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Newent Triathlon

Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 18km, Run 4km
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Sprint Distance Triathlon. 400m swim, 18k cycle, 5k run. A friendly, local triathlon, suitable for first timers and experienced triathletes. 26 lengths of the pool, picturesque slightly undulating cycle through Taynton, Highleadon and Malswick. The run route mostly follows the route of the Park Run, two laps of pathways, grass and road around the school grounds

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"It was a great triathlon to take part in despite the terrible weather today..."
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How to enter the Newent Triathlon

  1. 23.4K

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 18km, Run 4km
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Newent Triathlon route


Swim 26 lengths of pool, cycle picturesque flat route via Taynton, Highleadon and Malswick and run along the route of ‘Newent Park Run’.



Please arrive in the corridor next to the changing rooms 15 minutes before your race start time, where a Marshall will mark your upper arm and lower leg with your race number. Wait here until you are called to enter the pool.

No swimming aids, including compression tights, or wet suits are allowed. Goggles may be worn. Any stroke or combination of strokes may be used except butterfly and backstroke.

Overtaking may take place at any time during the swim – do not impede oncoming swimmers. Alternatively you may touch the preceding swimmer on the foot and they are compelled to let you overtake at the end of that length.

Helmets must be worn at all times – failure to do so will mean disqualification. Your helmet must be on your head at all times, and fastened, when in contact with your bike. Drafting (or Slip Streaming is not allowed) and no fairings or streamline devices may be used. Tri bars and disc wheel, (rear wheel only), may be used.

Competitors will be responsible for the roadworthiness of their bikes, though basic checks will be made by the Marshall’s at Transition entry point. No accompanying vehicles are allowed on the course and anyone receiving assistance will be disqualified.

The Highway Code must be obeyed at all times as should all instructions from the police or race officials. The Organisers accept no responsibility whatsoever regarding the conduct of competitors whilst on the public highway. The course does include a section of the B4215 – please take extra care! Take care at all junctions and keep to the LEFT at all times. All turns will be Marshalled, however Marshall’s are not allowed to direct traffic, so do not expect them to do so.

Please see further information on the bike requirements and disqualifications in the competitors Race Pack.

Note: be sure to check the route it is 2 laps.

Only running, walking or crawling permitted – outside assistance will mean disqualification.

Leave transition return up the slope to join the run course

Please note this is an ‘off-road’ course and as such may be slippery and there are a few raised tree roots. Please wear appropriate footwear and take care. Return though Gate 2 under the Finish arch on completion.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Catering
  • Finishers Medal
  • Numbered racking
  • Prizes
  • Results on website
  • Secure transition
  • Showers
  • T-Shirt
  • Toilets
Raceday Logistics

Will take place at the Registration Desk at the top of the slope towards the Centre entrance from 8am. Registrations will be ongoing throughout the morning. Register your name and race number from the start list.

Please register at least 45 minutes before your start time. BTF members must produce
their current race licence for inspection – failure to do so will mean they have to purchase a day licence at an additional cost of £5.

You will be given your race numbers and the registration desk will explain where to position them. Here you will also collect your chip timer which we recommend to wear on your ankle.

Note that the numbers have space on the back for important medical information to be
added – you MUST complete this. Please pin the numbers on the corners. Race belts are
permitted, but ensure you turn your number appropriately for the cycle and the run. The
sticky label should be attached to your bike in an obvious position. You will also be given a Security Band, which must be worn on your wrist throughout the race. You will not be
allowed into the Bike Transition without it. It will also be required to retrieve your
bike at the end of the race.

Lockers are available in the leisure centre changing rooms to put all clothes not required
during the race but an old pound coin or trolley token is needed. All clothes and equipment required for the race are to be placed in transition ready for use after the Swim and Bike sections. After the race please collect your belongings from the changing rooms.

Bikes will be given a basic check on entry to transition, but competitors are entirely
responsible for the roadworthiness of their own machine. Helmets are compulsory.

Your bike must be placed in transition and racked against your race number. Clothing for
the cycle and the run must be placed next to your bike as not to impede other competitors. In line with BTF Rules no boxes or bags are allowed in transition – they must be removed prior to the race start. Transition will be guarded, so you must show your security band when entering and exiting, (not during the race!)


Start time - 1st swimmer – 09:00am.

Please arrive in the corridor next to the changing rooms 15 minutes before your race start time, where a Marshall will mark your upper arm and lower leg with your race number.

Change from swim to cycle gear in the transition area. NO NUDITY IN TRANSITION – this is a disqualification offence.

Remember that no outside assistance is allowed in transition or on the cycle route.

Kit List

Bike -

Helmets must be worn at all times


What is the minimum age limit?

Entrants must be 15 years and over on race day.

Newent Triathlon weather forecast

Rain overnight.

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British Triathlon is a Federation, whose members are the Home Nation's Associations of Triathlon England, Triathlon Scotland and Welsh Triathlon. British Triathlon is responsible for matters such as the Great Britain Elite, Paratriathlon and Age-Group Teams, British and International events, Anti-Doping and International Representation. British Triathlon also manages a number of services that are shared with the three Home Nations.



Newent Triathlon reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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    Laura T

    Did the 23.4K in 2019

    It was a great triathlon to take part in despite the terrible weather today which was wet wet wet! The whole thing is so well organised, I didn’t feel stressed out trying to find out where I should be because there was always somebody to ask or there already to help you at transition.
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