Inspired by the wild goats in the Valley of Rocks this Standard(ish) Distance Triathlon tests your ability to climb and clamber.

DATE: 24 September 2017
LOCATION: Blacklands Beach, Lynmouth, Exmoor National Park
DISTANCES: 1K swim, 54K bike, 9k run

COURSE RECORDS: Daren Jones 3:09:58,14 Emma Dixon 3:14:53,88
CATEGORIES: Soloist, Relay, Team (Club Champs)

TRAINING PLAN: Tri The Goat 8 Week Training Plan 
OTHER EVENTS: Tri The Beast 

Tri The Goat 24 September 2017 (08:00 Start) Entries Open Friday 27 October. First 100 spaces before 30 November = £48 : Entries after 30 November = £60. * Booking Fees Included Terms & Conditions of entry can be found here

Action packed weekend including: The South West Club Championship in partnership with Triathlon England, Event village, Athlete Development Workshops, Guest Speakers (to be announced soon), Good food, Pasta party, Free Go Tri XMAN Warriors Kids Duathlon (Saturday 23 Sept), Skills School for children and coaches, Exmoor Secret Orchard Cider at the finish line over hay bails.

Swim: 1K 1 Lap Floating Start – Blacklands Beach Lynmouth, friends and family can watch the action live on the Swim Cam.

Note: We do not recommend swimming in the sea outside of our training sessions or triathlons where professional safety cover is provided by the team.

Bike: 54K 1 Lap Exmoor National Park you can view the route on our maps page where you may also download the GPX file for your Garmin.

Note: All XMAN Courses are well signed using yellow and black arrows with warning signs for approaching turns. Medics, mechanical assistance, and motorcycle officials are also on hand.

Run: 9K 1 Lap following the river Lyn – you can view the route on our maps page where you may also download the GPX file for your Garmin. (very handy for training)

Note: Feed station located by the National Trust Cafe.

WARNING: OVER 1476m (4842ft) of CLIMBING

Athlete’s guidebook will be released soon. You can view 2016 edition HERE (please note timings will change)

Bike Course Feed Station:

1 feed station at Watersmeet

Feed Station will have –
Torq Gels & nutrition, bananas (cut in half) water, isotonic drink.

You are advised to plan your own nutrition.

Run Course Feed Stations –

1 feed station approx at Watersmeet Cafe.
Torq Gels & nutrition, bananas (cut in half) water, isotonic drink, and coke.


Main Marquee Lynmouth Green

Saturday – times tbc

Sunday – times tbc

Bike Racking:

Lynmouth Green (event village)

Sunday 05:30 – 07:30

Athlete Briefing 07:40 Athlete transition zone

Start: One Wave 08:00

Swim Cut Off: 09:00

There is a huge variety of places to stay in Lynton and Lynmouth – from luxury cottages and hotels to B&B and camping options to suit all budgets – be sure to book early as it will be a busy weekend.


Please read your athletes guide (released 4 weeks prior to the event)
Please bring your BTF licence, if you are a member of your national body and not racing on a day licence – you can purchase one at registration or with your online entry.
Some form of identification so that we can make sure the right person is collecting the race numbers.

Bin liner for wrapping kit in if it rains (transition is open)
Nutrition (there will be Torq nutrition available at the feed stations)
Bottle’s of water/sports drink
Race belt with numbers attached

Shorts, or tri suit
2 sets of goggles
Bright-coloured towel so you can find it
Wetsuit (compulsory)

Sounds obvious but you do need a bike, with wheels… in working order! check your tyres don’t have splits, we advise road bikes (triathlon bikes for strong climbers)
Helmet (compulsory)
Cycling shoes and socks (if wearing)
Water bottle(s)
Tool Kit: tube, CO2, levers, multi-tool
Race belt
Floor pump (pump up your tires before you leave home but leave the pump in your car just in case)

Running shoes

Race belt
Training device (Garmin)
Body Glide
Vaseline, powder, band-aids
Post-race, warm change of clothes

Photo: Valley Of Rocks, Devon