Shropshire Triathlon 2019

Sun 8th Sep 2019
Unnamed Road, Ellesmere SY12, UK
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From the organizer

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According to 220 Triathlon magazine, Shropshire Triathlon is officially one of the fastest nine triathlons in the UK!

If you want to Tri a Triathlon or are an experienced Triathlete we have distances & challenges to suit you within this fun & friendly triathlon and are pleased to announce the additions of Fun, Super Sprint and Middle Distance to this event. The Shropshire Triathlon has been held at the fabulous venue of The Mere at Ellesmere since 1992.

The Pink Wave:

UK Triathlon has dedicated a section of the event solely to The Pink Wave and is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer. We welcome & want to encourage all women to have a go! Any age, any abilities. High 5's, cheers, and a lot of pink guaranteed!

Distances in this event

  1. Middle Distance

    Triathlon: Swim 2km, Bike 78km, Run 20km
    7:45am Sun 8th Sep 2019
    Tickets available
  2. Olympic

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 39km, Run 10km
    8:30am Sun 8th Sep 2019
    Tickets available
  3. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 22km, Run 5km
    9:15am Sun 8th Sep 2019
    Tickets available
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What’s Included

Registration, swim start, transition and finish line all within a stones throw of each other

Open water swim in The Mere

Shropshire & Welsh countryside bike course

Closed to traffic road run course

Chip Timed & PRINTED RESULTS as you cross the line!

Official event photographer capturing your bike, run & finish

2019 Finishers medal for everyone

Course Details

Cut Off Times

Swim 1 hour 15 from the start of the race (1 hour 15 to complete the swim)
Bike 5 hours 15 from the start of the race (4 hours to complete the bike)
Run 8 hours from the start of the race (2.45 hours to complete the run)

Fantastic 39km Olympic Course for the Shropshire Triathlon. Going through the Shropshire & Welsh Countryside.
All Olympic & Olympic Relay competitors complete one full lap.
Mount & Dismount line will be situated just inside Cremorne Gardens.

All Middle & Middle Distance Relay competitors complete two full laps.

Fantastic 78km Middle Distance Course for the Shropshire Triathlon. Going through the Shropshire & Welsh Countryside.
Mount & Dismount line will be situated just inside Cremorne Gardens.
There will be one feed station on the bike course which will be in Ellesmere, by the lake, after your first lap.

The Shropshire Sprint Bike Course.

One full lap of the course for all competitors.
Look our for the high viz signs that say “SPRINT TURN ONLY”.
Please follow the “UK TRIATHLON BIKE COURSE” signs all the way around the course.

The Shropshire Super Sprint & Fun Bike Course.

One full lap of the course for all competitors.
Look our for the high viz signs that say “SUPER SPRINT & FUN TURN ONLY”.
Please follow the “UK TRIATHLON BIKE COURSE” signs all the way around the course.

Raceday Logistics

Wave Start Times

07.45am Shropshire Middle Distance & Relay
08.30am Shropshire Olympic & Relay
09.15am Shropshire Sprint & Relay

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

WE DO NOT POST ANYTHING OUT – you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.


The Mere is based in North Shropshire, in Ellesmere SY12 0PA on the A528 Shrewsbury road. For more information visit the race organisers website


Spectators welcome!


Information can be found on volunteering on the uk triathlon website


When will I receive notification of my start time and race number?

You will receive an email 7 to 10 days prior to the event; this will include all of your race day information as well as your race number and start time. If you don’t receive this email, please email [email protected] Please note we never send any race information through the post.

I can no longer compete at the triathlon what is your cancellation policy?

Please visit the organiser's website for a comprehensive cancellation policy from the organiser.

Can I listen to music during the triathlon?

In line with BTF rules any device that is used for music is not permitted in a UK Triathlon event.

Will there be any water available during the run?

Yes, there will be one or more feed stations around the course serving both water and High5

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Reviews (8)

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the Sprint & Sprint Relay in 2018

    This was my first triathlon race and i will definitely be entering future tri's! The pre race information was top notch and helped me to get through the event without a hitch. Only thing I wasn't warned about were the race number tattoos.... It was horrid to remove from my leg hair and i resulted in clipping the leg hair off to remove haha! :) A small price to pay for an epic race! Look forward to booking my next race with the let's do this team! Hurrah!
  • Did the event in 2018

    I'd entered this as my first middle distance as I'd enjoyed the South Coast event done by UK tri last year.

    Early registration was opened up a few days before, so I was able to pick up my number the day before, it was still available on the day though. Parking is available nearby in town, though the car park we used was filling up early.
    The bike/transition area was quite big, at least for the early mid distance wave. It's really good to have toilets in the transition area.

    The swim was good, a very wide start area, so not too much of a washing machine start (though the later olympic start looked busier). The two lap route was clearly marked.

    Transition was a short walk on a mat to the bikes, and out through a gate, past some houses and onto a main road. On the whole, the road wasn't too busy, the route was very well signposted and there were marshals at the junctions (I did see a motorbike marshal come past as well). On the second lap there is a feed station with drinks, energy bars, gels, and fresh water bottles.

    The course was undulating, with only a couple of short steepish climbs. There were some quite good straights in parts, but the last 10k or so on both laps was into a headwind and hard.

    Back in transition, you leave through a different gate and out onto the run course. The profile said that this was flat, but there is a rise across an old railway bridge which hurt every time. You initally go out along a road to a turn point, come back and then turn alongside the lake through the woods before going through the transition point. There is a feed station at the turn point with drinks and energy bars, and wonderful encouraging marshals.

    There weren't too many people around by the time we finished, but those who were there were wonderfully encouraging, and there was quite a bit of camaraderie between those at the back, encouraging each other.

