Bayside Autumn Duathlon 2019

We’re delighted to provide details of the 5th annual Bayside Autumn Duathlon (run/bike/run), a British Triathlon permitted event.

Sunday 3rd November sees us return to our spiritual home of Stokes Bay where we will welcome up to 200 competitors to the start line.

We offer two race distances to choose from:

  • Super Sprint: 2.5km run / 15km bike / 2.5km run
  • Sprint: 5km run / 25km bike / 5km run

Race day timings are as follows:

  • Registration: Saturday 10:00 – 14:00 Alton Sports, Gosport
  • Registration: Sunday 06:30 – 07:45 Race HQ
  • Bike Racking: Sunday 06:30 – 07:45
  • Race Brief: Sunday 07:50
  • Race Start (both distances): 08:00

Online entry is now available via the British Triathlon website:
https://www.britishtriathlon.org/events/Bayside-Autumn-Duathlon-2019_11227 with the entry fee being a flat £30 (+£3 race day license for those not members of a home nation triathlon organisation)

Our race is aimed at competitors of all abilities and experience, from experience triathlete through to those taking on a multi-disciple event for the first time or progressing from the popular GOTRI events. The only stipulation of entry is that your bike must be road safe and that you have a cycle helmet.

Both the run and cycle routes are relatively flat, with the run taking in promenade of Stokes Bay and the bike route heading along Lee-on-Solent seafront towards Stubbington, and for those doing the longer distance towards Titchfield and through Titchfield Haven. Route maps are available, see cycle overview pdf document.

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal and small goodie bag. This years medal design recognises the efforts undertaken to support the war efforts in Gosport, with the run route taking competitors past one of the sites used to construct caissons (code name Phoenix) and associated pierheads used to build the Mulberry Harbours from Oct 1943 to April 1944 and which were an major contribution to the success of operation Overload. Our medal pays respect to those who laboured to construct them.

Bayside Autumn Duathlon Medal 2019

The race will be fully chip timed, with individual results available to competitors immediately on completion and a full list of results available online.

Please contact lee@baysidetri.co.uk for further details.


GOTRI Duathlon – run/bike/run – 28th July 2019

On Sunday 28th July we return to Stokes Bay for the 3rd in our 2019 GOTRI race series.

A beginner friendly run / bike / run event aimed at those taking their first steps into multi discipline sports  will see you take on a 2km run, followed by a 15km cycle ride before finishing with another 2km run.

Starting and finishing at No 2 Battery West Carpark (Bayside Cabin), Stokes Bay Road, Stokes Bay.

Event Timings:

  • Registration: 07:15 – 07:45
  • Bike Racking: 07:15 – 07:45
  • Race Brief: 07:50 (all to attend)
  • Race Start: 08:00

Entrants will be welcomed and looked after throughout the event by members of Bayside Tri Club who have built up a reputation of being supportive, encouraging and welcoming.

For just £8.50 entry fee all finishers will receive a medal and the satisfaction of completing a GOTRI event.

Entry is available online via the British Triathlon events website:

Please note that the minimum age we can accept entries for this event is 15.

Cycle and Run Routes can be downloaded here:


Bayside Autumn Duathlon 2018

On Sunday 4th November Bayside Tri Club welcomed over 150 competitors to the start line of the Bayside Autumn Duathlon.

Athletes began to arrive at registration at 06:30 and the transition area soon started to fill up with an array of bikes.

With 19 different athletic clubs represented, including a large contingent from Southampton University Tri and Portsmouth Triathletes and members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Hants Police Clubs as well as local running clubs Gosport Road Runners, Fareham Crusaders and Stubbington Green, we were in for a cracking race. There was also a large number of competitors taking on a Duathlon for the first time and we were delighted that they chose our event to do so.

There was a bit of a breeze and the temperature hovered around the 10 degree mark for most of the morning but it stayed dry at the start / finish area for the duration of the event.

At 08:00 the mass start of the Sprint and Super Sprint distances commenced with competitors making their way along Stokes Bay down the Gosport Golden Mile route. At 1.25km those doing the Super Sprint turned round and headed back to the start with the remainder doing the Sprint distance carrying down the promenade, running a couple of laps of the sports field before also returning to the start / finish line and into transition.

Off they all went on their bikes, heading up to the Cocked Hat pub roundabout and then making their way along the sea front to Stubbington. Those doing the Super Sprint turned at the Red Lion pub roundabout and retraced their route back to the transition area. The Sprint distance competitors continued and picked up the route of the Stubbington 10km road race route. A change in the route for this year and one that resulted in a single lap and minimum disruption from traffic. One incline up Coach Hill in Titchfield may have got a few out of the saddle before a left turn down Posbrook Lane led competitors towards Titchfield Haven and back to the sea front. Unbeknown to event organisers it was raining on this part of the course and competitors got a bit wet. Back along the sea front, past Lee-on-the-Solent, and back to the transition ready for the second run of the day.

Both Super Sprint and Sprint distance competitors ran the same distance they’d run in the first leg. With the wind picking up a little as the morning went on it meant that they had to work harder on the way out before ‘enjoying’ some assistance in the final kilometer or so of the race.

All finishers received a bespoke medal and a Chia Charge flapjack as they crossed the line and there were lots of happy /smiley faces.

Congratulations to our winners:

Sprint: Helen Nicholls and Ollie Hurdle

Super Sprint: Alice Spurr and Chris Buxton

Thank you to the following, without whom we couldn’t host our event

Our sponsors – Alton Sports
Chip timing / bike racking / race numbers – Stu Web Timing
Gosport Council
Post race flapjacks – Chia Charge
Technical Officials – British Triathlon
Event Medical cover – Peninsula Medical Services
Race Medals – Runningimp
Post race bacon butties / coffee – Bayside Cabin
Race review – Racecheck.com
Photography / video (available on youtube) – Paul Jeram
The best marshals – Bayside Triathlon Club
Keep Sunday 3rd November 2019 free in your diary for next years race.

Southampton University Triathlon Club


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