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North West Triathlon

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Recognised as one of the best triathlons for participants, spectators, family and friends. This triathlon is for athlete's of all levels of fitness and it is one of the last triathlon's to have an outdoor pool swim. A very well-organised event with all the amenities a participant needs.
C-19 Plan
UK Triathlon has confirmed that this event will be going ahead as planned on Saturday 19th Sep 2020 in accordance with the COVID-19 safety measures. Learn more

How to enter the North West Triathlon

  1. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 21km, Run 5km
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  2. Super Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 21km, Run 2.5km
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  3. North West Fun

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 21km, Run 2.5km
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  4. Team Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 21km, Run 5km
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North West Triathlon routes


The event starts with the swim in the only heated outdoor brine swimming pool in Great Britain, followed by a one lap 13.4 mile cycle around the South Cheshire countryside until returning to the Barony Park in Nantwich for the final run, in and around the park itself.


Outdoor pool swim in one of very few remaining inland brine pools left in the UK. 30.5m Heated Outdoor Pool.

Sprint & Relay 500M - 16 lengths. Super Sprint Fun 200M - 6 lengths

  • Swimmers will be started at 20 second intervals in the Sprint & Relay and 15 second intervals in the Super Sprint, Fun and Cancer Research UK Pink Wave.
  • The swim course is very straightforward and there are signs and stewards to help if you get confused, don’t worry, it's easy!
  • It is up to you to count your own lengths.
  • Please take extra care on the poolside floor and steps with wet feet, as it will be slippery!
  • Please be on poolside 10 minutes before your start time for your compulsory


Cheshire countryside bike course.

Sprint & Relay 20k - 1 lap. Fun & Super Sprint 20k - 1 lap

  • Make sure your bike is working properly with our pre race service/check.
  • When you finish your swim, change into your cycling gear in Cycle Transition Area 1 unless you are wearing a trisuit.
  • Your race number must be clearly displayed on your back for the cycle section of the event.
  • Use the bag you received at registration to put any items in from the swim (such as goggles or a towel), leave the bag next to where your cycle was in the transition. It will be returned to bag collection on the Barony Park near the registration marquee for you to collect after finishing the triathlon (you must show your race number to retrieve your bag).
  • Take extra special care when exiting the car park.
  • 1 lap of the course completes the distance.
  • The course is mainly flat with some undulations.
  • Please take extra care at all junctions; although there are safety marshals present, they are not there to stop traffic or tell you where to go.
  • Follow the cycle route signs around the course and do not turn until you see a


Barony Park grass run course

Sprint & Relay 5K - 4 laps Super Sprint & Fun 2.5k - 2 laps
  • When you finish the bike course, enter Cycle Transition Area 2 and rack your bike.
  • Your race number must be clearly visible on your front before leaving the Cycle Transition Area.
  • Follow the run route signs around the course.
  • It is up to you to count your laps on the run, marshals will be taking numbers as a check in the case of suspected insufficient laps completed.
  • There is one feed station on the run course and one at the finish line which will be serving High5 energy drink and water.
  • When you have finished the run filter into the sign posted ‘finish lane’ and continue through the finish line.


There will be one or more feed stations around the course serving both water and High5


Our official event photographers, New Pixels Photography, will be in attendance on the day to capture your best sporting moments, with the option to purchase your photographs online post event.


Average swim times:

Male Sprint - 9minutes

Female Sprint - 11minutes

Male Super Sprint - 4:10minutes

Female Super Sprint - 5minutes

Male Fun - 5minutes

Female Fun - 5minutes

Event Details

  • Chip timed event
  • Split transitions at Nantwich swimming pool and Barony Park
  • Finishers medal awarded at the finish line
  • Attractions at the park
  • Facilities
  • Hot and cold food
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Play area with swings and slides.
  • Great atmosphere
  • Massage
  • Race photographer


When booking onto this race please put in your estimated swim time.


Race day information with your race number and start time will be emailed to you 7-10 days before the event. NOTHING WLL BE POSTED OUT - you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.


Registration will be open on Saturday from 2:00pm-4:00pm and from 7:00am on Sunday

  • Registration is located inside the orange Mornflake marquee
  • Please know your race number ready for registration staff
  • Arrive at least 60 minutes before the start time
  • Please do not attempt to change your start time
  • Proceeds from car parking will go towards Bentley Rotary Club and the local scout groups for their jamboree


At registration you will receive your race envelope which will contain the following items:

  • Race numbers x2
  • Bike sticker x2 - Before entering the Cycle Transition Area attach one bike number on the front of the handlebar stem and the other on the rear of the seat post. You must show your race number corresponds with your bike number when retrieving your bike after the event
  • Helmet sticker x1 - Attach your bike helmet sticker to the front of your helmet
  • Electronic timing chip and strap x1 (which must be handed in at the finish line).
  • Race number tattoos - Must be applied to your upper left arm and lower right leg


  • Your race number must be clearly displayed on your back for the bike and clearly displayed on your front for the run
  • Elastic number belts are permitted with only one number pinned on the top left and right hand corners.
  • Pinning the number in the middle will allow the number to fold over making it impossible to see. We must be able to see your number at all times
  • You must not re-size your race number in any way
  • Please write your name, blood group (if known) and any allergies you may have on the back of your race number


  • This event will be electronically chip timed, you will collect your numbered chip at registration
  • Please ensure you hand in your electronic timing chip at the finish line whether you complete the course or not or you will be required to pay £25.00 to replace it.
  • Check your electronic timing chip number corresponds with your race number. Your timing chip must be worn on the outside of your ANKLE with the soft side of the strap toward your skin.
  • If you require an extendable strap please ask at registration

British Triathlon Federation (BTF)
We support membership of the BTF and therefore we recognise BTF members. In order to verify your BTF membership please show your current BTF licence at registration or you will be required to pay the £5.00 difference.


  • Only competitors are allowed in the Cycle Transition Area. You cannot enter the Cycle Transition Area until your bike stickers are attached.
  • Rack your bike in any position, each racking position is marked by white tape.
  • There is a split cycle transition at this triathlon. Once registered, leave anything you require for the final run of the triathlon in Cycle Transition Area 2, located opposite the registration marquee on Barony Park, such as running shoes.
  • Take your bike and everything required for the swim and cycle section of the event and make your way over to Cycle Transition Area 1 at the swimming pool which is approximately 500 metres away and is sign posted.
  • Please do not rack your bike in Cycle Transition Area 1 earlier than 20 minutes before your start time.
  • Although we allocate security staff to specifically watch both Cycle Transition Areas, please note that we cannot be responsible for any items lost or stolen.
  • As a security precaution, you cannot take your cycle out of the transition area without your race number and corresponding cycle sticker.


07:30am - Transition area open

07:50 - Race Brief

08:00am - Start time

12:30pm - End time


A swim cap will be allocated to you at the poolside which you must wear, please take it off when you exit the pool.

You may wear your own swim cap but it must be a bright colour so you are easily visible in the water to other competitors.


It is complusory to wear a helmet.

You can use any type of bike as long as it is road worthy.

Spectators welcome! This is a very family-friendly event and children can be kept very entertained due to the attractions and play area.

Information can be found on volunteering on the uk triathlon website

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the North West Triathlon family-friendly?
Yes, this event is a spectator friendly for friends and family to watch and there is always a fun and friendly atmosphere.
Is the swim in open water?
No, the swim will take place in a heated outdoor pool.
Where can I find results for the North West Triathlon?
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