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Bosworth Triathlon

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Review summary

2.3
9 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Martin C
"Dont do it. Worst event i have ever been to. Really poorly organised and..."

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charlie g
"Terrible. Avoid at all costs.I feel this event was in a lovely setting and has..."

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Ian W
"Two minor niggles. Firstly I was wave 6 and this is the first time that quite..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Middle

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 84km, Run 20km
    £55–£110
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  2. Olympic

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 42km, Run 10km
    £55–£82
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  3. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 21km, Run 5km
    £47–£70
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  4. Novice

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 21km, Run 2.5km
    £41–£61
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Event details

  • Flat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • Trail run
  • 290 participants

Meet the organizer

Since 1990 this event has been five times host to the National Sprint Championships, and with the perfect venue it is not difficult to see why.

We bring you this novice, sprint, standard and middle distance event in the perfect triathlon venue. The swim takes place in the boating lake with beautiful views over the Leicestershire and Warwickshire countryside. The cycle is on a fast route with quiet and well maintained roads and the final run section circles the lake

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Bosworth Triathlon route

Course Maps
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What’s Included

Minimum Age For Registration: 15 Years On Race Day.

Note: Small booking fee may be added to your checkout total. There may be a small parking charge at the venue

Late Entries: Entries taken from 14 days prior to the event will incur an additional £3 late entry charge. Last online entry 6 am two days prior to the event.

Registration Starts: Morning of the event from 07.00am.

Course Details

We bring you this novice, sprint, standard and middle distance event in the perfect triathlon venue. The swim takes place in the boating lake with beautiful views over the Leicestershire and Warwickshire countryside. The cycle is on a fast route with quiet and well maintained roads and the final run section circles the lake

Raceday Logistics

N.B. Registration happens evening before event 06.00pm - 07.00pm or on Morning of event from 07.00am

Race start is from 8:30am

Kit List

There are no specific requirements for this race but the vast majority of people use full wetsuits (rather than short sleeve/ sleeveless wetsuits). The trail on the run is not technical so normal running trainers are fine.

Spectators

It is a great event for spectators (especially if you come the night before and enjoy the camping) and there are ample opportunities to see the athletes all the way around. If you are driving on the day please be cautious of the fact that there may already be cyclists out on the road!

Volunteers

On Your Marks are an awesome organiser set up in memory of a budding 14 year old triathlete who died of meningitis - they're always very keen for volunteers and you can reach them at [email protected]

FAQs

What have others said about the race?

"Very Impressed with the overall organisation before and on the day itself" - Michael L

"Thanks for a great race in Bosworth. Lovely place, lovely people great event. Hopefully back in future" - Joe W

Bosworth Triathlon reviews (9)

2.3 out of 5 stars

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  • Atmosphere
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    N M

    Did the Middle in 2019

    SCAM - They have cancelled the event and have given no refund or information about it. Avoid to book any event with them.
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    Robert M

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    An absolute scam, avoid ANY event by these cowboys. After paying over £50 in entry fee they cancelled the event any have been impossible to contact.
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    Will p

    Did the Middle in 2019

    Drove 140 miles to do this event, only to find out it was canceled. To make things worse it was canceled a month ago, five other athletes turned and none of were told! I wrote straight away to complain, but no one wrote back, not even a refund. Shocking! Stay away from this company.
  • Did the Middle in 2018

    I think the organisers should've said the swim MAY be non wetsuit. I brought mine with me just in case but lots didn't. There wasn't much support from Marshalls on the bike route, one on a tight corner sat in his car the whole time literally paying no attention to the race. Another I told a competitor needed assistance, the Marshall didn't seem to know what to do. To top it all off the run was over a mile short? Couldn't we have added an extra lap?
  • Did the Sprint in 2018

    Very late start meant family hanging around longer also messed with pre race nutrition. Transition not very organized with regards to bike racking. Very poor.
  • Did the Olympic in 2018

    The note about it being a non wet suit swim was confusing and if you had said it 'may' be a non wet suit swim then all those who didn't bring theirs may have done, I did have mine.
  • Did the Sprint in 2018

    Two minor niggles. Firstly I was wave 6 and this is the first time that quite late in getting going. Secondly website made it quite clear This is a non wetsuit event hence I did not bring the wetsuit. However these were allowed on the morning as temperatures dropped to acceptable levels. The website should have stated that this may have been a possibility. Otherwise great event again
  • Did the Middle in 2018

    Terrible. Avoid at all costs.I feel this event was in a lovely setting and has the potential to be great for spectators but was really let down by a lack of organisation, some of which was frankly dangerous. I hope this event improves in future. Ill start with the worst points first. Dangerous course o Bike water station on busy junction (not safe to stop)o T1 exit/T2 entrance DANGEROUS on site junction Parking barrier up for some athletes, down for others Campervans and cars trying to enter/exit at the same time Not controlled by marshals o Run course not cordoned off. BBQs and cricket/football matching being played on the courseo Not enough marshals Athlete collapsed at finish Safety officer marshal didnt notice (she was by herself at the finish). Once she was notified didnt get any water for the athlete. Lack of organisationo Marshals not prepped sufficiently to direct athletes o A marshal on a bike led the second swimmer to transition, but not the first. (not ready in time). o One boat and one kayak for entire lake (not enough to cover the entire swim field when it inevitably spread out)o Elastic bands to count laps only
  • Did the Middle in 2018

    Dont do it. Worst event i have ever been to. Really poorly organised and communication was pathetic. No triathlon /cycling event signs up marshalls letting riders go past turning point without stopping them. Same non descript swim bike run medal to all participants whether you did the aqua bike or the middle distance no age group prizes no announcments run was 8 laps = 11miles they could have easily said 9 laps to take it up to correct distance. You had to run through crowds of people bbq ing playing cricket football. Absolute waste of a 500mile round trip NEVER AGAIN.

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    Ben J
    I had an e mail a few weeks ago stating the race had been cancelled as ‘on your marks’ had been taken over by a different company? The race was due to be rescheduled. So is the race on?

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    Steph E
    Hi there, I'm afraid this race has in fact been postponed until further notice. The organisers will be in touch when a new date has been set :)