Shropshire Triathlon

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Challenge yourself to set a new PB on one of the fastest triathlon's in the UK. This is a special event due to the fabulous venue, incredibly well-organised day, and a course that everyone can compete on. Take on the iconic open water swim in Lake Mere and explore the Shropshire countryside.
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Where and when
Location
Ellesmere SY12 0PA, UK
Start times
Sun, 4 Sept 2022
Middle Distance:
7:45am |
Olympic Distance:
8:30am |
Sprint Distance:
9:55am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Shropshire Triathlon
Route information
Bike Course
Swim Course
Run Course
Middle Distance Competitors only
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What's included
Train
How to get there
Ellesmere SY12 0PA, UK
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Parking
Event day logistics
Please note that all information is for reference only, all specific information will be released closer to the event day.
Saturday
13:00 - 15:00 Registration opens
Sunday
06:30 Registration opens
07:45 Middle Distance starts
08:30 Olympic Distance starts
09:55 Sprint Distance starts
Race Packs
Age Requirements
Cut-off Times
Kit List
How to Relay
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UK Triathlon
UK Triathlon Events organise triathlons and runs up and down the country for all ages and abilities. Take part as an individual or a relay team. From first timers to pros, there's something for everyone!
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Crowds
Spectator Info
Backpack
What to bring
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.
FAQ's
Is there a minimum age requirement to take part in the Shropshire Triathlon?
16 years for Olympic Relay team members; 17 years for Olympic distance individuals; 18 years for Middle distance
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Where can I find the results for the Shropshire Triathlon?
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.
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Can I listed to music during the Shropshire 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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Reviews
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4.3
Did the Olympic Distance in 2019
A great, well organised triathlon. Well briefed too! The bike course is generally flat, but with a couple of real stings on the tail. The run course is not easy and a bit weird where it winds through the trees, but no complaints.
A fletcher
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5.0
Did the Sprint Distance in 2019
Excellent day! Beautiful scenery and well organised. Lake was really stunning and bike route pretty.
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5.0
Did the Sprint Distance 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!
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Recent Questions
Linda Dodd
8/30/2019
I was thinking of coming to the mere tomorrow to recce the routes...do you know if I can swim in the lake tomorrow?
Stephy Dennis
8/30/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately you can not swim in The Mere unless you apart of an organised event for that day! :)
Robin Knight 🤙🏼
4/25/2019
hello, please can you tell me whether a wetsuit is needed for the swim? also are there any nearby camping spots as ill be in my van? thanks Robin.
Stephy Dennis
4/25/2019
Hey there, just t let you know a wetsuit will needed for the swim. In terms of camping there is the Newnes Caravan Park a 6 minute drive from the venue located 2, Newnes Cottages, Ellesmere SY12 9HH. You can contact them on the phone at 01691 624464. All the best!
Patrick Tawns
4/4/2019
Wondering if/what the minimum age limits are for the super sprint distance in these events?
Stephy Dennis
4/4/2019
Hi there, just to let you know that the minimum age for both the Shropshire and North West triathlons is 16 years (on race day). All the best!
Steve Hoyle
4/1/2019
What are cut-off times for Shropshire middle distance event on 8th September?
Stephy Dennis
4/1/2019
Hi there, just to let you know there are the following 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). Good luck!
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