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9th Midnight Man 14th/15th August 2021




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Entry’s are now open for the 2021 Midnight Man Triathlon

14th/ 15th August 2021

A big thank you to everyone that switched over to next years race.

The 2021 Midnight Man Triathlon will be Bigger and better in 2021

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Race Brief 2019

Swim map

Bike course

Midnight Man Bike course on Youtube 

Run course


NEWS UPDATE for the 2020 Midnight Man Triathlon 17/05/2020

I had a long meeting with the sports officer for Dartford Council today to go over the chance of still running this year’s Midnight Man.  I should add he is a very good friend of mine and who has taken part in a few Ironman races.  They feels that there are too many reasons why the race cannot take place.

So unfortunately, we have had to cancel this year’s Midnight Man Triathlon due to the covid-19 virus. The last few weeks have been a nightmare for me as the last thing I wanted to do was cancel the Midnight Man.

The reasons they have given are the following.

It is manly to do with social distancing and they feel that its far to risky.

  • It would be near impossible to keep competitors apart
  • If there was an incident the first aid crew would need to be wearing PPE.
  • If there was a problem in the lake the water safety crew would be at risk.
  • All the marshals would be at risk.
  • Members of the public
  • Traffic management crew

Dartford Council have supported me so much over the last 12 years and they allow me to do whatever I want to do as long as I do it up to a standard they are happy with.

I have also talked to my insurance company and we would not be covered if anyone was to catch the virus.

It’s a sad fact but I also feel that all Triathlon events will be cancelled this year as to many things can go wrong.

This is not a business for me its hobby that I love doing. I should have retired last year but I enjoy putting on the races too much.

Sorry for taking so long to get to this decision but hoped that we could get away with it as it’s only a small race.

So we have 2 options for you.

1 Everyone gets a transfer over to the 2021 Midnight Man (14th/15thAugust)

2 Everyone will get a 90% refund.

We have had to pay out a far bit already for this year race so keeping 10% of the entry fee will help pay part of it. Also just to remind you we have never put the Midnight Man entry fee up in 8 years and we do run on a very tight budget.

Everyone that transfers over will get a free entry into the Big South east swim in June 2021. We will also give everyone a 10% discount of any of our other races for 2021 to make up for it.

If you can let me know what you would like me to do.

Stay safe





  • Free entry in to the Half or quarter distance race if you can help at the Bridge Triathlon on the 28th June. You can e-mail me on for more information.


Entries are now live 

It finally happened – We are now on Instagram. Please follow us @bridgeeventsdartford.


We have had a few members from Comrades Triathlon club offer to help next year if we run the Midnight Man again. So because of this the Midnight Man will take place in 2020.

One of our spectators, who isn’t a professional photographer has kindly shared the photos he took. They are very good so thank you.
See your photos here 
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Lights on the bike

2019 Results can be found here

2018 Results can be found here.

2017 Results can be found here

We are now not be able to make any changes to the start list. If you have any queries they can be sorted out at registration.

Also don’t forget you will need lights on your bike for the Full and the Half.

In the event of us losing any part of the course we will turn the Triathlon into an alternative event. If we lose the road it will become an Aquathon. If we lose the lake it will become a Duathlon.

Click here for feedback from competitors that raced the 2016 Midnight Man and click here for race referees report.  

For open water venues in the UK Click here.

parking map


16 AUG 2014 - DARTFORD, GBR - Competitors head for the next buoy as they swim their first lap of the 2014 Midnight Wo/Man triathlon in The Bridge Lakes in Dartford, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW :




For more photos and a race report on the 2014 race click on this link.

Midnight Man Bike course on Youtube 

16 AUG 2014 - DARTFORD, GBR - Competitors race along a closed lane of Bob Dunn Way during the 2014 Midnight Wo/Man triathlon in Dartford, Great Britain (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED) (NIGEL FARROW/COPYRIGHT © 2014 NIGEL FARROW :

If you have any questions about the Midnight Man please get in touch

PLEASE NOTE: Swimming is forbidden in the lakes on The Bridge at any time other than for events or during authorised Open Water Swim training sessions. Any person found swimming in the lakes on The Bridge is committing an act of Trespass, will be asked to leave and will be barred from site and disqualified from all future events at The Bridge.

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