Preparations for St Ives Surf Life Saving Club’s annual flag-ship event are progressing swimmingly, as it welcomes registrations.

St Ives Surf Life Saving Club
Members of St Ives Surf Life Saving Club. The biathlon raises money for keep the club operating

Its annual Biathlon, sponsored by Penwith College, will take place on the evening of Saturday, 22nd June, with online entries now being taken here.

Nearly 200 participants have already registered, from across the whole of Cornwall and as far afield as London and Southampton, as well as overseas.

Celebrating its 26th iteration this year, alongside the 66th anniversary of the club, the biathlon is St Ives Surf Life Saving Club’s flagship annual event, attracting new members while raising much-needed funds to keep the charity running.

An extremely popular event with locals and visitors alike, the biathlon’s legacy dates back more than a quarter of a century, with a swim in St Ives harbour known as The Sloop Slog.

Organisers are delighted that The Sloop continues to support the biathlon year on year, with a free pint for every adult that finishes, alongside a free pasty for all participants thanks to the Cornish Bakehouse, which also continues many years of support.

“It is a crucial event for our club, which is why we are so grateful to all of the businesses that support it to enable us to raise funds,” said Chris Simpson, chair of club and biathlon lead.

“We are thankful that many of our sponsors return year on year, bringing funds to the club, but also goodies for our entrants.”

Business supporters include:

  • Tegen Mor Fisheries Consultants Ltd
  • Cohort Educational Trips
  • Mermaid Bistro
  • Aspects Holidays
  • Ayr Holiday Park
  • Tregenna Castle
  • Cornish Riviera Holidays
  • RRL
  • Carbis Bay Hotel
  • Carbis Bay Holidays
  • Dales Motor Group
  • Porthmeor Beach Café
  • W J Winn
  • Greenwood Wilson
  • SITA with BID
  • Hub St Ives
  • Symons Construction
  • Poynton Bradbury Architects
  • A1 Cars
  • Luxury Coastal
  • Polmanter Touring Park
  • So St Ives
  • St Ives Signs
  • Cornish Spliced
  • Eventy Marketing & PR