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Warwickshire Triathlon

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The Warwickshire Triathlon is a fun but challenging event set around the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The event is aimed at all abilities and fitness levels, from complete novice to club and pro triathlete, as well as charity and fun competitors.

Stratford-upon-Avon offers plenty to do and see for all the family making it a great day out for those looking for something a little less energetic!

The event is aimed at all abilities, at all levels of fitness, from complete novice to club and pro triathlete, as well as charity and fun competitors.

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!

Review summary

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2 Reviews
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Sarah G
"Gorgeous bike and run routes. Loved the Tri but felt it lacked some crucial..."

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Sarah Shaw
"Traffic was a bit of a pain on the bike leg! Apart from that, nice scenery and..."
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How to enter the Warwickshire Triathlon

  1. Super Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 18km, Run 2.5km
    £59.50–£64.95
    Event passed
  2. Warwickshire Fun

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 18km, Run 2.5km
    £59.95–£64.95
    Event passed
  3. Sprint

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 18km, Run 5km
    £59.50–£64.95
    Event passed
  4. Team Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.4km, Bike 18km, Run 5km
    £74.95
    Event passed

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Warwickshire Triathlon routes

THE COURSE

The race starts from the 33 metre heated indoor pool in the leisure centre, followed by a one lap cycle course which heads out towards the town of Warwick, in the Warwickshire countryside, before returning to Stratford for the final discipline.

The run is out alongside the picturesque river Avon and back to the Leisure and Visitor Centre to the finish line. The run course is once out and back for The Fun Triathlon and twice out and back for the Sprint and Relay Triathlon.

Swim

- Sprint & Relay = 12 lengths, 4 lengths in each lane - 400m

- Super Sprint & Fun = 6 lengths, 2 lengths in each lane - 200m

- Swim rules: NO Diving, NO tumble turns, NO back stroke


Bike
Bike course: One lap of the bike course only for all competitors = 18k

Run
One lap of the run course is 2.5k
- Sprint & Relay competitors x 2 laps = 5k
- Super Sprint & Fun competitors x 1 lap = 2.5k

CYCLE TRANSITION AREA - Open from 07:30am
• Only competitors are allowed in the Cycle Transition Area. You cannot enter the Cycle Transition Area until your bike stickers are attached.
• Please do not rack your bike in the Cycle Transition Area earlier than 20 minutes before your start time
• Rack your bike in any position, each racking position is marked by white tape
• 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

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Pool based swim at Stratford Leisure & Visitor Centre
  • Chip timed event
  • Riverside and countryside bike route
  • Flat run route taking in the riverside
  • Finishers medal for all entrants
  • Prizes for top 3 male & female in Sprint & Super Sprint as well as age group prizes in the Sprint Triathlon
Raceday Logistics

RACE INFORMATION

Please Note: Competitor Race Day Information (Individual Start Times, Bib Numbers etc) will be emailed out to competitors 7-10 days before the event.

Nothing will be posted out – you will collect your race numbers, tattoos, stickers etc. at registration on the day.

TARGET FINISH TIME

When entering for this event please enter your estimated swim time as your race start time will be allocated depending on your swim time.

REGISTRATION

• Registration will be open on Saturday from 2:00pm-4:00pm and from 7:00am on Sunday
• Registration is located inside the orange Mornflake marquee
• Please know your race number ready for registration staff
• Arrive at least 60 minutes before the start time
• Please do not attempt to change your start time

RACE START

8:00am

BEGINNERS

At the Warwickshire Triathlon our “Fun” and “Sprint” distances are very popular with first timers and beginners, with short achievable distances that still offer a challenge.

Our fun & friendly events are open to everyone and an ideal introduction for beginners to the sport of triathlon.

We can offer lots of support and online beginners advice to help make your Triathlon the best it could possibly be for you.

As well as a great atmosphere, you are sure to gain a special sense of achievement as you cross the finish line to receive that all important “finishers” medal and confirmation the end result was worth every bit of hard work!

RELAY RACE

Each member of the relay team completes one of the three disciplines in the triathlon

At registration you will be given an electronic timing chip that must be worn on the ankle and is relayed to the finish line. After completing the swim, the swimmer passes the electronic chip to the cyclist inside the cycle transition area next to where the cycle is racked, the cyclist must not take their cycle off the rack until receiving the electronic chip. The cyclist completes the cycle course and passes the electronic chip over to the runner in the transition area only when the cycle has been placed back on the rack.

The runner completes the run and hands in the electronic chip at the finish line

Relay awards are based on all female and all male teams. All male teams can consist of three men, two men and one women or one man and two women

Can I enter a mixed relay team?

Yes, however, please be aware that the team may not be eligible for a prize should they finish in the top three.

Can my relay team be made up of just two people?

Yes, a relay team can have only two people in it.

Spectators

The course is spectator friendly and all the action can be seen at the rear of the Leisure Centre where the main transition area and finish line are situated.

Volunteers

Information can be found on volunteering on the uk triathlon website

Frequently Asked Questions

At what time does the Warwickshire Triathlon start?
The race will begin at 8AM at the Stratford Leisure Centre, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YY
What distances are available at the Warwickshire Triathlon?
The Warwickshire Triathlon offers a sprint distance (400m swim, 18km cycle, 5km run) and a super-sprint distance (200m swim, 18km cycle, 2.5km run).
What is the Warwickshire Pink Wave?
To raise money for Cancer Research UK, UK Triathlon has dedicated a section of the event solely to The Pink Wave. UK Triathlon will donate £10 from every Pink Wave entry to Cancer Research UK.
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Warwickshire Triathlon weather forecast

Light rain in the morning and afternoon.

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Warwickshire Triathlon reviews (2)

4 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
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Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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    Sarah G

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    Gorgeous bike and run routes. Loved the Tri but felt it lacked some crucial organisation. You can't rack bikes or enter transition until 20mins before your start time, which is a little frustrating. If you have a later time it means hanging about and tight rack space. The car park is huge so not sure why transition zone wasn't bigger. Not many marshals on bike route and quite a few people came off bikes due to slippy roads. Swim was hectic, lots of people didn't stick to overtaking etiquette. I feel like the event needs more volunteers! Despite this I thoroughly enjoyed it, very friendly atmosphere and lovely routes.
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    Sarah Shaw

    Did the Sprint in 2019

    Traffic was a bit of a pain on the bike leg! Apart from that, nice scenery and good support. Super sprint good for newbies