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The London Triathlon

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Soak up the summer sun and take in the London sights during this 2 day triathlon festival. Participants will love the support of the 30,000 strong crowds along the course and, for an extra challenge, sign up for triathlons on both Saturday and Sunday. Come for the tech t-shirt and finisher's medal.

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We share a passion for the active world. We believe in the power of sport to change behaviours, build communities and make a difference. We're for the first-timers, the fast-timers, the old-timers and the good-timers. We know this space better than anyone, yet we still learn something new each day. We're here with a purpose, for a purpose. We don't just talk about it. We just do it. We work and play as one team. Limelight Sports. Creating an active world. Together.

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Tickets available until Thu Aug 05 2021

What's included:

  • Free Event Tech-T
  • Free event branded swim hat
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Event race pack (inc race number, bike number, timing chip)
  • On-course nutrition
  • Post-event hydration
  • Training Guides
  • Timing service including tracking, text message, and online lookup
  • Stunning closed road course
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Olympic Relay Saturday
Sat 7th Aug 2021

Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km

Sprint Saturday
Sat 7th Aug 2021

Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km

Super Sprint Saturday
Sat 7th Aug 2021

Swim 0.4km, Bike 10km, Run 2.5km

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4.5
157 reviews
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ShoeFlatGood for beginners
Amy
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
This was quite different from all the countryside triathlons, but in a good way! Easy to park really close to the event, and the use of nice toilets for changing instead of a portable loo! I loved the music and vibe on the run too, when you needed that extra boost, and the crowd cheering you in!… read more
Waleed D
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5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
It was my first time participating in a olympic distance triathlon and it was such an awesomeee experience!! Absolutely love it!! … read more
KS
Star
4.7
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
It was my fourth super sprint race. amazing vibes and really well organised. Even swimming on the dock didn't feel that bad because of the great atmosphere. feedback to the organisers: please consider putting back the little carper in the transition area. It was really tough running with the cleats on, on the cement floor, during transitions. … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
I have a disability can I still participate in The London Triathlon?
This is an all-inclusive event and Limelight Sports Club will do their utmost to accommodate participants with disabilities. Please contact their Customer Service Team, [email protected] with a description of your disability. It will be assessed and they will establish if it is possible to compete and what is required to make this feasible.… read more
FAQ
When will I find out my start time for The London Triathlon?
Start times and wave allocations will be sent out to you via email and and posted on the website around 2 weeks prior to the event.… read more
FAQ
When should I receive my race pack for The London Triathlon?
Your race pack will be ready and waiting for you to collect at the event, please check your email leading up to the event for your start time.… read more
Route description
Route description

This iconic central London event gives you an incredible opportunity to swim-bike-run on closed-roads through our amazing capital city.

All competitors will swim in the Royal Victoria Dock and run around the London Docklands, cheered on by the 30,000 strong crowd. The bike route varies depending on the distance, day and category you choose.

The infamous Olympic distance events on the Sunday have a bike route like no other! You can whizz past some of London’s most infamous landmarks including the Tower of London, the London Eye and Big Ben.

