The First Tri

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If you've ever wanted to take part in a triathlon, but didn't know where to start, My First Tri is the event for you. With a pan-flat course and a finisher's medal for every competitor, this event is for every level of athlete.
Participants
The First Tri - Olympic, and The First Tri -Sprint
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Calendar
Sun, 30 Apr 2023
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LocationPin
Lydney, United Kingdom
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3.7
(15 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Freedom Leisure, Church Rd, Lydney GL15 5DZ, UK
Start times
Sun, 30 Apr 2023
The First Tri -Sprint:
8:30am |
The First Tri - Olympic:
8:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The First Tri
The First Tri -Sprint
RaceTypeSwimming
0.4km
RaceTypeCycling
24km
RaceTypeRunning
5km
£45.00 - £50.00
The First Tri - Olympic
RaceTypeSwimming
0.75km
RaceTypeCycling
48km
RaceTypeRunning
10km
£55.00 - £60.00
Route information
Sprint - 400m swim, 24k bike, 5k run
Olympic - 750m swim, 48k bike, 10k run
Swim
The swim section for both triathlons will be in a heated indoor pool making for faster times and perfect for new triathletes.
Bike
The bike route will be a 24k loop from the outskirts of the Wye Valley AONB to the River Severn. The Sprint triathlon will take 1 lap and the Olympic will take 2 laps.
Run
This 5k route will go through the Lydney Recreation Trust Ground and beside the Boating Lake. Sprint athletes will run 1 lap and the Olympic athletes will run 2 laps.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Indoor heated pool swim
  • Secure transition
Train
How to get there
Freedom Leisure, Church Rd, Lydney GL15 5DZ, UK
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Parking
There will be some limited parking on site at Freedom Leisure Centre.
Event day logistics
07:30 Registration opens
08:30 Sprint and Olympic Triathlons start
* Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start to give enough time to register and warm up.
BTF Affiliation
If you have a membership with the BTF, please bring your membership card with you to registration. If you can't present your card, you might have to pay £5 for a day membership.
Age Requirements
All participants must be at least aged 16 or over on the event day to take part.
Team Entry
You can take part in the Sprint Triathlon in a team of 2 or 3. Each member of the team will take on different legs of the swim, bike and run.
Race Rules
This event will be held under British Triathlon Federation Rules;
  • You must not litter on the course. Keep hold of it until you can dispose properly.
  • Respect your fellow competitors, technical officials, event organisers, volunteers and spectators.
  • Know the course by studying race maps.
  • Have your race number clearly visible from the back during the cycle stage and from the front during the run stage.
  • MP3 players, mobile phones and personal video recording devices are banned during the race. Please leave outside transition.
  • Helmets must be clipped before the bike is touched and remain clicked until the bike is racked after the cycle stage.
  • Drafting is not permitted. You must keep at least a 10 - 12 metre distance between you and the person ahead. You have 20-25 seconds to overtake.
  • Only bring what is essential into transition. Bulky items may be removed.
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Trimax Events
Based out of Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean, Trimax Events put on a variety of trail running, road running, and triathlon events throughout the year. Trimax Events are particularly well-regarded for their epic bespoke medals which are awarded to all finisher’s. A number of Trimax events also offer a canicross option, so if you’re looking to race with your canine companion then check out their offering. One of their best known events takes you up Gloucester’s infamous ‘Cheese Rolling Hill’, while a number of their other routes take you through the scenic Cotswold countryside.
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Backpack
What to bring
Helmets must be worn for the entirety of the cycle stage.
FAQ's
Are there any age restrictions for The Last Tri?
Yes, all participants must be at least 16 or older on the day to take part.
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Will The Last Tri take a hilly route?
No, this will be a flat course - perfect for new triathletes.
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Will the swim portion of The Last Tri be in open water?
No, the swim will be in a heated indoor pool.
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Reviews
3.7
15 reviews
lee
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4.3
Did the The First Tri -Sprint in 2022
Great first tri, very friendly organisers, bike is very hilly but overall very happy with my experience
rob
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4.7
Did the The First Tri - Olympic in 2022
Some marshals on the nlbike course would be good. I didn't Messi turn but it would still be good to be guided on some of the main corners. I appreciate that is difficult to get volunteers.
nick
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2.7
Did the The First Tri -Sprint in 2022
Registration not available on Saturday but no body told us and I traveled especially. Saw several people taking incorrect run route due to poor sign posting and next to no marshals. Come on guys this is basic!
kelly
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3.0
Did the The First Tri - Olympic in 2022
I think there was a huge lack of Marshalls on the course; the run was quite tricky in parts and it would have been good to have direction at times.
tom
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4.3
Did the The First Tri -Sprint in 2022
The race was really well organised. Signage on the course has improved from previous years and the course is a really good one.
chris
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1.0
Did the The First Tri -Sprint in 2022
Badly signed, not enough marshal’s, timings was a farce!I officially came 2nd put over took the overall winner in the first 2 miles of the bike leg! Had no one in front of me or behind me as far as the eye could see! Very disappointed
emyr
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5.0
Did the The First Tri - Olympic in 2022
Awesome event, great organisation, struggled with the directions for the run route but otherwise great day out! Thanks guys!
catriona
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1.7
Did the The First Tri -Sprint in 2022
Poor signage both bike and run. Signs need to be bigger, more fluorescent and higher up. Also no differentiation between Olympic and sprint signage. It is not enough to just tell people in the swim briefing. This was poor to the extent it could have been unsafe. Complete lack of Marshall’s at key points on bike route. No bike mount/dismount line, just an imaginary one. Minimal atmosphere as no Marshall. I wiling br recommending this of doing it again.
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