys.

    Distance - 700m

    Download GPX route


    The cycle consists of a challenging ride to South Milton and back along the South Hams beautiful lanes.

    Distance - 20km

    Ascent - 400m

    Download GPX route


    The runing route goes towards the inner valley along the track and down towards the beautiful Hangar Mill. This where you'll start gradually ascending towards Lower Collaton along the public footpath to get to the top and then loop back down the track towards North Sands. Be careful when descending the track coming down!!

    Distance - 3km

    Ascent - 90m

    Download GPX route
  • Whats Included
    • Event centre facilities 
    • Salcombe Sprint Triathlon medal
    • Mechanical support
    • Medical support
    • Full route marking
    • Rider public liability insurance
    • Feed Stop 
    • Pick-up wagon
    • Event photography 
    • BBQ and refreshements available to purchase at the finish
  • The Cause

    The Salcombe Sprint Triathlon will be in support of the RNLI as Letsgovelo has a strong affinity to the South Coast being based from the wonderful town of Salcombe. As such Letsgovelo will donate 5% of the revenue from the event to the Salcombe RNLI charity fund.

    Each participant is encouraged to fundariase to the amount of £50 which can easily do by setting up a RNLI Salcombe Just Giving page here

    The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Powered primarily by kind donations, our search and rescue service has been saving lives for nearly 200 years. Here you can find out more about who we are, what we do and how with your support, we can move closer to a world where no one drowns.


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