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RaceNewForest Events 2017
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Tuesday 25th October 2016

Tags  BoskMan  |  Bucklers Hard  |  Ellingham  |  Gladiator  |  RaceNewForest

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RaceNewForest are pleased to confirm a full race schedule for the 2017 season with a couple of new events alongside the regular favourites.

The season will kick off with SwashBuckler Middle Distance on May 21st, helpful tides again this year mean that this fantastic early season event remains in its 'proper' place in the schedule. Ideal preparation for anyone planning a Summer iron-distance campaign this year will again feature a full 56 mile bike course, ensuring eligibility as a qualifying race. With the Gladiator full distance race and BoskMan (see below) once again taking place out of Bucklers this year, SwashBuckler will certainly provide an early opportunity for competitors to familiarise themselves with the terrain.

This year's edition of the Swashbuckler will be supported by our partners at Precision Hydration.

The Bucklers Hard Standard Distance Triathlon will also take place on May 21st with a 1250m swim followed by 40km cycling and 11 km run. Next up, on June 18th will be the popular New Forest Standard and Novice/Sprint Triathlons based out of Ellingham Waterski lake. Always a favourite with athletes looking for an early season blast, 2017's schedule will also feature a duathlon option.

The Gladiator iron-distance and BoskMan (long-middle distance) will take place on July 2nd based at beautiful Bucklers Hard. Our new iron-distance courses proved even more popular than the much-loved ForestMan routes. A unique, one way swim down the picturesque Beaulieu River followed by typical New Forest cycling but followed by a slightly less challenging 26 mile run!! The run route has proved exceptionally popular, passing through the centre of the village seven times, making it incredibly spectator-friendly.

BoskMan will sit alongside it, a fantastic event in its own right but also invaluable preparation for anyone planning a summer 'iron' event.

For those looking for a slightly shorter challenge, the Bucklers Sprint/Novice Triathlon will this year take place alongside the long–distance events and will feature a 500m swim followed by a 20km bike and a 5km run.

August 20th will feature both the New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon and the New Forest Standard Distance Triathlon, based out of Ellingham Waterski park near Ringwood.

Sandy Balls is unavailable to us due to major development plans so we will be relocating our base to the event's original home at Moyles Court. The change of venue will simplify logistics for competitors with on-the-day registration options and no overnight racking/morning transport complications.

We also hope that the new date will provide an ideal warm-up opportunity for athletes planning a late Summer UK-based long distance event!!

Both popular events in their own right we hope that bringing them together will enhance the atmosphere even further and hopefully inspire some of the shorter distance competitors to come back and have a crack at the longer race in future years. Sprint / Novice option also available.

As ever our guarantee is to use our vast experience of racing and organising to deliver the day/weekend in such a way as to ensure you only have to worry about doing your best on the day!!

For all information on the schedule above and links to on line entry just check out the RaceNewForest website

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