Amy
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
This was quite different from all the countryside triathlons, but in a good way! Easy to park really close to the event, and the use of nice toilets for changing instead of a portable loo! I loved the music and vibe on the run too, when you needed that extra boost, and the crowd cheering you in!
Waleed D
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5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
It was my first time participating in a olympic distance triathlon and it was such an awesomeee experience!! Absolutely love it!!
KS
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4.7
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
It was my fourth super sprint race. amazing vibes and really well organised. Even swimming on the dock didn't feel that bad because of the great atmosphere. feedback to the organisers: please consider putting back the little carper in the transition area. It was really tough running with the cleats on, on the cement floor, during transitions.
Simon C
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4.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
All very good from a competitors point of view. The only gripe was from my supporters who said it was not easy to find their way outside to see the bike and run (swim was easy)
Craig R
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3.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
It was definitely down from previous years, less stalls and things to do, for athletes the domes that were at the finish the last 2 years were missed this year, nowhere for me to check my time as I finished!
Kris F
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3.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Great tri but needed more to fill the hall. The tent at the beginning was like a green house in the heat. It was the first year you did this, I'd rather just have a small pen area. Bike ride is good but the run atmosphere is better.
Dave
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5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
I've just done my 14th London Triathlon in a row and have already registered an interest for next year's event... it's become the point of reference for my fitness and thanks to the excellent course and organisation my 'must do' event each year.
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
Fantastic organisation, enthusiastic crowd, brilliant atmosphere Stunning and scenic course with a great finish line
Bruce S
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5.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Three years ago following an ankle operation I was told I would never run again! When a friend suggested I could take part in the London sprint Triathlon I couldn’t resist it. It was the perfect race for a comeback with people on the course throughout the day I never felt I was left behind, the organisation and volunteers were absolutely outstanding, I would love to return to London next year! Best race I’ve ever done !
Kathryn
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4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
I thought the organisation was incredible, this was my first triathlon so having it made really clear to me what I needed to was extremely helpful! I also found all the staff really helpful and welcoming which calmed my nerves. I will certainly be back next year to beat my time!
Becca S.
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4.3
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
I really enjoyed my first Olympic distance triathlon in my home town of London. Best thing is that you don't have to travel far and it's very well (!) organised with everything there what you need. Areas of improvement to me could be: 1. changing the swim course to be longer on the way out so you don't have to do that 'extra' distance at the end. Mentally I found that hard. 2. More music throughout the run course. I love music and it gives me a big boost but there were only 2 locations. 3. Compared to 2018 when I did the sprint on the Saturday there seemed to be less stalls and there was no free alcohol free erdinger at the end which I had been really looking forward to! And something good to end my review with: There was less zig zagging inside the excel on the run which was much appreciated and seemed closer to the distance it should be. Thanks and see you next year!
Emma
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5.0
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
Pure awesomeness! For my first triathlon challenge this was perfect. Excellent organisation and great venue. The Royal Docks was a wonderful open water swim and the support from the crowd and the volunteers for my sister and I was so encouraging! A great day out and lots of fun.Get there early to set your self up and view the course. That really calmed my nerves.
David P
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5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
This was our first Olympic distance and what an event it was, despite the early morning rain. It was well organised, the volunteers were fab and it was a superb atmosphere. We thoroughly loved it 👍
Lindsay L
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3.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Great atmosphere with lots of support. It's good for beginners as the waves are well managed so that everyone merges in together and no-one feels that they are falling behind.
Nathan P
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2.7
Did the race in 2019
The run had to be stopped so that a dragon boat could be ferried from the water. I managed to literally just miss it but lots of people were fucked off
Andrew R
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4.3
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
I have completed the London Tri 4 times, the Westminster bike route is very quick but the run could do with wider sections as it gets congested.
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Lack of information for overseas participants (furthermore we paid for bib to de posted but they were kept by the organizer
Paul O
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4.3
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
This is a really well organised event with a bike route, should you chose it, that passes some of London's iconic landmarks such as the Tower of London and Westminster. ExCel Centre is a great base and a very family friendly venue for those wanting to cheer you on with easy access to the TfL network.
Tom
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4.3
Did the Olympic Plus Sunday in 2019
First go at the Olympic plus route, having done the Olympic a couple of times in the past. Obviously the swim is the same, measured slightly over (1.6k) on my watch, and I swim in straight lines, water slightly cleaner than I remember from previous years. The bike route is pretty cool, getting to go right up to the London Eye/Houses of Parliament etc, 3 times even. This year was quite blustery and damp which made it tougher but also slightly less visually appealing, but can't really complain. The double length does take its toll - obviously not HIM tough but it starts to feel that way. The run feels like a bit of a procession - so many people on the course at the same time going round and round the little 2.5k loop. Again tough because of the ramp up into the Excel Centre on each lap - definitely my least favourite bit of the course. However overall I'd recommend it, and the Olympic plus is a nice step up from olympic, particularly if you're a strong biker.
Harold H
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5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Very well organised, both communications before the event and at the venue. Everyone was very friendly. The volunteers in the water on sunday morning were amazing when I was struggling with the swim, really supportive and understanding. Thank you to everyone for making it a special day.
Paul D
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5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
I paid for a premium slot. Could not see any added benefit. Other than that it was my second time competing and love the atmosphere. My wife came to watch but was disappointed she couldn't find a way to the cycle route and the Marshall she asked didn't have a clue. I'll be back. (Just not so damed early)
Ben K
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5.0
Did the Olympic Plus Sunday in 2019
The event was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Plenty of helpful volunteers on the course, an excellent medical team there too. The swim is held in the Royal Victoria Dock and is very pleasant to swim in. The transition area is spacious and well maintained. The bike course is tough going in places but good and there are plenty of marshals on the way who make you feel supported throughout. The run course is well supported and flat. I am one of the slower athletes and this year ended up being the last person to cross the finish line. The volunteers on the run course followed me on my final lap to keep me company, then when I got into the ExCeL centre for the finishing straight, all the volunteers in the building came running over from wherever they happened to be at the time to cheer me across the line and give me high-fives as I ran down the final straight, making me feel supported. Wonderful event and one I would recommend to anyone.
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
This is a great event.Well organised,great course,Would highly recommend this to everyone.Great event for 1st timers
