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UK Beginner Friendly Triathlon Events

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MAY26
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Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint TriathlonMarlow, GB

This is the 10th year of the Marlow Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a river swim, cycling and running. The event has attracted 1000s of participants over the year and is open to all levels of participant and encourages first time triathletes to the event.

The Swim course is in the River Thames. It is designed to make even the weakest swimmer get a fast swim split.

The Marlow Classic Half Iron Distance is the only long distance event in the Thames Valley. a fairly flat scenic course taking in the views of Marlow and the surrounding areas.
The Bike course for the Sprint Distance is 24.5km & the Olympic Distance is 37km. It is an out and back course and only has two hills, but otherwise fast and flat.

The Run course for the Sprint Distance is a 1 Lap 5km route & the Olympic Distance is 2 Laps for a 10km. The course is on Tarmac and Grass Footpaths. It meanders back towards Marlow and into the finish at Higginson Park from the river tow path.

The event is set to attract over 700 participants, as the world of endurance sports and triathlon creates massive demand for longer distance events over the shorter distances that have originally formed this great sport.

3 reviews
£50 - £140
Sprint • Half Ironman • Olympic
Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon
MAY18
OFFICIAL PARTNER
The Pedalcover Slateman TriathlonLlanberis, Gwynedd, GB

A swim surrounded with mountains, a bike course in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and a run through an awesome slate quarry - we challenge you to find a more iconic race than the Pedalcover Slateman Triathlon.

The race offers a unique mix of incredible scenery and challenge with a carnival atmosphere that makes all feel welcome.

Once again the Slateman will be delivered over two days, with the three tri options of the Slateman Sprint, Full and Savage available. Team relay categories are also available for both the Sprint and Full race distances.

This is triathlon is truly unmissable!

£54.95 - £137.50
Sprint • Other • Olympic • Slateman Duathlon
The Pedalcover Slateman Triathlon
MAY12
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Bridport TriathlonBridport, GB

The inaugural Bridport triathlon will be a pool based Triathlon hosted at Bridport leisure centre and will consist of 3 events, we have tried to think about all levels of entry, so if you have never entered a triathlon before and want to have a go, the super-sprint (try a tri) is an option, if you have done triathlons before or if you think you have the fitness to complete a slightly tougher triathlon the the sprint is your option, Don't like swimming then the Duathlon is your option.

And if you dont want to do all three portions of the triathlon then round up some friends and have a go at the team event (One person to do each element, so 3 different people in total).

£30 - £35
Sprint • Duathlon • Super Sprint
Bridport Triathlon
JUN23
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Bosworth TriathlonMarket Bosworth, Leicestershire, GB

Since 1990 this event has been five times host to the National Sprint Championships, and with the perfect venue it is not difficult to see why.

We bring you this novice, sprint, standard and middle distance event in the perfect triathlon venue. The swim takes place in the boating lake with beautiful views over the Leicestershire and Warwickshire countryside. The cycle is on a fast route with quiet and well maintained roads and the final run section circles the lake

6 reviews
£41 - £110
Sprint • Half Ironman • Olympic • Other
Bosworth Triathlon
JUN8
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Wales TriathlonFishguard, GB

The Wales Triathlon will take place in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. Winner of the 220 triathlon awards for best triathlon, the weekend is ideal for new and experienced athletes alike.

The Fishguard Sprint Triathlon will take place in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire with a fast course set in an incredible location.

If you are looking for a race with an enclosed stunning sea swim; sea views, fantastic village support, topped off with one of the most breathtaking scenic runs on the circuit... read on!

£45 - £125
Sprint • Half Ironman
Wales Triathlon
APR14
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Harlech Triathlon & DuathlonHarlech, Gwynedd, GB

Welcome to the new home of the Harlech Triathlon!

Everything you love about the Harlech Triathlon will return better than ever in 2018, including both the Triathlon and Duathlon, the famous 'Storm the Castle' finale, and even the FREE bacon butties at the finish line. All this will be topped with everything you already expect from and Always Aim High event.

Featuring the same stunning cycle route as the triathlon, but sandwiched between two great little run routes, the Harlech duathlon has proven to be a hugely popular race - secure your place early to avoid disappointment!

