Shropshire Triathlon

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Zoom around one of the fastest triathlon's in the UK. This is a special event due to the fabulous venue, incredibly well-organised event and a course that everyone can compete on. Take on the iconic open water swim in Lake Mere and go smash that PB.

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Nic C
"This was my first triathlon race and i will definitely be entering future..."

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A fletcher
"Excellent day! Beautiful scenery and well organised. Lake was really stunning..."
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Distances in this event

  1. Middle Distance

    Triathlon: Swim 2km, Bike 78km, Run 20km
    £144–£154
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  2. Olympic

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 39km, Run 10km
    £69.95–£74.95
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  3. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 22km, Run 5km
    £64.95–£69.95
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Shropshire Triathlon routes

THE COURSES

Olympic Course

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 out 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.

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)

CHIP TIMING
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.

Do not cover your electronic timing chip with your wetsuit as it will stop the signal when you cross the timing mat.

BIKE SECTION

Make sure your bike is working properly with our pre race service check. You must fasten your helmet before taking your cycle off the rack. Your race number must be clearly displayed on your back for the cycle section of the event.

After collecting your cycle, walk or run to the cycle mount line where you commence
the cycle section of the race. Keep to the left at all times except when overtaking. Follow the “Cycle Route” signs around the course and follow any instruction from any officials or marshals. Dismount your cycle at the end of the cycle course, do not unfasten your helmet until you have racked your cycle. Abide by the highway code, failure to ride safely will constitute an instant disqualification. Keep hold of spent gel bar wrappers until you can dispose of them properly. Make sure you have plenty of drinks on your cycle before you start the event. Do not use the feed station at the start of the cycle lap unless you are taking part in the middle distance.

Middle Distance Competitors only
There will be a feed station at the start of the second cycle lap (half way point)
There will be;

  • HighFive Energy Source in 750ml bottles
  • Water in 750ml bottles
  • Highfive Isogels
  • Highfive Energy bars
  • Staxx protein bars

Drop your empty bottles into the wheelie bin at the feed station at the side of the road. You can retrieve your bottles if you wish after the event next to the finish line.

Sprint, Super Sprint and Fun Competitors Only
You must complete 1 x lap of the cycle short course. There are 2 x specific turns you must look for and turn at.

Drafting Rule
Cyclists must maintain a forward distance of 10 metres between each other at all times except when overtaking. It is the responsibility of the overtaken rider to drop back to maintain this gap. Drafting marshals will strictly enforce this rule and offending cyclists will receive a time penalty for the first offence and disqualification on the second.

RUN SECTION

When you finish the bike course enter the Cycle Transition Area and rack your cycle.

Your race number must be clearly visible on your front before leaving the Cycle Transition Area.

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 completed laps.

There is one feed station on the run course that you pass twice on each lap 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.

Event details

  • Finisher’s medal
  • Flat
  • Sold out last year
  • Road run
  • Undulating
  • 400 participants

From the organizer

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!

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
  • Finishers medal for everyone
  • Massage, Photos and Prizes
Raceday Logistics

REGISTRATION

• Registration will be open on Sunday from 6:30am.
• Registration is located inside the orange Mornflake marquee
• Please know your race number ready for registration staff
• Arrive at least 60 minutes before your start time
• Please do not attempt to change your start time

Cycle Transition Area - Open from 06:30am

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.

Only take into transition what is needed, a small bag can remain but bulky boxes are to be taken out of transition whilst the race is live.

Although we allocate security staff to specifically watch the Cycle Transition Area, 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.

RACE - SCHEDULE

Before the start

Please be at the swim start at least 15 minutes before your start time and listen to the race safety brief (late comers will miss important information about the course).

You must wear your allocated swim cap, which will be given to you at registration.

Wetsuits are compulsory for the 2000m and 1500m swim

As an added precaution, as soon as you get into water that is deep enough to swim, then please swim and don’t walk.

If for any reason you have to stop swimming during the event and the water is shallow enough to stand (this is only in a few areas) then stand in the same position until you are content to continue swimming or if not then raise one arm and a safety craft will come to your assistance.

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.

Kit List

Swim
Wetsuits are compulsory for the 2000m and 1500m swim. You must wear your allocated swim cap, which will be given to you at registration.

Bike
Make sure your bike is working properly with our pre race service check. You must fasten your helmet before taking your cycle off the rack.

Spectators

Spectators welcome!

Volunteers

Information can be found on volunteering on the uk triathlon website

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum age requirement to take part?
16 years for Olympic Relay team members; 17 years for Olympic distance individuals; 18 years for Middle distance
Where can I find the results?
Your times will be available shortly after you have crossed the finish line and will be displayed on the TV screen which is located at the finish line. Overall results and times will be online on Monday 17th September 2018.
Can I listed 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.
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Shropshire Triathlon weather forecast

Foggy in the morning.

18°C
Predicted highs
4°C
Predicted lows

Shropshire Triathlon reviews (2)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Family-friendly

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    A fletcher

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    Excellent day! Beautiful scenery and well organised. Lake was really stunning and bike route pretty.
  • Did the Sprint 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!