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Returning to probably the fastest middle distance triathlon in the South East in 2019. New parking area for competitors and spectators plus a new run route.

Owler Tri’s offer middle distance plus standard triathlons, aquabikes and OWS.

The triathlons will start in Lydd Lake with a two lapped swim, before competitors ride a flat lapped bike route on scenic country roads through Lydd, Brooklands and Camber, before returning to transition at Lydd lake.

The 21K run section is flat four laps out and back route along paths around lake and surrounding paths. The standard run also follows the same route. You then head to cross the finish line in style.

Also on offer the Owler Aquabike both at half, standard and sprint distance.

Review summary

4.6
7 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Dan W
"A Well organised and run event. Marshals and helpers on aid stations were..."

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Randolph B
"A great event. Gets better each year. Extremely well organised - on a par with..."

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Strava A
"Really friendly, great atmosphere and a great tri<br />This was my first half..."
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How to enter the Owler Triathlon

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    Half Tri & Team

    Triathlon: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km, Run 21km
    £120–£150
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    Standard Tri & Team

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    £55–£99
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    Sprint Tri & Team

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    £45–£78
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    Half Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 1.9km, Bike 90km
    £70–£75
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    Standard Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km
    £47–£52
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    Owler Aquabike Sprint

    Aquabike: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km
    £42–£47
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    Open Water Swim 1.9km

    Swimming: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
    £25–£30
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    Open Water Swim 1.5km

    Swimming: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km
    £20–£25
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Owler Triathlon routes

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Returning to probably the fastest middle distance triathlon in the South East in 2019. New parking area for competitors and spectators plus a new run route.

Owler Tri’s offer middle distance plus standard triathlons, aquabikes and OWS.

The triathlons will start in Lydd Lake with a two lapped swim, before competitors ride a flat lapped bike route on scenic country roads through Lydd, Brooklands and Camber, before returning to transition at Lydd lake.

The 21K run section is flat traffic free two laps out and back route along paths around lake and surrounding paths. The standard and sprint run also follows the same route. You then head to cross the finish line in style.

Also on offer the Owler Aquabike both at half, standard and sprint distance.

Event Details

What’s Included

Registration: Open on Saturday 21 July Sat on 4pm – 6pm Sun – 5.30am – 7.30am at Event HQ, Lydd lake.

Triathlon and Aquabike – your entry includes:

  • Event entry
  • On course aid stations supplied by PowerBar
  • Event T-shirt
  • Bespoke finisher’s medal
  • Goodie bag
  • Chip timing
  • Live results
  • Post event nutrition and athlete area
  • Special offers from our partners
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Raceday Logistics

Q. What are the cut off times for my event?
Owler Half Tri & Aquabike

Start 7am – Finish 3pm

Swim – 1 hour 15 minutes

Bike – 5 hours 45 minutes

Run – 8hours

Finish – 3pm

Owler Standard Tri & Aquabike

We expect standard athletes to finish in under 5 hours.

Q. When is the event briefing for my event?

Owler Half Tri & Aquabike – This will take place at 7.50 am at the lakeside shelter, before the start at 8am.

Owler Standard Tri & Aquabike – This will be at 9.50 am at the lakeside shelter, before the start at 10am.

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Spectators

Spectators are welcome!

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FAQs

Triathlon England rules state you must purchase a Day Race Licence to participate in our events if you are not already a Triathlon England or other Home Nations member. This provides you with insurance for the day. Team members need one each.

All competitors for the standard distance events must be 17 years of age by 31.12.18.

Q. Will I be sent my bib number or information?

A. No, we do not send anything out in the post. One week before the event date an email message will be sent, so please check your inbox. This message will contain all the event information you require including your bib number, event information and parking etc.. this will also be available online at the Tri Spirit Events website. Make sure you look on the correct event landing page.

Q. Can I enter on the day?

A. There is no guarantee entries will be available as our events fill up, so you are better off signing up early, so not to be disappointed. You will also benefit as our early bird entry fees will apply.

Q.What are the ground conditions for the run?

A. The surface underfoot is grass, woodland paths which is uneven in places. These maybe are muddy in places, please be careful.

Q. Is the bike section is on road?

A. Yes, the bike section is on road and open to traffic. Remember to beware of other competitors and traffic. Follow the Highway code at all times, thank you.

Q. Do I need to wear a wetsuit?

A. It depends on the temperature of the water – we run our events in conjunction with the governing body British Triathlon.

The rule book – 9.3 The minimum water temperature as follows:

<14°C – Wetsuits manadatory

14°C – 21.9°C – Optional but recommended

>22°C – Wetsuits banned – Sprint/Standard distance

>23°C – Wetsuits banned – Full/Half distance

However we strongly recommend that you wear a wetsuit where applicable for our events.

