Guernsey Granite Man Triathlon

Date: 5th September 2021
Time: 07:00
Event: 1/2 Iron Distance Triathlon with supporting Sprint distance.
Location: Pembroke Bay, Guernsey
Type: Triathlon
Contact Name: Paul de Garis
Contact Email:
Run Map:

Guernsey Granite Man will be back on Sunday 5th September 2021.


All details below relate to previous events, but not too much will change in 2021, same course, same friendly atmosphere, expect a new organiser in Paul De Garis.

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.

Our biennial Middle distance Triathlon event will return on Sunday 5th September 2021, with the supporting Sprint distance race starting at the same time (07:00) at Pembroke Bay.

Course maps and details from 2017 are shown below, at time of writing we don't anticipate any major changes, but please check in here from time to time for any updates, or 'Like' our Facebook page which will also be updated. 

Courtesy of Ronez the challenging quarry run will make a return to the end section of the middle distance triathlon run leg, with a prize for the fastest run loop within the quarry. 

There will be compulsory pre-registration on the Saturday at Pembroke transition area 12 - 3 pm and we have organised a post race get together and buffet at Peninsula Hotel on the Sunday evening. 


To enter the sprint distance visit:

Course maps can be viewed at bottom of page.

 Click map links here to download





swim map








All Competitors: 

Race rules 

Normal  race  rules  apply  in  line  with  the  British  Triathlon  Federation handbook. Wetsuits are recommended but  NOT compulsory. Cycle helmets must be fastened before un-racking the bike,  worn throughout the bike leg, and not unfastened and removed until the bike is racked back in transition. Granite  Man  is  a  non-drafting  race  ("draft busters" will  be  patrolling  the  bike course  and  are  under  instruction  to  issue enforce the 'two foot' down rule for first offence, and 10 minute time penalty for second offence if you are considered to be drafting).  Persistent offenders will be disqualified.  

In matters of dispute, the Race Director's decision will be final


For safety reasons, competitors are prohibited from using IPod’s (or similar) at  any stage during the race. Failure to comply with this rule will result in disqualification.

Race withdrawal  

If you withdraw from the race at any point please inform a time-keeper or other race official.  It is extremely important that we are aware of all competitors’ whereabouts due to the length of the course.


There will  be   canoe  cover  for the swim and the club first aid officer will be in attendance. There will  be  marshals  on  the  bike  and  run courses, but the  roads remain open to the public and, as such, normal rules of the road apply.

You cannot rely upon the marshals to stop traffic for you. Correct navigation of the course is a competitors responsibility regardless of marshals.


There are no showers available at transition after the race, but the sea is free!  

Sun cream 

Please make sure you have sun cream as there will be none available at the event and we have ordered a sunny day!

In the unlikely event that the sun doesn't shine, no refunds will be issued, but the sea breeze still means it is very easy to get burnt!

Time restrictions for Middle Distance competitors 

For your own safety we have set time limits, within which the three parts of the race must be completed. If you are outside these time limits, the Race  Director  and/or other Race Officials reserve the right to remove competitors  who  they believe could present a danger to themselves or others.

Individual times   Cumulative times 

Swim – 1 hour          Swim – 1 hour

Bike – 4 hours           Bike – 5 hours

 Run – 3 hours          Run – 8 hours

Time restrictions for Sprint competitors

There are no time restrictions on the sprint race, we expect that you will all finish well ahead of the middle distance competitors.

Toilets for competitors

The  nearest  toilets  to  the  transition area are next to the Beach House Café at Pembroke. Toilet locations have also been marked on the course maps in case  they are needed during the race.


There is free all day parking close to the transition area.  There are a choice of 3 car parks along Pembroke Bay.  The furthest, but largest, car park is to the right hand side of the Beach House café as you are facing the bay, the next is to the left of the Beach House café immediately facing you as you arrive at the  bay  and the smallest (and  closest) is  next  to  registration,  further  to  the  left  of  the  bay.  We  would strongly encourage athletes and supporters to use the first two car parks away from transition to ease congestion  on  the  day  and  to  permit  free  movement  of  Race Officials'/emergency vehicles.


Spectators  are particularly  welcome  to watch  the event  and  enjoy  the  beach  at Pembroke.    There is a Café at Pembroke Bay, "The Beach  House", which serves drinks and food all day.  

The Green Beach Hut at the top of the slipway will also likely be open for tea, coffee and light snacks.

We hope to have a mobile coffee van on site for the day, other concessions for food may be available at transition.

There are public toilets in the building situated next to the Beach House.  

The best viewing spots  have been highlighted  on all the course  maps and have been posted on the  website.  The Middle Distance bike and run  courses  both  consist  of  2  laps, thus  ensuring  that  there  will  be  plenty  of opportunities to cheer on competitors.


A full set of results will (hopefully) be available on the day of the race.

We are using chip timing at Granite Man this year, all competitors will be issued loan chips for this event only, it is important that these are worn on the left lower leg (ankle), taken off at the end of the race and returned immediatly to race organisers. A bin will be provided for this purpose and an extra 'goodie' issued to all returns. Please don't wander around over timing mats after you have finished whilst still wearing your timing chip! 

Please check all your details  and  make  the  Race  Director  aware  if  any  details  appear  incorrect.                                                                          

A provisional result list will be posted on the website, with competitors having 72 hrs to raise any queries.


The organisers cannot  be held  responsible  for competitors' property  lost, stolen or damaged before, during or after this event.  In entering this event you declare that you are eligible to compete as an amateur. You understand that  neither  the  sponsors  nor  the  organisers  Guernsey Triathlon Club LBG (either   collectively  or  as individuals) shall be liable for any loss, damage  or  injury which you may suffer or which might arise directly or indirectly as a result of the race, and whether or not caused wholly or partly by the fault, or negligence, of any of the sponsors


Middle Distance Run Map




Club Sponsorship

Ana Leaf Foundation


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