Beginner Friendly Triathlons in Coventry

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MAY19
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Stratford Triathlon 2019
Stratford-upon-Avon, West Midlands, United Kingdom

The Stratford Triathlon is a fun but challenging event based at Stratford Leisure and Visitor Centre in the picturesque and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Now in it's 20th year the event has seen thousands of competitors take on the challenge of swim, bike and run with a fun & friendly atmosphere and great support from the cheering crowds. 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!

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Stratford Triathlon 2019

Stratford Leisure Centre, 11 Warwick Cres, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6YP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Stratford Triathlon is a fun but challenging event based at Stratford Leisure and Visitor Centre in the picturesque and historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Now in it's 20th year the event has seen thousands of competitors take on the challenge of swim, bike and run with a fun & friendly atmosphere and great support from the cheering crowds. 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!

£59.95 - £64.95
Stratford Triathlon 2019
JUN23
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Bosworth Triathlon
Market Bosworth, East Midlands, United Kingdom

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

9 reviews
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Bosworth Triathlon

Bosworth Water Trust, Wellsborough Rd, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13 6PD, UKView event
9 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

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

Reviews
  • Did the Middle in 2018

    I think the organisers should've said the swim MAY be non wetsuit. I brought mine with me just in case but lots didn't. There wasn't much support from Marshalls on the bike route, one on a tight corner sat in his car the whole time literally paying no attention to the race. Another I told a competitor needed assistance, the Marshall didn't seem to know what to do. To top it all off the run was over a mile short? Couldn't we have added an extra lap?
  • Did the Sprint in 2018

    Very late start meant family hanging around longer also messed with pre race nutrition. Transition not very organized with regards to bike racking. Very poor.
  • Did the Olympic in 2018

    The note about it being a non wet suit swim was confusing and if you had said it 'may' be a non wet suit swim then all those who didn't bring theirs may have done, I did have mine.
£41 - £110
Bosworth Triathlon
OCT6
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Brackley Triathlon

Now approaching its 8th year this family friendly triathlon has the swim section at the new simming pool at Brackley Leisure Centre with transition area immediately outside. Family pool based triathlon with enclosed junior events and an adult rural bike around surrounding villages with attractive offsite & fully enclosed traffic free bike and run.

Adults choose a one or two lap 14 or 28km bike course and a one or two lap 2.5 or 5km run course, both taking in the beauty of Brackley and surrounding villages and countryside.

Sprint distance Aquabike. Swim and bike only option for the sprint distance. Those opting for the aquabike complete the course as normal but head straight for the finish after the bike section.

1 reviews
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Brackley Triathlon

Springfield Way, Brackley NN13, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

Now approaching its 8th year this family friendly triathlon has the swim section at the new simming pool at Brackley Leisure Centre with transition area immediately outside. Family pool based triathlon with enclosed junior events and an adult rural bike around surrounding villages with attractive offsite & fully enclosed traffic free bike and run.

Adults choose a one or two lap 14 or 28km bike course and a one or two lap 2.5 or 5km run course, both taking in the beauty of Brackley and surrounding villages and countryside.

Sprint distance Aquabike. Swim and bike only option for the sprint distance. Those opting for the aquabike complete the course as normal but head straight for the finish after the bike section.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2014

    this was my very first tri, my love for Tri was as a result of the lovely event, well organised and the local feel encapsulated meswim leg in the school pool, following onto a great cycle leg through the countryside, undulating in parts, the marshals perform a sterling job, to keep you safe run leg is well marked out as you follow the school field, technical and well supported the team do very well to organised these events,
£18 - £55
Brackley Triathlon
SEP1
Southam Triathlon – Autumn

Our triathlon is a sprint length event, starting at 8am for both the Spring & Autumn events with the swim at Southam Leisure Centre / Southam College there is plenty of parking in the staff car park but this will be shut off during the race. Another car park can be found to the right and rear of the college which would give you a quicker get-away. The event will be timed and tracked by Stuweb so expect to see your stats on the TV Screen after you have finished the event.

