The Horseman Xtreme Triathlon: Continuing the tradition of the world’s toughest and most spectacular long distance triathlon races such as the Norseman and Celtman. This epic event will take place for the first time on the 14th September 2013 against the stunning backdrop of Dartmoor National Park.
Dartmoor is famous for a special breed of wild horse that roams the moor known as the Dartmoor Pony. These animals have long since been adopted as the symbol for the National Park.Because of the extreme weather conditions experienced on the moors, the Dartmoor Pony has evolved to be particularly hardy with excellent stamina. They make excellent work horses and were once used extensively by miners and farmers throughout the region. It seems only fitting that an extreme endurance event taking place on the moor should be named with these unique animals in mind.
• Swim 3.8KM lake swim
• Bike 180KM road bike with 3700 meters of climbing
• Run 42KM mixed terrain run
• Total distance 226KM
Advice: If you seek a flat course on which to gain a personal best then this event is not for you. If you seek a tough challenge in a truly inspiring location with good company then you are in the right place. “There’s no place like it in the world. When I got to Dartmoor I realised I had a third character that I had to include in War Horse and that was the land and the sky, so Dartmoor plays a major role.” Film Director, Steven Spielberg
Course details are still being finalised, and will be published here in full very soon. In the meantime please be sure that this will be a demanding course that will take you on an unforgettable journey through stunning landscape.
For now we can tell you that the swim will take place in Roadford Lake, the bike course will largely follow the route of the Dartmoor Classic Cyclosportif, and the run will be a challenging but beautiful mixed terrain route.
Full course details and maps will be published soon. Click here for more details