Folkestone Channel Triathlon a Great Success

Sunday 13th September saw The Folkestone Channel Triathlon’s 2020 event take place around the Folkestone Harbour Arm. It was a great success with over 100 triathletes signed up for the Standard, Sprint and Team categories. The Tri also included a sea swim, making for an interesting yet challenging category for participants. Fortunately, conditions were near perfect with plenty of September sunshine, moderate breeze and calm sea.

This has been a wonderful day despite all the complications and uncertainties of Covid-19.  My thanks to all our wonderful triathletes, supporters and sponsors, Channel Rotarians, family and friends who have helped to make it such a success.  In so doing, we are all helping two excellent local charities that do amazing work in the community, namely South Kent Mind and the Shepway Sports Trust. The Channel Tri is now an established, popular, September event and we shall be delighted to see you all again next year.

Event Coordinator Joe Sullivan

THANK YOU for a great event today, so good to do an actual triathlon!


The sea swim and hills were the challenges I needed and the Channel Rotary people were so friendly and helpful. I love it!


The Folkestone Channel Rotary Club work extremely hard to organise events such as this to support good causes. Sincere thanks to the Club for choosing to support South Kent Mind for Triathlon 2020 and to Event Coordinator Joe Sullivan and Team for their Herculean effort in managing to make the day a smooth-running success, despite COVID 19 complications and threat of cancellation.

Congratulations and well done to all triathletes and thank you to their supporters and sponsors.

Folkestone Channel Rotary is a group of 40 or so local people who provide charitable support and expertise.  They are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, during which time they’ve raised and donated approaching £1million to local, national and international good causes.  

The Club are on the look out for new members. Howard welcomes contact from anyone who’s interested: