The Crantock Biathlon isn’t like other sporting events. It’s so chilled you may forget it’s competitive at all. This is athletics Cornish style.
From 7pm on Friday 3rd July competitors will undertake a 1.5km swim up the tranquil river Gannel followed by a 5km soft-sand Coastal run.
If this event had a soundtrack it would be wind chimes with the rustling of sand dunes and whale song. ‘Eye of The Tiger’ wouldn’t make the cut.
Registration is underway online right now, click here for more information.
if you’ve never swam in open water before, there are training clinics running to help you reach your full potential. You can even let the masses go ahead and you can start at your own pace because all entrants are tagged. That means everyone will be individually timed from start to finish so it’s not who crosses the line first, but who crosses the line fastest.
If it still doesn’t sound like your thing, the garden at the Bowgie Inn offers perfect views to watch The Crantock Biathlon as the evening sun bathes the beach in a warm, glowing light. You can sip a cool pint as you cheer them on… after all, you can always enter next year!