Make notes that this year's Dawlish Triathlon will take place on 20th September 2015 at Dawlish Warren.
In February 2014, Dawlish and the South coast of Devon were in the News to report that the epic storm destroyed the rail track between Exeter and Cornwall. A lot of people couldn't believe what happened. It was like a scene from a film where the sea wall was sucked by the sea leaving the track suspend in mid-air! (see and read full article from BBC News HERE).
Thankfully, the link has been repaired after months of hard work and life is back to normal in this seaside town.
A wonderful and quaint place to go for Summer holidays and relax or decide to get healthy by joining the Exe Trail for some wonderful cycle rides along the fantastic landscape.
image source Hazelwood
However, the alternative for sport aficianados is Dawlish Triathlon. Something special to reach the "extra mile" (excuse the pun), during a so called relaxing weekend.
This year's event will see a standard "Olympic" distance triathlon:
- 1,500 metres to swim
- 42 km to cycle
- 10 km to run.
Number of entrants will be limited to 600.
To clarify once more Dawlish Warren is just next to Dawlish town - check Google Maps HERE It is the place where tourists and holiday makers choose to go to enjoy their breaks (even for long weekends) throughout the year.
It is certainly not too late to train and get ready for a day of fun and entertainment along the sea of Dawlish Warren.
image source Dawlish Triathlon Facebook page
And after this effort, there are a few activities available within a few miles. The one suitable for everyone is certainly Powderham Castle. You will learn and discover part of the English history. If guided tour is not your cup of tea, visit the secret garden, the rose garden of even shop at the Country Store's Food Hall. The choice is yours!
If you have never visited Devon and went instead to other countries, you may have missed something at your doorstep.
South Devon will give you a fantastic view over the river Exe - and the estuary - Exmouth can be reached by bicycle and ferry from Starcross and cycling gently on the new implemented shared paths is something to remember. Be part of the nature with some pit stops at family run pubs with locally sourced food and refreshements.
Afterall you can go to Dawlish Warren Triathlon just for fun as a spectator if you don't feel to be fit enough to do the race. Support is certainly always needed and welcome!