Portishead Tri

Saturday, August 13, 2016. 07:30

After a successful switch to a Saturday race in 2015 and a sell out race, the DB Max Portishead Triathlon will again take place on a Saturday in 2016 on the 13th August.

This gives competitors and spectators the chance to still really enjoy their weekend.

A great coastal location with a superb outdoor 33m pool venue means this event is continuing to create a buzz in the Bristol area and sold out in 2015. With a top sponsor on board and some renowned triathlon clubs in the vicinity of the venue, this race is set to continue it’s soaring popularity.

The DB Max Portishead Triathlon is now SOLD OUT. Please click the button below to place your name on the waiting list.

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The event starts with a 12 length, 400mtr swim in the fantastic open air Lido which is 33mtrs long and is 5 lanes wide providing a different swimming experience.

After a short run to transition which is situated on the famous Battery Point, it is out on to the 25k bike course. Being at a coastal location it is fair to say that the route is far from flat and has 3 significant climbs in it. The route is stunning and after heading out of Portishead it follows the coastal road before heading in land to complete the first loop.

After completing the second lap it is back in to transition and out on to the 5k run course. This route goes along the coastal path before looping back on itself back to finish on Battery Point.

Race Information


In 2016 for just £8 you can have your medal personalised with your name, position and finish time and if you’re keen, your splits too. Your details and results will be engraved on a small plate which fits neatly into the back of your medal. See here for an example of itab.

Race Distance

400mtr pool swim, 25k bike, 5k run

Race Start Time

Wave starts from 0730 onwards with the faster swimmers starting first and getting quicker, before the slower swimmers go in and we head through to the quicker swimmers again. If you have any special requirements for the swim section then please do not hesitate to contact us james@dbmax.co.uk.

Race Entry

Online entry price £41.50

Club Entry

If you would like to make the Portishead Sprint Triathlon your club race in 2016, please contact James Higgs on 07929 059 796 or james@dbmax.co.uk to register your interest.

Race Routes

To view the Portishead Sprint Triathlon bike route, please click here 

To view the Portishead Sprint Triathlon run route, please click here


For directions on how to get to the venue, please click here. The postcode for Sat Navs is BS20 7HD

Getting Here

Getting to the venue couldn’t be easier, and it is only a short distance from Junction 19 of the M5. Car times from Major Cities are:-

London – 2 hours 10 minutes
Birmingham – 1 hour 40 minutes
Bristol – 15 minutes
Cardiff – 45 minutes
Swansea – 1 hour 20 minutes
Exeter – 1 hour 15 minutes


There is plenty of parking in th local area and you will be directed in from the main road

Camping and Accomodation

For details of local campsites and hotels, please click here

Registration and Briefing times

Registration will be open on Saturday 15th August from 0630 and will close 45 minutes before the last swim wave. Briefings will be 10 minutes before each swim wave start

Marshals and Volunteers

To successfully run our events we require the help and support of Marshals and Volunteers. if you are able to assist at the event or have friends, family, work colleagues or enemies who may be able to help, then please contact James Higgs on james@dbmax.co.uk in return we offer free entries in to future DB Max events and if you are lucky a bacon roll and cup of coffee…..

And finally

The DB Max event team look forward to welcoming you Portishead on Race Day.

If you have any questions or queries regarding the Portishead Sprint Triathlon, then please do not hesitate to contact James Higgs on 07929 059 796 or james@dbmax.co.uk