Lee D
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
I swam, I biked, I ran, I loved it. Best experience yet. Felt very safe on the swim, fast on the bike and inspired by others on the run
Kat M
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
This was my second time here, and I loved it just as much! Lovely flat course - perfect PB opportunity.
Dimi
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
The event was really nice. But what I didn't like a lot was the fact that for the amount of a 100£ you would expect at least a banana at the finishing line or something else. Maybe I would like also some more music around and more uptone ,not rnb style which doesn't help you pump up for the race!
Daniel M
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Had an awesome time. Atmosphere was amazing. My wife as a spectator thoroughly enjoyed it also. Would recommend this event to anyone.
Emma L
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3.0
Did the race in 2019
To say I swam in The docklands...to go through the red traffic lights in London and to run along the river to good music and a great vibe opposite the City airport!! A great event. The only issues are bikes on the underground especially when engineering prevents thepassable.route so double check how to get there...maybe a few more signs nearer the Excel centre so cyclists know exactly where to head particularly if unfamiliar with that part of London.
Amy
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Absolutely loved it, loved being in the sub 2.40 female wave as meant you were racing with similar ability. I would have loved more music/buzz on the run course. I do IRONMAN and they pump out the tunes!
Caroline W
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
My first ever Triathlon, aged 58. A fantastic event, superbly organised, so motivational and a huge THANK YOU to the crowds and helpers cheering us on!
Andrew S
Star
3.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
My first triathlon and seemed pretty well organised (if some of the wristbands are sized for people with smaller wrists than me!). Expect I’ll be back!
Jane F
Star
4.3
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
I love the relaxed and organised atmosphere. I’m a rookie and it’s just the best place to try a tri. I keep telling people to sign up.
Mike L
Star
4.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Nice fast course and brilliant volunteers, though lots of people struggled with punctures. Generally very well organised but could use more signage to get around the road closures when travelling to the venue!
massimo r
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
I'm an italian old triathlete and i I came to compete in the London Triathlon to assist my son-in-law, who lives in London in his triathlon debut. We loved the race, a real party, even if the competitive aspect was not lacking. For a nearly sixty-year-old like me to get 68th out of 1500 participants and first in the category was a source of pride. I will surely participate in 2020 and next year the son-in-law will also be competitive. If I can express an opinion, a symbolic prize, like a certificate, for the first of each category would have been greatly appreciatedThanks for everythingMassimo
Graham
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
London Tri will be remembered as the triathlon that made me fall in love with the sport. After numerous marathons I was a little worried about stepping into triathlon But this is Perfect for all abilities to get involved. Will be returning next year to tackle the Olympic Westminster.
Ricardo
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
What a great way to start practicing triathlon or to do your personal best. The organization makes everything work for you. Just swim, bike and run through a beautiful course through the streets of London.
NU
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2019
Loved it so much that I will be back next year!
Rina J
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Loved taking part and crossing the finishing line...what a moment, though my legs were saying something else 😂
Philip R
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Great day, it’s my third London Triathlon and this was the best (also my PB). Only criticism was the parking arrangements for people that stayed the whole weekend. Our bikes were on the top of the cars so we had to move cars and it was almost impossible to get out on Sunday as they had closed the exits. Apart from that 10/10.
Jane K
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Plus Sunday in 2019
I competed London Triathlon 8 years now. I love the atmosphere and so far i've done all the distances. Weekend warrior left so will definately attend next year for that, And continuing yearly with different distances
Dave C
Star
4.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Good event.Only criticism is I arrived two hours before my start time.I have a van tried to get to car park I was told to go to.Roads closed early and marshals did not know were my car park was.Ended up making my start time with 15 spare.More parking signs please.
Umesh S
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
Great location, close parking can be found other than at Excel. Spacious venue, with very helpful staff and volunteers. Event was well organised with specific colour coded wave swim-caps. Course briefing had a great vibe, very informative and motivational! Swim – very vigilant safety staff in the water. Bike – not so flat course, slightly narrow at some points but motivational volunteers. Run – nice run along the docks and again great atmosphere from the volunteers. Great participants and crowd!
Culo C.
Star
3.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Grande evento di bestia porca troia!!! Bellissimo, mi sono divertito e c’era anche parecchia figa. Un po una rottura di cazzo il fatto che si scivoli durante e T1 e T2, ma chi se ne fotte. Consigliato.
Drance DA
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Well organised, absolutely amazing experience!!! I will definetly be back next year for another challenge
Stuart
Star
2.7
Did the Olympic Plus Sunday in 2019
Very disappointed to be told by a marshal on a motorcycle that I couldn’t chat to another competitor on the bike ride?????!!!!
Maria P
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Plus Sunday in 2019
It's all about the bike course for me, no cars and as fast as you can past some of the iconic sights of London, just fab. The venue is fab, the marshals helpful and the range of athletes from first timers to world champions show the triathlon family as it's best.
Maria P
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Plus Sunday in 2019
Absolutely fab bike course, great organisation, easy parking, helpful marshals, indoor transition in a fab venue. What's not to like?
Deniz K
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Well organised. First timer so I was nervous about transitioning from each part of the race. Volunteers were really helpful and it turned out to be easy to navigate. Race was loads of fun!
AD
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5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Brilliantly organised, great atmosphere and, for such a big event, really well signposted and easy to know where to go and what to do. Definitely keen to do again
Debbie F
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5.0
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
My first time at the London Triathlon, it was amazing. Marshals and Volunteers were great, well organised. I would just say some seating for competitors and s few more stalls. Loved it see you in 2020
Debbie F
Star
5.0
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
First time at the London Triathlon, it was amazing. All the Marshals and Volunteers were wonderful, can’t wait for next year. Only thing I would say is a few more stalls , and some seating area for competitors
Danny
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
This was my 1st Triathlon in 2004 and have done it every year since. Love swimming in the dock, plenty of room for everyone , Westminster route is fast and takes in some of London’s iconic Landmarks (Tower of London, London Eye, Big Ben to name a few) and a multi lap run keeps you close to the crowds, action and friends and family.Lots of nice cafes in Excel to eat out in afterwards as well.Perfect for any standard of triathlete
Claire F
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3.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Great first Tri! Course was conveniently planned but does double back on itself a lot for the cycle and run. Will definitely do again.
Mandy W
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5.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
London triathlon- excellent, just excellent.The only reason I haven't ticked all the above boxes is because this was my first main triathlon and I am not sure about these comments.I would strongly recommend this triathlon to others. Thank you for a wonderful day and great experience.
Juan G
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4.3
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Very well organised, with lots of people supporting the event to make it a success. Perhaps for Saturday I wish the route could also be done across London landmarks.
Clément