We have introduced a biking element for the children giving rise to our Jnr Triathlon for them to take part in. We have also moved the event to the Sunday to take advantage of the timing equipment that will already be in use for the adults, so you will be getting full race splits for swim/bike/run and the transition times too.

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Southam Triathlon – Autumn

59 Welsh Rd W, Southam CV47, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Our triathlon is a sprint length event, starting at 8am for both the Spring & Autumn events with the swim at Southam Leisure Centre / Southam College there is plenty of parking in the staff car park but this will be shut off during the race. Another car park can be found to the right and rear of the college which would give you a quicker get-away. The event will be timed and tracked by Stuweb so expect to see your stats on the TV Screen after you have finished the event.

We have introduced a biking element for the children giving rise to our Jnr Triathlon for them to take part in. We have also moved the event to the Sunday to take advantage of the timing equipment that will already be in use for the adults, so you will be getting full race splits for swim/bike/run and the transition times too.

£17.50 - £51
Southam Triathlon – Autumn
SEP8
The Viridian Daventry Triathlon

The Viridian Daventry Triathlon is back for 2017, with the same great bike and run course, friendly Rugby Triathlon club support and amazing goodies and medal, courtesy of our main sponsor Viridian. We've moved to the 17th September for 2017, to make sure there are no local clashes - looking forward to seeing you.

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The Viridian Daventry Triathlon

32 Tavern Ln, Daventry NN11 4XF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Viridian Daventry Triathlon is back for 2017, with the same great bike and run course, friendly Rugby Triathlon club support and amazing goodies and medal, courtesy of our main sponsor Viridian. We've moved to the 17th September for 2017, to make sure there are no local clashes - looking forward to seeing you.

£30.50 - £52
The Viridian Daventry Triathlon
AUG25
Coalville Triathlon

The Coalville Triathlon is aimed at all levels of fitness and ability, the shorter distance option makes this event perfect for someone that taking in their first event. Whether it's your first triathlon or you are trying to improve on your previous performance .

This is the first year for the Coalville Triathlon and we are running the event to encourage people to take on the challenge of this great sport.

You can enter the event as an individual and complete all three disciplines over the standard or shorter distance, or as a relay team with friends or colleagues.

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Coalville Triathlon

Hermitage Leisure Center, Silver St, Whitwick, Coalville LE67 5EU, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Coalville Triathlon is aimed at all levels of fitness and ability, the shorter distance option makes this event perfect for someone that taking in their first event. Whether it's your first triathlon or you are trying to improve on your previous performance .

This is the first year for the Coalville Triathlon and we are running the event to encourage people to take on the challenge of this great sport.

You can enter the event as an individual and complete all three disciplines over the standard or shorter distance, or as a relay team with friends or colleagues.

£19 - £59
Coalville Triathlon
SEP1
Harborough Triathlon
Market Harborough, East Midlands, United Kingdom

A pool based, beginner friendly triathlon with something for everyone. Sprint and Try-a-Tri distances with both options available as a relay too. New last year, the Bridge distance is back. It's designed to be the next step for triathletes that haven't quite got the confidence to go for a standard distance yet. There is also a fiercely competed inter-club championship, 4 to score. Brutal bike route and super fast, flat run course.

10 reviews
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Harborough Triathlon

Torch Way, Market Harborough LE16 9HL, UKView event
10 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

A pool based, beginner friendly triathlon with something for everyone. Sprint and Try-a-Tri distances with both options available as a relay too. New last year, the Bridge distance is back. It's designed to be the next step for triathletes that haven't quite got the confidence to go for a standard distance yet. There is also a fiercely competed inter-club championship, 4 to score. Brutal bike route and super fast, flat run course.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    Having competed in the Harborough Tri in 3 of its first 4 years, this year I volunteered to marshal - to give something back, which enabled me to see things 'from the other side'. The event coordination is superb - something you appreciate more when volunteering to see the attention to detail that the organisers place on all the pre-event preparations and volunteer briefings. Being out on the bike course and able to see every competitor coming past was really interesting to see the huge variety of competitors that this event attracts - at all 3 distances, from those out on their 'weekend bike' trying out a triathlon for the first time to those riding the latest hi-tech equipment and speeding past as they push for the best times. I look forward to next year when I'll be back - either competing or volunteering. Keep up the good work.
  • Did the event in 2018

