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Guernsey Granite Man Middle Distance Triathlon 2021

05 Sep 2021

Guernsey Granite Man Middle Distance Triathlon 2021 has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Granite Man 2021

Owing to the on-going Covid-19 restrictions at time of launch in January '21 the 2021 event is limited to Guernsey Residents only, should travel restrictions ease and allow visitors to the island later in the year we will open to off-island visitors / competitors, provided we have capacity within the event. 

The Granite Man Middle Distance Triathlon is held at Pembroke Bay, at the north end of Guernsey, and consists of a 1,900 metre open water swim, 90km bike and a 21km run. All distances are approximate but considerable effort will be made (using GPS equipment) to ensure that the distances on race day are as accurate as possible.


The swim starts at 7:00am and will be an open sea swim in Pembroke Bay around marker buoys. We advise you to practice sea swimming before the event. Safety craft will be in position and lifeguards are instructed to remove any competitor from the water who they consider in danger for whatever reason.


Two loops of a circuit from Pembroke Bay heading east via St Sampson's Harbour, then turning back to head down the west coast of the island, up towards the local airport before returning to the north end of the island along the coast road. The climb to the airport ascends from sea level to a height of approximately 100 metres over three kilometres, i.e. medium-low grade climb. Please take extreme care on the technical descent back to the coast road. The road surfaces are good and, in the correct weather conditions, the bike course is fast. Marshals will be in place at key locations along the course.

Correct and safe navigation of the course is the responsibility of the individual competitor. 


The run leaves transition and follows the coastal paths around the north end of the island. There will be aid stations approximately every four / five kilometres. The run is mainly flat on a well-established coastal route.

The course will be well marked prior to the event. Correct and safe navigation of the course is the responsibility of the individual competitor. 


There will be compulsory registration early evening on Friday 3rd  September at St Sampson High School. It will not be possible to register for, or enter the event on the day.


Post race event 
A celebratory event will be held on the evening of Sunday 5th September 2021, to which all competitors and their families / friends are invited. There will be a charge for each attendee. Further information will be made available as details are finalised.


Sprint triathlon
A sprint distance triathlon incorporating a sprint team relay event is also being held on Sunday 5th  September 2021 at Pembroke Bay along a similar but shortened course.


Granite Kids We aim to be inclusive and all being well will put on a short Granite Kids event for children of all ages on Saturday 4th September 2021. 

Refund / Deferral If you are unable to compete in the event in 2021 we will offer deferral to the next Granite Man event (likely 2023) or a refund but only up to early June 2021 (we have had to order all event consumables with extra-long covid related lead times this year), after that time event fees will be paid, tee shirts and medals ordered and as a small club we cannot run the event at a loss. 


Further information
Please e-mail the organiser for further details.




15 Feb 2021£50.00
26 Aug 2021 23:59£75.00

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 05/09/2021

Status: Closed

Total Places: 150

Places Available: ??



Paul De Garis

Pembroke Bay, Guernsey, Channel Islands.