North Norfolk Triathlon

Harbour Office Opening Times

Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Monday – Friday
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday – Sunday
9:00 am – 10:00 am

The Harbour Master, or staff on duty, will be present on the tide during peak season (beginning of June to end of August).  For the remainder of the year (September to end of May), a VHF listening watch will be maintained.


For emergencies in or around the harbour and coast, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.  At sea, call Humber Coastguard, VHF Ch.16.

Sunday 17th September 2023

North Norfolk’s popular Triathlon is held in Wells-next-the-Sea each year, staged by the Wells Harbour Maritime Trust. The event for this year has returned to September as the tide times are suitable once more to holding at the usual month.

The start, transition and finish is based on the picturesque quayside at Wells. The 1.5km open water swim is held in the sea in Wells Harbour, followed by a 40km bike route around North Norfolk coastal villages in a loop returning to the quay. The 10km run course follows the North Norfolk coastal path and out onto the beach, returning back to the quayside for the finish. Competitors are split into different waves leaving approximately 5 minutes apart.

Wells is a beautiful and historic seaside resort that provides opportunities for sightseeing, water sports, bird watching, country walks and plenty of family fun.  This is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it’s a great excuse to come and spend the weekend in this popular location.
Everyone who participates, trains or competes across swim, bike, run must do so in line with the British
Triathlon Code of Ethics. The Code of Ethics defines how British Triathlon expect everyone to conduct
themselves whenever they are involved in swim, bike, and run. In doing so a welcoming, safe, and inclusive
environment for everyone can be enjoyed. This event will be run in accordance with British Triathlon policies, including the Transgender Policy


Salt water swim in the tidal harbour of Wells. Compulsory wetsuit swim. Good for spectators to view as they can follow progress along the quayside.


Undulating course looping around the pleasant villages of North Norfolk. Fully sign posted and marshalled.


Mixed terrain 10k route. Starting on the quay heading down the coastal path and along the edge of the pine woods to Holkham. Heading back to Wells along the beautifully scenic beach coastline, before the mile straight to the finish line back on the quay.

The Wells Harbour Maritime Trust (WHMT)
is a charity registered in England and Wales No. 1136392