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4.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Hi, it was the second time i was doing the race and I really enjoyed it, especially the cycling part. However, I was a bit disappointed compared to last year as we were getting energy gels, energy drink or water at the start of the race. This year there was nothing like that and I think for the price we pay you would expect at least bottles of water before the start. Hope this is going to be fixed for next year. Thank you. Regards,Clement.
Greg L
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3.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Third time at the London Triathlon, first time on the saturday though! Sundays races have always been fantastic with great crowds but there were less out on a rainy saturday afternoon in London. Nonetheless a great event, i love taking part in the biggest tri in the uk
Matt C
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
For those in London perfect for your first triathlon. Well organised and a great crew to look after you in and around the course!
Pandit, S
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1.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
This was our sixteenth successive London Triathlon. The decline in organization and person friendliness has steadily declined. No longer is there a helpful person on the end of a phone line. No longer is there safe overnight bike parking for those of us who live in far North London and cannot afford hotels close to Excel. The waves are organized so as to favour the organizers/owners rather than users ie. us 60 somethings in the Mixed Olympic groups now have to rise at the crack of dawn to get from North to East London by public transport on the day, rather than have a noon start. The expo has disappeared as have useful goody bags. Then there are the rude and obstructive marshalls at the centre in transition. Need I continue?
Benjamin O
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4.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
This was my second year competing on the London Tri, and I had a blast on both occasion. The heat in 2018 was brutal and the weather in 2019 was just perfect. The volunteers were cheerful (for the most part) and the run was just us having a blast with them!Absolutely loved the finish lone modification this year, just coming straight into a long sprint and jumping on my finish! Looking forward to doing it again next year!
Mark B
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3.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Good atmosphere and well organised (good for first timers). Run and bike courses are a little on the uninteresting side (four laps for both) but overall an enjoyable event and I’ll be back next year.
Laurie
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4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
I did the Olympic Saturday and I was in the second wave of the day. Despite the time/course, there was amazing support and I'm certain that spectators on the bike course new my name through the app. I will almost certainly be back next year to try out the Sunday Olympic course. It was a brilliantly run event and is the best Triathlon I have done to date despite the weather!
Emma D
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4.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
A great experience as my first ever triathlon, really well organised race with helpful marshalls and everyone was really supportive. Also some great photos taken during the race.
Jack
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5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Great experience, loved the set up and looking forward to next year. The transition are was fantastically organised.
Mark J
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5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
As a first timer, I thought the event was well organised and the response the questions I had before the event online were prompt. On the day, although the weather wasn't brilliant the venue was fantastic and I got to see all my supporters a number of times. Can't wait for next year!
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
The venue and organisation were excellent. The small changes to the bike and run courses were definite improvements. Fewer people in my swim start was also good. My only criticism is that the run course is boring and gets congested, making overtaking difficult. Thank you.
Krzysztof
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5.0
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
Everything was perfect. Nice course. Im First timer and I was suprised how big event it is. See U next year.
Sarah
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4.3
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
This was my first triathlon and I loved it. In heinsight i wish I knew more about the transitions and how to manage it. Now i have done one, I would love to do it again, and make sure my socks are not inside out so i can save time on transition! :) Thanks for organising.
ALEJANDRO
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3.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Is a nice race if you are around London, or if you are a beginner. It's London Triathlon... but you barely see London landmarks, you swim in a dock and run 4 laps in an industrial area. The cycling depend on which route you choose, laps around the ExCel (wouldn't recommend it), or the Westminister (that's is actually the best thing about this tri). In my honest opinion, it's an overpriced event, you can see it also in small details, poor quality of the bib stickers, the strap for the chip, lack of boxes for transition, no bag drop at all.The aid station was enough, I mean, water and SIS energy at the running part.Pictures are not included, you will need to expend extra for those (would be nice if the overpriced fee would cover that at least).From the spectator's point of view, it looks good. Access point for them to see your friends or family. But... that's all the crowd you are going to find because...who else is going all the way there to cheer you up?The expo stands was a bit poor 4/5 stands only.I'm not saying it's a bad event, just it is shame that being in London you cant get better scenery. (would be nice swim in the Serpentine and run around the city instead)
Gabriella
Star
3.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Great for an entry level triathlon with female only waves and plenty of support. Most people in my wave were first timers, which was nice as a fellow first timer!
Jess C
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Amazing event for first-time tri-ers! Super helpful volunteers at each area of the venue. Great course that is not too challenging. The poor weather did not affect the passion from the crowd!
Louise
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5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
One of the best organised ‘Mass Participation’ triathlons I have competed in. The course was fun yet challenging in places. The run course although busy is a fun and great for spectators!Have competed the London Triathlon on 3 occasions now and I look forward to next year too!
Danielle M
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5.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Top event! Really enjoyed it! Will be back! Great for beginners, lots of places for spectators to watch.
Steve W
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3.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Having completed this in each of the last 4 years, the set up on the day was the most flat of any when comparing to previous years. The mechanics tent simply needs to be the focal point of the expo. they were ridicliously far out the way and not even part of the main set up. The new start breifing tent worked well.
Jason W
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2019
This was the biggest Triathlon I've done, and I was pleasantly surprised that the course was not crowded, the swim start was one of the least hectic I've experienced, and that the course was challenging but PB possible, despite the long distances in transition. I will do this event again because the parking was good (though expensive) and the event was so well organised!
Mk
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4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
The venue was very well organised, parking facility close to the venue.. I love the music and great atmosphere.. My 5 years old said to me "when I grown up mummy I want to do it too.." can't wait for next year challenge and better finish time
Judita J
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4.7
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
Well organised. Helpful volunteers. Clear and easy. Very pleased with the choice for my first triathlon.
Dom
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4.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
This was my second triathlon and I was aiming for a PB (which I got, yippee). The course is excellent and so well managed, I feel that I would have liked some more noise on the bike, potentially a band or gospel choir etc. would've gone down well, particularly at the edges of the bike course. It was brilliant that the announcer called your name when finishing!
Dk
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3.7
Did the race in 2019
Hi this is my 2nd year doing London. For me it's amazing and run great. But the run leg is awful is so small and to busy it's hard to open up and over take anyone. Doing 2 loops on the cycle is pretty boring to as it's not a nice cycle route.Paying £100 to do the race then paying £20 for parking I was shocked I feel if you race you should HAVE ateast 50% off parking. All in all I do really like this tri just a few thing could make it amazing
Tabitha