£38 - £58
Sprint • Harlech Duathlon
Harlech Triathlon & Duathlon
JUL21
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Box End Lake TriathlonBedford, GB

Back for its 4th year! This event will feature sprint and standard distances. The Swim is open water, the Bike course is undulating and the Run course is on grass. Both distances include the Beds and Bucks Club Championships.

The governing body for this event is British Triathlon. This is a mass-start event. All finishing positions will be calculated based on gun time and not chip time. This is a non-draft legal race. This event is suitable for athletes of all abilities.

3 reviews
£58
Sprint • Olympic
Box End Lake Triathlon
SEP1
OFFICIAL PARTNER
West Bay TriathlonWest Bay, Dorset, GB

West Bay is a unique sea side attraction and is the gateway to the Jurassic coast amongst the beautiful Dorset countryside.
It offers extensive play areas to keep adventurous families entertained for hours, and for nature lovers, runners and cyclists, acres of wide open spaces and paths.
With what we hope will be flat sea's, a scenic undulating bike course and testing runs this event is ideal for a late season open water Olympic ,sprint and Super-sprint triathlon.
(Undulating bike and run courses are route specific)

1 reviews
£35
Sprint • Olympic • Duathlon • Swim/Run • Super Sprint
West Bay Triathlon
JUN2
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Swansea TriathlonSwansea, GB

Be part of the sprint distance triathlon in this iconic welsh city. The event is open to both adults and children age 14 and over and has the fantastic finish line atmosphere expected at all of our events.

The Swansea Triathlon course is simply in one of the best locations in the UK. With a calm, safe and spectator friendly swim, picturesque ride and a fast and flat run, this event will take some beating!

£59 - £75
Sprint
Swansea Triathlon
MAR31
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Bicester TriathlonBicester, GB

This is a family, pool-based triathlon with a rural bike around surrounding villages and a traffic-free run. A great intro for novices or a chance for more experienced athletes to lay down a marker!

This particularly spectator-friendly triathlon has the swim section at Bicester and Ploughley Leisure Centre with ample spectator viewing and the run section completely enclosed in Bicester Community College sports ground. The 20km bike route leaves transition at the sports field for a 2 lap circuit of Bicester and surrounding villages including Bucknell and Middleton Stoney.

£18 - £45
Sprint • Other • Aquabike - Sprint
Bicester Triathlon
JUN16
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Stewartby Lake TriathlonStewartby, Central Bedfordshire, GB

Back for its 4th year! This is a mass-start event. All finishing positions will be calculated based on gun time and not chip time. This is a non-draft legal race. The race starts and finishes in the same location at Stewartby Lake near Bedford. The race consisits of an open water swim, an on-road bike leg and a run on paths.

This event is for athletes of all abilities.

1 reviews
£48 - £75
Sprint • Olympic
Stewartby Lake Triathlon
MAY26
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Hertfordshire Triathlon SpringWelwyn Garden City, GB

Sunday May 26th 2019

Back for its fifth year! This event will feature sprint and standard distances. The standard distance triathlon includes the Herts Club Championships.

Anyone can enter this triathlon.

£50 - £85
Sprint • Other
Hertfordshire Triathlon Spring
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly triathlon

If you’re just starting out, the best thing to do would be to book a Super Sprint or Sprint distance triathlon as these are the shortest two. There are lots of different ranges of abilities in triathlon so there’ll always be people actually ‘sprinting’ the Sprint distance but generally Sprints and Super Sprints are the best to get a feel for the sport. You can see the specific distances here.

Different Triathlon event types

Triathlons are an all day affair, so get a group together and go to the pub for lunch afterwards. Our experience is that most events happen in cool areas such as Dorney Lake in Windsor, so it’s a great excuse to escape the city for the day. They draw good crowds, and you’ll always have people cheering you on. Super Sprints tend to be very quick, so depending on your fitness level, you might want to choose a Sprint distance so you have enough time to enjoy each stage of the race. On average, Sprint triathlons will be over and done within 1.45–2 hours so it’ll go by in a flash.

Find the right triathlon for you

It’s important to have the right kit, you need a wetsuit that allows you to move and a good bike. We’ve collected a few of our favourite tris for beginners below, they’re great fun and certainly won’t disappoint. Best of luck from all of us here at LDT.


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