The First Tri 2025

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The First Tri 2025
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£50 - £60
If you've ever wanted to take part in a triathlon, but didn't know where to start, The First Tri is the event for you. With a great course and a finisher's medal for every competitor, this event is for every level of athlete.
The First Tri - Sprint and The First Tri - Olympic
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Sun, 27 Apr 2025
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Lydney, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Church Rd, Lydney GL15 5DZ, UK
Start times
Sunday, 27 Apr 2025
The First Tri - Sprint: 9:30 amThe First Tri - Olympic: 9:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The First Tri 2025
The First Tri - Sprint
£50 - £60
The First Tri - Olympic
Route information
Sprint - 400m swim, 24k bike, 5k run
Olympic - 750m swim, 40k bike, 10k run
The swim section for both triathlons will be in a heated indoor pool making for faster times and perfect for new triathletes.
Sprint The bike route will be a 24k loop on the outskirts of the Forest of Dean
Olympic is a 5k ride along the river severn before turning into the Forest of Dean and a very scenic route back around to join onto sprint loop at halfway.
Both bike routes are hilly
This 5k route will go through the Lydney Recreation Trust Ground and beside the Boating Lake. Sprint 1 lap Olympic 2 laps
Bike Routes
What's included
  • Unique Finisher's Medal
  • Indoor heated pool swim
  • Secure transition
  • Chip timing
How to get there
Church Rd, Lydney GL15 5DZ, UK
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There will be parking on site at Freedom Leisure Centre and around local area
Event day logistics
07:30 Registration opens
08:00 Olympic Triathlons start
09:30 Sprint Triathlon Starts
* 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 for a day membership.
Age Requirements
All participants must be at least aged 16 or over on the event day to take part.
Helmets must be worn for the entirety of the cycle stage.
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.
Spectator Info
If a spectator wants to help marshal they or you will receive a free race entry to this or another event Spectators are welcome throughout the whole event but only from pool viewing area for the swim. No pool photography please.
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.
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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