Location Dubrovnik, Croatia Date TBC October 2019 Okay, travelling abroad for your first race may seem a touch indulgent, but it’s hard to argue with warm Adriatic waters, a closed-road course and an UNESCO World Heritage Site backdrop. And all from the reliable organisational hands of John Lunt, the man who gave us Windsor and the 2012 Olympic Games triathlons.
Over to our columnist Tim Heming on whether Dubrovnik deserves a place on your itinerary for 2019, whether you’re a beginner or experienced athlete alike. “There are races that offer a calm, wetsuit-optional sea swim, there are others that provide closed-bike courses that are flat and safe for novices, and still more that provide a scenic backdrop. There are some that also offer plenty of cultural options when you strip off the Lycra. But a destination that ticks all those boxes is a challenge, and that’s where Dubrovnik wins out.” earthseafire.eu
TRY IF... You’re tempted by a new racing destination, lateseason sun and a generous dose of culture.