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5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Had an excellent first triathlon, it was well organised, enjoyable and met some great people along the way!
Stephen P
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4.7
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
I arrived late, nervous and lost. All of that was solved by the team ahead of my start time! LOVE IT
Pippa
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5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
This was my first Olympic distance triathlon, I also did the Sprint last year at the Excel.I really enjoyed this year, the lead up we got loads of information on how to get there, training tips, nutrition, tips on what to pack for race day, what to expect etc.The event it self was well organised and considering how many people took part it never seemed so busy. Lots of people on hand to help and guide you. The course is relatively flat so i think pretty good for getting a PB or if you are starting out new in the triathlon world.
Trilen
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4.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Interesting race in the city of London although during the race I didn't see anything of the scenery (focussed on the race instead). Although the amount of athletes is enormous, it didn't feel overcrowded (started Sunday very early morning) on the bike and run tracks. There are a lot of beginners that not all seem to understand there are a lot of faster athletes overtaking them. One of them suddenly moved to the right without a reason while I was overtaking which make me drive into the middle pylons (luckily just went over the foot of the pylon and nothing else happend). The road conditions are not fantastic (lot of pot holes and poor road surface) and at other tri races they paint these hazards so it's obvious and possible to avoid in time. The race pack wasn't delivered by post (international address) although I paid for it and was a little hassle to get a refund for that (they had a few excuses that made no sense at all). Overall happy with my race result but
Sam P
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Great for first-timers, everyone was very helpful! Excel Centre is a bit tricky to get to, especially so early, but overall would definitely do again.
Zac W
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
I really enjoyed competing in this event. Getting there by car was difficult so would recommend leaving plenty of time.
Rodrigo R
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2019
Great event. Since the space is so big, be great to find ways to improve the vibe with music and more stools from sponsors, stretching group exercises, etc...
DJR
Star
3.7
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
Very well organised and perfect for beginners. Question marks over the swim distance as my GPS came out at 25% over what was advertised. Bike course is good but some of the road quality is questionable, and the run is a bit dull but excellent volunteers on the course make up for that.
Tom B
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
First ever triathlon. Loved it. Just felt quite isolated on the bike and outside on the run. Swim was good, water quality was great.
Kerry M
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Brilliant atmosphere, really well organised. Saturday route makes the bike and run do 4 laps, which is a bit boring. But closed roads etc which is great!
Marc F
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
This is my third time at the London Tri, and it impresses me every time. To have such a large-scale event run so well, and with so many friendly and enthusiastic officials and volunteers, is seriously impressive. The swim is very straightforward, and the water is fairly calm unless the wind picks up.The bike course is undulating but quick, and I'd recommend doing the Westminster Route for the Limehouse Link tunnel alone, which is a thrill every time.The run course is as flat as you'll get in triathlons, although the ramp back into the Excel arena can sting a bit!Overall, great stuff, and I'll definitely be back in the future.
JE
Star
4.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
The race booklet advised to go to the East Car Park if you were carrying the bikes on the roof. When we got there, we could not pay and had to find alternative parking. In general and ideally the parking for the event should be better sign posted.The run route was very crowded and I was stopped twice to let the rowing boats cross the path.It’d be great if the racking can be numbered to avoid confusion.
Mark
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
A well organised event, especially with the volume of people taking part. The swim was well marshalled with kayaks, large buoys for visibility and enough marshals to guide you out of the water and help with wetsuit removal if required. Due to the venue, the transitions are quite long but well organised.. The bike course on Saturday was good but quite slippery due to the rain. I had a good ride but saw a few people go down on wet corners and lots of people with punctures. The run is nice and flat apart from a short ramp into transition which you do each lap. Unfortunately I wasn’t feeling well for the run (stomach issues) but it has the potential to be a very quick course. The only downside on the run for me was the lack of toilets on the course. There were toilets in the transition area but you would have had to leave the run course. Overall it was a great event and well run!
Simon B
Star
3.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Organisation is great. Westminster bike course is fabulous but the run is dull (out and back in a straight line 4 times). Sadly the atmosphere is lacking on the course (no bands, no music, relatively few and rather quiet supporters). Blenheim / Woburn are much better in this respect.
S nash
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Everything was great about the event the only criticism I have is with the debris on road near the turn point at Westminster you would have thought the council would have made sure the road surface had been swept knowing the volume of competitors using that stretch of road that day
Jamie
Star
4.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Great Triathlon for my first ever one! Loved how big the whole day was. Just a shame I got a puncture on the bike leg which ruined the overall result for me. Entered another one already though...!
Kieran
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Great day all round, enjoyed every minute of it. Couple of small things like £20 for parking could be different after already spending a fortune on the day. but all in all a top event.
Ben H
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
I did the weekend warrior, but there was no option to choose that.The race was fantastically run, especially for the weekend warriors, which was even more impressive given that we were only a tiny percentage of the participants. The Indian lady with the headset at SWim assembly (sorry, didn’t catch her name) was fantastic. She was on the ball on both Saturday and Sunday all day!!Annie(?) doing the swim start was awesome too, and was always extremely helpful l, making sure to answer everyone’s questions.The guy doing the race brief did a great job too, as did all the marshalls on the course, really great enthusiasm when they didn’t have to be so energetic (I’m sure they would’ve been paid anyway, so didn’t need to go to such lengths to cheer people). Lady as the swim briefing tent to great all weekend too. DJs were cool!!One feedback point - There were a few niche/ambiguous points in the weekend warrior rules that could do with being ironed out e.g there was confusion over whether or not we could go in the 7am wave and do the olympic plus. Just a few small points that need to be thought about beforehand so there are no surprises to Marshall’s etc.. on the day.
Chris J
Star
4.0
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
Very well organised. An excellent first triathlon over any if the distances. Loved the fact that any ability is very welcome and part of it all.
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Well organised but the road conditions are very poor and dangerous. Pot holes every where.And road in general poor conditions.Like the course it self
Patrick C
Star
2.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
I've entered this event for the past six years, and have always enjoyed it as one of the best UK triathlon races on the calendar. There are several strengths that the London Triathlon has, not least the iconic views of the London Eye and Westminster Parliament, as you cycle past both. However. This year's event fell short of previous ones - fewer competitors, and a far smaller set of exhibitors were noticeable, but some of the main problems are ones that are longstanding. In terms of getting to the venue, signage was severely lacking (this has been a problem for several years now), resulting in people turning up later than expected, and feeling nervous and flustered during the time they should be preparing for a race start (or in several cases, sprinting to make the start at all). There really is no excuse for such poor directions - it ruins peoples' races, and the amount of money they are paying in entrance fees should more than cover something this basic. It is too easy to get caught up in the Docklands' road system, and more signs are required to direct people to the Excel centre in good time. The course itself is a good one, particularly the Westminster route. The cycle leg is a long, relatively flat course so is perfect for those looking to smash their PB. The run is a little unspectacular (plus I was surprised to find only one toilet out on the course for entrants to use - energy gels can have strange effects, people!), but the circular course and finish line are really excellent, and the encouragement from spectators really does make all the difference in the last few hundred metres. There are also plenty of waterstops with volunteers handing out drinks, so no risk of dehydrating out there. Overall, the London Triathlon is a good event, and still one of the races I most look forward to - but there are still some issues that need rectifying to make it even better.
