Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon

24th Jun 2018 • by F3 Events
Marlow, Buckinghamshire, GB

This is the 9th year of the Marlow Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a river swim, cycling and running. The event has attracted 1000s of participants over the year and is open to all levels of participant and encourages first time triathletes to the event.

The Swim course is in the River Thames. It is designed to make even the weakest swimmer get a fast swim split.

The Bike course for the Olympic Distance is 37km and is undulating, but otherwise it is flat and fast. The Sprint Distance bike course is 24.5km - It is out and back and only has two hill, but again is otherwise fast and flat.

The Run course for the Olympic Distance is a 2 Lap 5km route on Tarmac and Grass Footpaths. It meanders back towards Marlow and into the finish at Higginson Park from the river tow path. The Sprint Distance is just a 1 Lap 5km route.

To register a relay team you only need to provide one person's details. Relay teams are comprised of 3 people - one for each leg.

Location: Higginson Park, Lower Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE
Date: 24/06/2018
Start time: 8am (Sprint) / 8.15am (Olympic)


  1. Race Name: Sprint

    • Swim 0.75km
    • Bike 20km
    • Run 5km
    Race Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 8.00am
  2. Race Name: Olympic

    • Swim 1.5km
    • Bike 37km
    • Run 10km
    Race Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 8.15am
  3. Race Name: Half Iron

    • Swim 1.9km
    • Bike 85.6km
    • Run 21km
    Race Date: Sun 24 Jun 2018, 7.00am
Raceday Logistics

2:00pm to 6:00pm – Event Car Park & Village Open
2:00pm to 6:00pm – Athletes Registration

5:30am – Event Car Park & Village Open
5:30am to 07:00am – Athletes Registration
5:30am to 07:00am – Transition & Bike Racking Open (SUNDAY ONLY)
7:45am – Both Sprint & Olympic Distance Race Briefing
8:00am – All Sprint Distance Start
8:15am – All Olympic Distance Start
Circa 11:00am – Prize Presentation



Parking will available on the football pitch behind the cricket ground/sports centre for a fee of £5 per car.

Official Car Park Address: Higginson Park, Lower Pound Lane, Marlow, SL7 2AE

Kit List


All the triathlon events are operated under the guidelines of the British Triathlon Federation, which is the governing body for triathlon in the UK.

99% of the time, wetsuits have to be worn for this event due to the temperature of the water, generally in the UK and Thames Valley most of the water is between 14 degree Celsius & 22 degrees Celsius.

The temperature of the water is always taken at least one hour before an event to determine if wetsuits must be worn.



There will prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall male and female, 1st Junior male and female, 1st Vet male and female.

Bespoke Medals for ALL finishers.


All of F3 Events Triathlon Events are organised and delivered using the British Triathlon Federation Rules.

All Participants are to abide and must take part under these Rules and Regulations.


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