- Why Horseman?
- The Course
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DateSaturday 14th September 2013
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 National Park
"There's no place like it in the world…I have never before, in my long and eclectic career, been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty as I experienced filming War Horse on Dartmoor” Film Director, Steven Spielberg
Dartmoor is an area of outstanding natural beauty covering 400 square miles, and is the biggest and wildest area of open country in southern England. It was one of the first National Parks to be designated in Britain in 1951.
|Dartmoor boasts stark and beautiful moors, huge stone tors, ancient clapper bridges and the famous Dartmoor ponies. Its moorland landscape is characterised by rough grazing land, wooded valleys and distinctive granite tors. It is also of great archaeological importance, with over 10,000 ancient sites within its boundaries.
Anyone who has seen the recent Hollywood blockbuster film "War Horse” is certain to have been bewitched by the unique moorland landscape just as Steven Spielberg was. Anyone who has spent time here will know how challenging both the terrain and weather can be. The Horseman Xtreme Triathlon is certain to be an epic.
A Hardy Beast
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.
A Tough Challenge in an Inspiring Location
• Swim 3.8KM lake swim
• Bike 180KM road bike with 3700 meters of climbing
• Run 42KM mixed terrain run
• Total distance 226KM
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
The HXTRI follows a demanding course that will take you on an unforgettable journey through stunning landscape. For full details please take a look at the latest version of the Event Manual which can be found HERE.
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Places are STRICTLY limited to 150 athletes.
The pricing structure is designed to reward those who commit early and works as follows:-
|Slots 001 - 050||£250|
|Slots 051 - 100||£275|
|Slots 101 - 150||£300||< Current Price|
Your entry fee minus an admin fee of £100 is refundable until June 14th 2013.
After June 14th 2013 there will be no refunds for any reason.
Your HXTRI place can be transferred to another person at no additional cost to you until 30 days before the event. After this date transfers are not possible.
These cancellation rules will be strictly maintained to protect the event from economic loss.
Getting to Dartmoor...it's easier than you might think
From the north: the M5 takes you directly to Exeter. From here take the A30 dual carriageway towards Cornwall, turning off onto the north of Dartmoor at Whiddon Down. Alternatively take the A38 towards Plymouth, turning off onto the eastern edge of Dartmoor at Bovey Tracey.
From the south east: the A303 brings you again directly to Exeter where you can take the A30 to Whiddon Down or A38 to Bovey Tracey and onto the moor.
From Cornwall: take the A30 towards Okehampton, turning off at Sourton Cross and head towards Tavistock in the east of the moor.
Devon is well connected to main line services. The closest rail stations can be found at Exeter, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Ivybridge and Plymouth. For further information visit www.thetrainline.com or call National Rail Enquiries on +44 (0)845 7484950.
By Coach & Bus
National Express run direct coach services to Okehampton from most major towns and cities throughout Britain. For details visit www.gobycoach.com or telephone +44 (0)8705 808080. Or for bus timetables and information visit www.devon.gov.uk/devonbus or call +44 (0)1392 392800.
Domestic flights from Ireland, the Channel Islands, UK and many European destinations fly in to both Plymouth and Exeter airports.
Plymouth provides European ferry services. For details contact Brittany Ferries on +44 (0)870 901 2400.