Andy
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
I absolutely love the bike course so much better than the 4 loops on the Saturday. Done all but sprint distances, 2016 first London 400 super sprint, 2017 Westminster, 2018 Saturday Olympic, felt too much traffic on the ride. I may even look at doing the weekend warrior one day before I retire from the sport.
M J
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Good event on closed roads(always a plus) amazing volunteers,Lack of traders,smaller medal,poor PA system in such a large space,hard to hear the announcements,Could be so much more in the expo with the space,
Emily S
Star
4.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Overall a really well organised, enjoyable tri but there are a few improvements. Firstly, on the sign up page it should be clearer that the bike route is different on the two days. We originally signed up to Saturday and then only realised after a friend mentioned it that Sunday is the only day you get to ride through the city. We changed days in the end but it was costly and if the friend hadn't mentioned it we'd have been really disappointed. Secondly the run route is really boring, surely there is some way of finding at least a 5k run if not a 10k run around there rather than 8 times up and down the same path. Also going in and out of the excel is horrible! Lastly, we were a little disappointed at the emptiness of the excel with only a few stands there, at other events we've done there's been tonnes of exhibitors and massage people but this one felt very empty. Anyway, as I said, all in all a great event, just a few tweaks for perfection.
Ashley
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
What a great event. Well run and so well organised fir such a big event. Loved the swim, even if we did spot a bird eating an eel the night before. The bike was amazing on closed roads, and past so famous land marks. Sadly not many spectators on the bike route. The run on the other hand was full of spectators and a great atmosphere. Loved running though the excel centre on each lap, however the run was a little narrow and congested in places. Overall I would definitely put this on the list to do again.
Liz L
Star
3.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Weekend warrior! Great event on both days. Pre event info was contradicting for WW. Talking to others, a lot of us seemed further clarification but none of us were given an answer. Rules said last olympic on sat at 11.40. But rules also say, as long as clear with swim safety, you can start with any wave and do the distance of the wave just gone. There was an Olympic at 12.00 and then the sprints started at 12.20. No one knew whether we’d be allowed to do Olympic post 11.40 as a wave was still going, or have to wait to 12.20 for sprint. Likewise, on Sunday morning 7am no distance was given and it was only decided a couple of mins beforehand that this had to be Olympic and not Olympic plus (can not see any reason why as the whole course for Olympic plus would have been open). I was also sent the wrong race pack in the post. However, the actual races were fantastic. Swim start (Annie) and the swim safety team were amazing. Finish line great too. On the Saturday the drum band neat the turn point on the run course were superb... they needed to be there on Sunday too. If I’d had been going for a Pb I’d have been annoyed at how busy the run course was on the Sunday as faster runners were not able to make it though easily. However, Marshals were great and I love this event.
Jeremy L
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Superb event, meticulously organised, great course marshalls and safety team. Will definitely be back!
FS
Star
3.3
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Disappointed by the lack of exhibitors, in particular the no show of Erdinger which is a refreshing drink after the eventWaited too long in the water before we set off,.Need more matting in the hall after the swim as the floor was v slipperyThere seemed to be a lot of staff, some appeared to not know what to do.There were non runners on the run course, people were crossing at the wrong time in the hall, not ideal.
David J
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
A classic triathlon. The swim is a loop of the Royal Docks, with very comfortable entry and exit. To keep transition dry, wetsuits have to be removed before entering. The bike route is a gem, a very fast, flat course past Canary Wharf, Wapping, the Tower of London and down the Embankment to Parliament, and back again. The route is clear and well marshalled. The run is the weak element, four loops alongside the docks, running through the Excel every time. A singular, enlongated route would improve things. But overall a must do Olympic distance. The organisation is very good, helpful staff and volunteers, very supportive and keen.
Michael P
Star
4.7
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
My 6th year at London Tri, best advice; go at your own pace and enjoy the experience, and above all else don’t swallow the water, that stuff is grim
Graeme C
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2019
An amazingly well organised event. From start to finish the whole thing was simple, straightforward and a joy to be a part of. Tha is so much to all the staff and event personnel!The crowds were a little subdued on the sunday, but maybe I should do rhebsatirdsy event next year!!Thanks to everyone involved
CS
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Cycle course very bumpy with lots of potholes. Run route really uneaven and hard to run on. Volunteers and organisation amazing 😉
Laura
Star
4.3
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
I’ve raced at London Tri 2010,11,12,13 and 14 each year it’s been a massive event i’ve unfortunately not been able to race the last 4 years, this year I was able to come back, although the smaller waves were better if just didn’t seem to have the same atmosphere previous years the hall has been packed with stalls and the expo and range of what was on offer was really good, this year the expo was a let down, lots of empty space in the hall, very few spectators, that said the organization, course marshals all really good
Joe
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Amazing almost everything was perfect except too many none competitors made it into the transition area.
Tegan H
Star
4.3
Did the race in 2019
2nd time doing the London triathlon - a really enjoyable day.Choppy swim, decent bike course (although not much to see!) and great spectators on the run. All contributed to my PB, so really pleased.
Ria
Star
3.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
In overall i really enjoyed the london triathlon this year. The people involved in marshaling and cheering were great. The music during the run course was much better than last year and the run was actually 10km and not over 11km as it was last year! Downsides for me were: I booked 'premium women' and it was mixed rather than female only wave. There weren't enough portaloos. The finisher T-shirts are male-fit only (a small size male-fit top is still not good enough). The timing chip at the end did not work for a few people and they didn't get an accurate result. Despite these points i was happy with the event in overall, had a nice time and I'll do it again!
Lynne
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Great course better than last years. Informative Marshall’s. Great music and atmosphere. My husband and I love every minute of our triathlons
Alice N
Star
4.0
Did the Olympic Plus Sunday in 2019
Could have had better signposting, and someone I know was told the run was three laps so they missed a lap.
Joep
Star
4.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Run is to narrow for the amount of participants pity it's 4 boring loops. stewards were fantastic, great job
Eugene
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Organisation was fantastic as always, and race day was extremely enjoyable. Organisers could have improved the availability of water and energy gel stations especially when exiting transition. Saturday’s routes were repetitive compared to Sunday’s especially for the Olympic distance so for next year I’d more likely choose to race on Sunday, unless extended routes into London for the bike stage become available on Saturday too.This time was particularly hard as large chunks of the the London Underground (especially circle and hammersmith/city lines leading to Aldgate and tower gateway) were closed. If the organisers could coordinate with TfL on such matters in advance that would be very helpful!
Alex
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5.0
Did the race in 2019
It was well organised. The staff were very friendly. And nice to get some cheers & support from the stewards along the way. Thank you from a first timer. I’ll be back!
Greg P
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Very well organised and incredibly fun atmosphere. This is the gold standard if you a beginner triathlete and and an excellent experience for everyone involved.