Q. Are there toilets on the run route for the Half Tri?

A. Yes, toilets at the turnaround point and at transition.

Questions & answers

Find out more from members of the community who did it last year, or those already signed up.

1 question • 0 unanswered

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Sarah S
Is there a kids event? Or can they enter a triathlon event as a team? My daughters are age 13 and 12 years and would like to compete? Thanks

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Steph E
Hi there. Unfortunately this is just an adult event so your daughters won't be able to compete yet. Apologies and I hope you enjoy the event!

Owler Triathlon weather forecast

Rain in the morning.

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IconModerate breeze possible, up to 19mph

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Tri Spirit Events brings bespoke triathlon and multisport events to Kent. Organising multi sport events in Kent at great locations. Anything from a 5K run to a middle distance triathlon.

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Owler Triathlon reviews (7)

4.6 out of 5 stars

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    Randolph B

    Did the Half Tri & Team in 2019

    A great event. Gets better each year. Extremely well organised - on a par with (or better than) Ironman events, but with the added advantage of being able to register and rack all equipment an hour before the race start and not faff about the day before. (Although if you do want to register the day before then you can do so).

    Logistics for parking is good - a short walk to race registration and setup.

    Nice friendly/personal atmosphere to the event, but without losing any professionalism with regards to organisation.

    Swim is easy to navigate - two times around the permiter of the lake around the big red bouys. I'd recommend shaded/dark goggles as one side of the lap sees you swim towards the sun. However this isn't essential - I had non shaded goggles and still managed to swim in a straight line - but shaded goggles might have made it easier for me. The lake is a bit shallow in a couple of places, however 'it is what it is' - it's the same for everyone - and it's only a couple of places.
    I was happy the temperature wasn't too hot and therefore wetsuits were optional as I swim much better with a wetsuit :)

    Bike is flat. Ideal for a PB. Route is very simple. Again, 2 laps.

    Run is also flat. The route is a three times 'out and back' route with three aid stations - which actually means 6 per lap so a total of 18 opportunities to have a drink and/or jelly beans or other multiple choices of energy. 
    I must also say that the ladies on the middle feed station on the run were fantastic! Extremely supportive as I was struggling on the run.

    Overall, a great race. I didn't quite have enough energy for the run so room for improvement for me.

    I've already signed up for next year. :)

  • Did the Half Tri & Team in 2019

    Really friendly, great atmosphere and a great tri
    This was my first half (first proper tri to be honest) and it was a really good experience
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    Ms M

    Did the Standard Tri & Team in 2019

    It’s a nice race but really unfortunate the swim course is a letdown. Lake was so shallow at places that people were walking and unfortunately I ended up doing the same over slippery stones as it was impossible to swim. Bike lap was fine, sections of the road got quite busy with traffic and got stuck behind cars but the windy course adds extra to the challenge and definitely makes you work hard to get to T2. Run was well stocked with aid stations and as the sun was out that was very welcomed. Unfortunate there weren’t more spectators and somehow it felt even less than last year. I enjoyed the challenge but have to admit the swim has most likely put me off returning there next year which is a shame.
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    Dan W

    Did the Half Tri & Team in 2019

    A Well organised and run event. Marshals and helpers on aid stations were fantastic and made a very hard day a lot easier. This was my first half distance race and I will definitely be back next year. The lake is a little shallow in places making the swim difficult but the bike and run courses are fantastic and both super fast.
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    Sean H

    Did the Half Tri & Team in 2019

    The race was set in a beautiful location. Although 5 marshalls did not turn up on the day the event did not seem to be affected. Getting into transition to set up was easy as was registration. The lake was very shallow in places which meant my hands scraped on the floor. I don't remember a PA system at the finish which would have been a nice touch and not many spectators turned out, which of course is out of the organisers control . My biggest gripe was with plastic cups. I'd be happy to pay more to enter for paper cups to stop adding to the plastic waste. A big deal was made about not littering on the course and this seemed somewhat contradictory, especially as it was very windy on the run. Overall a fantastic race.
  • Did the Standard Tri & Team in 2019

    A great event, with a flat and fast course for both the bike and the run.
    It's well organised, with really friendly marshals.
    I'd recommend it to anyone wanting to try triathlon for the first time, or a new triathlon distance, or for experienced triathletes looking for a PB.
  • Did the Sprint Tri & Team in 2018

    Great race for a PB! The cycle route and run route are flat and very easy to navigate.The swim was enjoyable although the lake is a bit shallow in places.
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