Sri Chinmoy Somerset Sprint Triathlon

Portishead Open Air Pool, Portishead Bristol

"The perfect start to your triathlon season"

Open-air pool swim
Scenic bike course on B roads / minor roads
Great race for spectators/supporters
Online entries £39 (+BTF & card fee)
New for 2018 - CHIP TIMING by K2

About the event

The Somerset Sprint Tri is held on the same day as our ever-popular beginner's "Try-a-Tri" event at the stunning seafront location of Portishead Lake Grounds / Portishead Open Air Pool.

The race will be supported by K2 for the first time in 2018 - providing electronic chip timing and rapid results.

Click here to enter online at British Triathlon website.

***If you find the race full (sold out) when you apply, please email your details to to get on the waiting list***

The Sprint Race goes off first, starting at 8am, with a multi-wave pool swim in the unique 33m heated, open air pool on the shore of the Bristol Channel. Straight after that comes a 25K bike course with stunning views from a ridge overlooking the sea, 3 challenging climbs and a route that sticks to quiet roads (B roads & minor roads between Portishead and Walton Village). The run course is a 4-lap loop around Portishead Lake Grounds - fast and flat with lots of opportunity for your supporters to cheer you on from the Esplanade (they have a choice of seafront cafes to relax in while you're out on the bike!).

If you've done our Try-a-Tri before, the Sprint Tri is a great way to take a step up in distance while still enjoying the low-pressure environment of a small event. The max entrants for Sprint & Try-a-Tri combined is 200 so there will be plenty of space in Transition and out on the course.

Previous Results


400m Swim / 25km Bike / 5km Run

Start time

  • 8.00am


  • £39 (+BTF & card fee)


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  • Triathlon England permit applied for

Race Info

The Sri Chinmoy Somerset Sprint Triathlon takes place at Portishead Open Air Pool, The Esplanade, Portishead, Somerset, BS20 7HD. 

Exact race distances are:

396 metres swim (heated, open air pool) 
25.1 km bike (minor roads, hilly in places) 
5.3 km run (flat course on minor roads & pavement) 

Open to ages 17 and over (Must be 17 on December 31st 2018 to take part)

Please check race details and our refund policy before signing up.