Channel Events are super excited to be bringing you the 2023 Minehead Sprint Triathlon!
After events in 2014, 2015 and 2016 delivered by Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership sadly the Minehead Triathlon didn’t run in 2017 and the baton was then passed to us in 2018. Previously a sprint triathlon with a 400m pool swim, 20km bike route and a flat seafront 5km run, we at Channel Events grasped this opportunity to shake things up a little. We are very proud to keep this event going and with the amazing success of our first four events we’re striving to cement this as an amazing season finale in the British Triathlon calendar for 2022 and beyond.
From 2018 the event has utilised its coastal location by including a 750m open water sea swim in the shadows of North Hill but within the safety of the bay. The bike route is fast and undulating with an out and back route 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 Climb’ Strava segment makes for a sting in the tail before returning along the sea front to finish arms aloft on the beach!