    It was a tough day out, and on the whole I enjoyed the event. I'm not sure if I could hack another middle distance, but will do more olympic distances. On the whole, I thought it was well organised by UK triathlon.

    They had run out of my size of T shirt by the end , but made a note of my number to send it onto me (I need to chase them up about this).

  • Did the event in 2018

    I got there at least an hour and half before my start and was glad because I had to try four different car parks and in the end parked in a lay by and walked back.
    First one I’ve done here and enjoyed it but would have liked some mile markers on both the bike and run as there were none.

    Organiser replied:
    Hi Sally, thank you for your comments, we really do appreciate them, we have had some fantastic commetns about the race and some good constructive criticism. We have taken everything on board, esepecially the parking for next year. As for the markers, because the bike course has two laps (middle distance) and a different course (Sprint and Super Sprint) then it is very difficult to put markers out. Thats the same with the run course being multi lapped. So to sumerise, yes we will improve the parking for 2019, but unfortunely we won't be able to put out markers or the two courses. Once again, thank you for your comments and we hope to see you back again next year. Keith (Race Director)
  • Did the event in 2018

    Beautiful setting, decent value for money and a generally well organised event.
    Due to its popularity then registration was opened for a couple of hours on the Saturday - I took advantage of this option and all ran smoothly.
    On Sunday morning the town was swamped with athletes and prime parking was soon full, that said there were plenty of options that required a 15 minute stroll to transition.
    Racking was not numbered, but didn’t appear to suffer as a result.
    Swim was in the wonderfully picturesque Mere that was calm and easily navigated.
    Bike is a decent course along A roads with a couple of small lumps. Road surface was good to excellent, with any potholes clearly marked with yellow paint. If it wasn’t for that pesky headwind on the last 5 miles then it would have been a fast course. Be aware that the distance is advertised at 78k, so around 8 miles short of a half Ironman) Special thanks to the lively marshals at the beginning and end of the cycle route, you made me 😁.
    The run is a 4 lap affair on a mixture of road and hard trail mere side. There is a small incline on the way out that turns into a welcome downhill section on the way home. The course is an out and back, so plenty of encouragement both offered and received from competitors running in the opposite direction and thereby making for a very friendly atmosphere.
    Minor grumble on feed stations which were a bit hit and miss, but I’m sure they will get this right next time.
    So in summary a very welcome return of tri to Ellesmere and just a couple of tweaks required to make this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Event in 2019.

    Organiser replied:
    Hi Matt, thank you for your great review and we're really happy you had a fab race. We have already identified the minor problems with the feed station which we will improve for next year. Cheers Matt, we look forward to seeing you again in 2019. Have a great off season.
  • Did the event in 2018

    After hearing bad things about Uk Tri I was nervous about this but I was blown away by how much I enjoyed it.
    I got there earlier so registration wasn't busy.
    Transition was ok I wasn't a fan of not having marked spaces on the racks but thats minor.
    Swim- The lake was lovely, cold but lovely. I know upon exit there was a step that some people fell over but I didn't notice it.
    Bike - Was undulating but not too bad too be honest I'm not a fan of hills but I would do this course again. There was a few nice downhills too. The wet made it scary for me as I was on slick tyres but I can't blame UK Tri for that! It was well marked out also so no chance of getting lost!
    Run - The run looked flat when I looked at the route prior to the event but its not! As a person who only doesn't flat runs I wasn't over joyed at the first incline but actually I have realised I need to not be such a pussy about hills. Everyone on the run was so smiley and happy and it was nice to see. There was one water station which I think was enough actually with friendly volunteers.
    You get a medal but no t shirt when you finish. I never wear race t shirt so it doesn't bother me but I know some people would like a t shirt.
    I would 100% do it again.

    Organiser replied:
    Hi Charlotte-Louise, thank you for your review and great comments about the race. We are proud to take the race over and hopefully in the next few years turn it, once again, into a regular event in the triathlon race calandar. It was a shame about the weather, fingers crossed for next year! Just a quick question, what bad things have you heard about our races?! it would be interesting to know so we can improve year on year? Once again, thank you for you review and we hope to see you at one of our other events in 2019! Have a fab off season.
  • Did the event in 2016

    cracking location, lake was calm and clear. Nice undulating bike route. Hilly run. As it was a qualifier, it was busy, but the organisers coped well with large numbers. Free camping as well.
  • Did the event in 2016

    Great local, race with very professional organisation, well staffed registration and information tent, so No queues. Plenty of free parking in a beautiful location and even a free buffet lunch after the race.A couple of minor improvements, the race briefing couldn't be heard over the PA and an extra water station on the 5km sprint route is needed as was used in 2014 and before.
  • Did the event in 2016

    A really well run event with fantastic marshalling and support. The pre-race participant race information, registration on the day, marshalling + support, race course, and food supplied afterwards was all fantastic. I can't praise the race organisers enough. The one disadvantage was that there was only one water station on the run, and with the day being as hot as it was, it would have been nice to have a second water station set up in the last 5km. All in all though, a wonderful day.

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    Steve H1st Apr
    What are cut-off times for Shropshire middle distance event on 8th September?


    Steph E1st Apr
    Hi there, just to let you know there are the following cut off times: Swim 1 hour 15 from the start of the race (1 hour 15 to complete the swim); Bike 5 hours 15 from the start of the race (4 hours to complete the bike); Run 8 hours from the start of the race (2.45 hours to complete the run). Good luck!
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    Patrick T4th Apr
    Wondering if/what the minimum age limits are for the super sprint distance in these events?


    Steph E4th Apr
    Hi there, just to let you know that the minimum age for both the Shropshire and North West triathlons is 16 years (on race day). All the best!

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