J Noone
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2017
Great experience! Felt the whole event was so well organised and still is this year. The course has much improved since I did it in 2017 so I’d love to TRI it again😂. Enjoyed supporting my uncle this year!
Jack
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
You use a lot of plastic!The staff that work are amazing, please say a big thank you from me to all them
Ashley W
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Excellent day, very well organised with fantastic support and atmosphere. Recommended to everyone of all shapes and sizes
Norman
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Plus Sunday in 2019
Sick one. 10/10 vibes. Especially enjoyed the swimming, run and bike. Can’t wait to do it again. One love
Ben a
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
‘Twas a very nice place, the organisation was very good and the atmosphere was pure. I will be sure to recommend others to sign up.
Hannah E
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
Well organised, fun day out, nice to see the public come together to support each other throughout the course.
Josh H
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2019
Great organisation, awesome atmosphere! Definitely want to come again next year and compete. Cannot wait.
Ashley
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
The canoes passing on the run meant that runners had to go around them. Otherwise everything seemed safe and was run extremely well
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
It was great. Really well run. So much better than the last f3 event I did. Would definitely do it again
Ashley
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Really good atmosphere- canoes trying to cross the road when runners were coming was unsafe and some runners had to slow down
Louise T
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Incredible organisation, very professional and well put together. Love being part of it. Staff all helpful.
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Love this event, the atmosphere is always really good. Love the team tri option too. Will be back next year.If the cycling route could be changed that would be great, it was really harsh and the rumble strips were awful.
R VERMONT
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
BLOODY LOVED IT! Great bike course, really fast. Loved that there was an a DJ for the run. Will defo come back next year
D Hatchett
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Loved the experience, great crowd, great course, the atmosphere is amazing, excited for next year, Live to Tri
Kit G
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
So good. Best cycle course! So good having the music through the run and the commentary on finish. Weather held out and great sportsmanship between competitors not swimming over each other and cheering each other on during the course.
Wendy
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2019
This was my first sprint triathlon and the team were really helpful when I fell over. Thanks for looking after me and getting me back on my feet.
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Did the Westminster Olympic last year and came back for more!! Sprint distance this year and rewarded by winning my age group. As last year a fantastic event that I would recommend for beginners as well as seasoned triathletes. It has it all, great staff and volunteers and a wonderful exclusive atmosphere. A massive added benefit is the spectator experience, I love the fact that my Husband and friends were able to cheer me on every step of the way. Thank you London, see you next year.
Fleur G
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5.0
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
A fantastic, incredible event! So supportive for first timers. As my first time I was so nervous and apprehensive but I was able to ask questions before the event and on the day to be answered swiftly and helpfully ..... thank you again London Tri I would very much like to come again!!
Kostas L.
Star
3.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Well organised but quite expensive for what it offers. The run course could be much better and numbers on the rack would help a lot.
Emily C
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2019
Very well organised. Great support on the run. Needs more water taps pre-race and some food straight after
Tara P
Star
5.0
Did the Super Sprint Saturday in 2019
This was my first triathlon, and I found it easy to find my way around before, during and after the race. The supporters and organises helped keep the energy high!!
Luke C
Star
5.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
My 1st triathlon and it marks my recovery from 2 hours of sepsis in 3 months! I was nervous and must have emailed the team 20 times - each time I was given a personal and empathetic response! On the day it was easy to find where I needed to be, race guide made the day really smooth for me. The energy and enthusiasm from the team on the course was amazing! Helped me from start to finish - no doubt helped me beat my desired time of 1hr 45min! Look forward to next year 🙂 keep up the hard work #Londontri
Mikey
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5.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Brilliantly organised, volunteers were very enthusiastic, much better run course than last year (right distance!). Will be back next year!
S Fleming
Star
4.7
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2019
Loved the day. Well organised and so much fun for a beginner.Would be great to have published on website pedestrian viewing options. Was difficult to find outside locations to cheer on others.
Kat
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Great tri, and extremely well organised considering the amount of people taking part! Will definitely do again!
Kat B
Star
4.3
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Great triathlon - so well organised considering how many people take part! I had a great time and would definite do it again!
Barry J
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5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
It was awesome as usual. Well organised and very enjoyable. I have done this 3 times now and want to do it again.
Robert N
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
First Olympic Triathlon and so hope it won’t be my last.Another awesome event in London with a great crowd and organisers.Well Done London Triathlon 2019
Olly
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4.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Fun day out, despite the heavy rain! Bike course a little dull but swim and run course made up for it.
Franky B
Star
5.0
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Amazing first triathlon, well organised, well marshalled and great fun. Will be back next year thanks to all the organisers who made it happen
Tom B
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2019
Great race, well organised and accommodated any issues I had. Course is great but leaves a little to be desired re: scenery/imagination.
Sarah
Star
4.7
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2018
Really enjoyed the Olympic Westminster route. Much more exciting than the generic route on the dual carriageway next to the DLR. Very well organised but expensive compared to some other triathlons. Don’t let swimming in the Thames put you off- it was actually one of the cleaner swims I’ve done. Run route can be warm, but is a flat out and back with a bit in the Excel centre- take advantage of the air conditioning before you go back out again. But plenty of places for spectators to cheer you on! Long transitions so worth noting where you’re racked!
Chris
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3.0
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2018
It was ok, initially my A race for the season but soon fell by the wayside. Swim was split into waves just as we were about to go, without grading people (faster in group 1 etc) so as a result we got set off 2 mins behind the first group so had to swim through some of the slower swimmers. Bike course was flat and fast but too narrow for the number of competitors (& certainly not big enough for PR filming motorbikes to be going as well). Run course was similar, too narrow for the number of people, water cups filled 1/3-1/2 which wasn't enough given the 30 deg day. It was also mis-measured, ended up running ~6km for the 5 km sprint section...
Fran
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3.7
Did the Olympic Relay Saturday in 2017
Really enjoyed my first Olympic distance tri! Got a PB on the run course, just dont open your mouth on the swim.
Neil
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4.3
Did the Sprint Saturday in 2016
Good race, well organised and big field. The route isn't the most inspiring but it makes for a quick race and the run is laps with a good crowd round most of it which helped boost morale and motivation.
Dante
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4.0
Did the Olympic Sunday in 2017
It was my first Olympic triathlon and I absolutely loved it. Cycling through redlights in London and having the roads closed off was pretty amazing. The swim was not as bad as I thought it would be in terms of dirty water. The only drawback is that the run was over populated and very crowded. I know some people felt the swim was also overcrowded.
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Logistics and schedule

