Last Triathlon of the 2015 season, based at Sandy Balls Holiday Village & Ellingham Water Ski Lake
Sunday 30th August at Lymington Sea Water Baths
Race Photos at: CharlesWhittonPhotography
Sunday 13th December, a 10mile trail run based on the ever poular Heartbreaker Half & Marathon course. Event supported by TAILWIND NUTRITION UK.
New Forest Middle Distance Tri 27th Sept - entries close 20th Sept
Downton Half Marathon - 29th Nov
Heartbreaker 10mile - 13th Dec 2015 *NEW RUNNING EVENT*
Heartbreaker Half & Marathon 28th Feb 2016
Race Photos from 26th July available at CharlesWhittonPhotography
We’re pleased to be able to announce that ForestMan 2016 will take place on Sunday June 26th at Bucklers Hard, which has proved such a popular venue for our SwashBuckler Middle Distance Triathlon.
The event will be renamed THE GLADIATOR, Iron-distance Triathlon at Bucklers Hard. Named for the warship launched there in 1782.
Sandy Balls and Ellingham Lake have been fantastic hosts of the event over the years but with numbers declining over recent editions we felt it was time to freshen things up and to try and entice back a number of previous competitors to take on the new challenge.
Having spent the past few days working on the logistics of the courses I’m confident that we have come up with an event which will be even better than the current version.
The swim will take place in standing water at High Tide in the beautiful Beaulieu River.
The new bike course will incorporate sections of both the existing ForestMan and SwashBuckler routes and will be typical of the Forest: open heathland and rolling terrain along with quiet country lanes.
We’ve come up with a run route which will be four laps, passing through Bucklers Hard twice on each lap, making it extremely “spectator friendly”. Half on road, half well made tracks and considerably more “do-able” than the rugged terrain we have become used to on Hampton Ridge!! I’d go so far as to call it “flat and fast”…..!!
I’ll pop the Garmin traces up on the website over the next couple of days once I’ve ridden the bike route!!
Losing the split transition will simplify the logistics for competitors with no need for overnight bike racking or scope for misplaced RUN bags!
With “The Master Builder” hotel/pub on site and access to the venue’s excellent catering facilities, café etc we’ll be looking to recreate the finish line experience of Sandy Balls but at an iconic location which has always generated a fantastic atmosphere at previous RNF events.
We’ve always been really proud of the quality of ForestMan and hope that the change of venue along with a flatter run course will tempt back previous competitors and also persuade anyone who has previously been deterred by the old course’s fierce reputation to come and give us a try.
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Tailored training plans specifically for Forestman, Bucklers Hard Sprint/Novice Tri & New Forest Middle Distance Tri are now available at https://www.myprocoach.net/new-forest-training-plans.html
The Training Plans are available through Training peaks Software and are priced at £20. Until Sunday 12th April use this 15% discount code for any of the 3 races mentioned: Forest2015
Back in summer 2013 we did our own quadrathlon from John O'Groats to Land's End taking in the longest lakes & highest mountains in between. It took 4 of us 10 days, here's the film to show how we got on: whole film on OTV PLAY on YouTube