Weymouth and Portland host several triathlons throughout the year, including the ‘Race to the Bill’ Triathlon in June and the Weymouth Classic Triathlon at Bowlease Cove in August.
This all culminates in September, when the Esplanade as well as parts of the town centre and harbour are taken over by runners competing in the ‘Challenge Weymouth Iron Distance National Triathlon’. This involves cycling over Dorset hills overlooking Weymouth Bay, swimming in Weymouth Bay (Lodmoor end) and running to Portland and back. Cheering on the contestants – especially as they run past people enjoying a Sunday afternoon drink on the Harbourside – is definitely encouraged.
In September, Weymouth becomes the UK venue for the World Tour Biathle and there are several half marathons and road races each year.
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