Challenge Weymouth routes revealed
Less hilly than Henley, say organisers
The bike and run routes for this year's Challenge Weymouth event have been confirmed, with the organisers revealing that there will be no nasty hills on the bike leg.
The bike course will consist of two laps along a mix of closed roads, traffic controlled turns and open roads, with around 1,800m of climbing – over 400m less than the previous event in Henley.
"The course is not pan flat but is certainly fast," says race director Alan Rose. "It would be best described as ‘undulating’, with no real nasty hills, but lots of rolling countryside. Much of the road quality is quite simply superb too."
The run course is described as flat, and wends through the heart of Weymouth town, along the famous Esplanade, passing the Pier Grandstand and Clock Tower, with lots of places for spectators to gather along the way.
Spectators will be pleased to hear that among the entertainment planned is a 'Beer Mile', which starts at the Quay Side and follows through the town centre, with the many food and drink outlets and entertainment activities expected to give weary runners an enthusiastic welcome.
Challenge Weymouth will take place on 14 September and is expected to host over 1,500 athletes at the inaugural event, including pro triathletes Joel Jameson, Graeme Stewart, Craig Twigg and Stephen Bayliss
The full routes can be seen on the Challenge Weymouth at www.challengeweymouth.com.
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