Information on event day logistics including arrival times, kit checklists, start times and race information will be sent to all participants via email approximately 4 weeks before the event.

You must be 17 years old or over, as of the 31st December of the year you are competing, to compete in the main triathlon.

Spectators

The London Triathlon is a great day out for both athletes & spectators!

Family and friend are always encouraged to come down, cheer on the triathletes & help create the incredible atmosphere London is famous for. Inside the ExCeL, you’ll find a great selection of food & drink, a bar and exclusive deals from the event partners. It’s completely free for all spectators to enter the ExCeL on the day.

Swim

Spectators can view the whole of the swim course from the dock edge, next to the start
pontoon. You can access the dock edge, via the stairs or lift located on the South side of the
main hall.

Bike

Either head towards the Aloft Hotel on the East side of the ExCeL, or behind the Fox Pub
underneath the walkway to Custom House on the West side of ExCeL, for the best view of
the bike course around the building.

Run

The East Car Park is the best place to grab a spot and watch the run from. With the charity cheer marquees, loud music and plenty going on, this area has an all-day party atmosphere. Triathletes need to complete laps of the run course, so this is a great spot to high-5 your loved ones a few times.

The Finish Line

As your athlete starts their final lap, it is suggested you make your way to the finish line– it’s an electrifying atmosphere! Make sure you cheer as loud as you can as your athletes cross that all-important finish line.

How to get there

ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, UK

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Address: Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL

By Car

ExCeL is accessed from the A13 but this will be particularly busy on race days because of the road closures in operation.

The A13 can be reached from central London, Blackwall and Rotherhithe Tunnels, the A406 North Circular, M25 and M11. ExCeL Parking is signed from both Gallions Reach roundabout (from the East) and Canning Town (from the West).

Please check for any weekend roadworks that may affect these routes.

*Be sure to plan your journey carefully, roads will be closed for racing during the weekend.*

Venue Parking

The West entrance to ExCeL has a 1.9m height restriction. Please navigate to the East entrance if you transport your bike on a roof rack or if you have a high or wide vehicle.

All parking at ExCeL is charged at a daily rate of £20 which is payable via Pay and Display tickets which are available for purchase within the car parks.

*Plan to arrive (at least) 90 minutes before your start time to avoid being late for your race.*

Public Transport

Nearest Stations are:

Canning Town (Jubilee Line) 1.6 miles from ExCeL.

Stratford 3.5 miles from ExCeL.

West Ham 1.8 miles from ExCeL.

Prince Regent DLR 0.1 miles from ExCeL.

Important Travel Information

Bikes are allowed on the DLR off-peak and at weekends but are limited to a maximum of two bikes per set of doors.

Due to these limitations, and in light of the number of competitors taking part in the triathlon over the weekend, we recommend that competitors with bicycles either cycle to the event or travel by car.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
I have a disability can I still participate in The London Triathlon?
This is an all-inclusive event and Limelight Sports Club will do their utmost to accommodate participants with disabilities. Please contact their Customer Service Team, [email protected] with a description of your disability. It will be assessed and they will establish if it is possible to compete and what is required to make this feasible.
FAQ
When will I find out my start time for The London Triathlon?
Start times and wave allocations will be sent out to you via email and and posted on the website around 2 weeks prior to the event.
FAQ
When should I receive my race pack for The London Triathlon?
Your race pack will be ready and waiting for you to collect at the event, please check your email leading up to the event for your start time.
FAQ
What is contained in my race pack for The London Triathlon?
Your race pack will contain your race information guide, race number, bike and helmet stickers, transition wristband, and your welcome letter with your wave start time. If any of the items listed above are missing please come to the Help Desk on the day of the event and our friendly customer service team can issue new items. You will receive your swim cap at Swim Assembly on the day of your race.
FAQ
Do I need a wetsuit for The London Triathlon?
A wetsuit is compulsory and it is your responsibility to ensure you have one on race day. The wetsuit will not only keep you warm, but will also help you swim faster as it provides you with extra buoyancy. Wetsuits must be worn up to 25°C. Should the water temperature exceed 25°C wetsuits are not permitted and changes to the event may be made at the organisers discretion. Surf and shortie wetsuits are allowed, but these are totally different to a triathlon specific wetsuit, which is designed for swimming and fits like a second skin.
FAQ
Can I listen to a personal music player whilst racing in The London Triathlon?
No, you will be unable to hear other competitors or the marshals when you are wearing one and consequently pose a threat to others.
FAQ
How can I find out my finish time from The London Triathlon?
For instant results you can click on the website and click on the ‘track my runner’. This will enable you to see all of your live results and compare them to other competitors. All results will be posted on the website at the end of each day of the event.
FAQ
How do I buy a photograph of myself crossing the finishing line from The London Triathlon?
Marathon Photos are our official photographer for the event. Please go directly to their website to retrieve your photos and further information (https://www.marathon-photos.com/)
FAQ
Who do I contact for lost property at The London Triathlon?
Please contact the event organisers via email, [email protected], with a full description of the missing item and they will do their best to reunite you with the item.
FAQ
Is water available during The London Triathlon?
Water will be handed out on the run course and at the finish line. There will be no water stations on the bike course – it is your responsibility to ensure that you have enough fluid to keep yourself hydrated on the bike leg.
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