    It's my first year doing triathlons and therefore my first visit to this event. I was impressed by how well marshalled the bike course was, a marshall on every turn (not just a sign like at some other events) and at technical elements (some sharp bends) was really reassuring and gave confidence to tackle the course to the best of my ability.

    the run course is through a playing field and then out into a housing estate, at first this doesn't sound to appealing but the marshals where very encouraging and many locals had set up outside their homes with banners and sweets and cheered everyone on.

    Overall it is a lovely event, well organised, well marshalled and great for a first timer or someone chasing pb's.

    Thankyou

  • Did the event in 2018

    Great local triathlon for all abilities especially beginners
£40
Harborough Triathlon
SEP1
Black Country Triathletes - Sprint Triathlon

The swim is held at Ounsdale Leisure Centre in a heated 25m pool. Athletes need to complete 16 lengths of the pool.

The bike course is on open urban and rural roads on South Staffordshire and in parts is undulating.

The run course is all off road on flat straight trails and is a single lap course.

Transition is secured and marshalled where you will be able to rack your bike and equipment before your allocated start time.

1 reviews
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Black Country Triathletes - Sprint Triathlon

wombrook court, Walk Ln, Wombourne, Wolverhampton WV5 9AA, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The swim is held at Ounsdale Leisure Centre in a heated 25m pool. Athletes need to complete 16 lengths of the pool.

The bike course is on open urban and rural roads on South Staffordshire and in parts is undulating.

The run course is all off road on flat straight trails and is a single lap course.

Transition is secured and marshalled where you will be able to rack your bike and equipment before your allocated start time.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    As my first triathlon, it was fair to say I was very nervous but was put completely at ease from the minute I checked in.Fantasic event and one I will be back to in April!
£33.50 - £36.50
Black Country Triathletes - Sprint Triathlon
JUN16
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Birmingham Triathlon
Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom

In the centre of the country and served by excellent road links the fabulous venue of Sutton Park will continue to be the setting for our Birmingham Triathlon, giving a perfect setting for a memorable triathlon experience.

If you want to Tri a Triathlon or are an experienced triathlete we have created a 'Triathlon Experience' for everyone to enjoy with distances and challenges for novice through to pro. Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the captivating scenery, using an accessible network of paths.

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!

21 reviews
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Birmingham Triathlon

58 Stonehouse Rd, Sutton Coldfield B73 6LJ, UKView event
21 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

In the centre of the country and served by excellent road links the fabulous venue of Sutton Park will continue to be the setting for our Birmingham Triathlon, giving a perfect setting for a memorable triathlon experience.

If you want to Tri a Triathlon or are an experienced triathlete we have created a 'Triathlon Experience' for everyone to enjoy with distances and challenges for novice through to pro. Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the captivating scenery, using an accessible network of paths.

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!

Reviews
  • Did the Sprint & Relay in 2018

    On the instructions it says cycle on the right, pass on the left. This was changed in the brief to ride on the left, pass on the right.needs clarification.
  • Did the event in 2017

    The race organisation was excellent and the location was great for my first Olympic distance event. I would have rated the course higher. We warned about the pot holes but was shocked at the number of people who came off their bike. I took care through the chicance as per marshall's advice.I was thrilled with my sub 3 hour time, I didn't mind the laps as it was great for spectators (didn't approve of people walking their dog down the middle of the course!) and scenary was nice. However as this was my 1st event of this distance you can imagine my disappointment to discover that the Bike course and Run course came up short. I feel slighly cheated that to be advertised as an Olympic distance it was actually sub 40km and 10km respectively. I would have preferred for the course to be longer (additional lap) if that ensured the full distance. Otherwise I would participate again :)

    Organiser replied:
    Hi Daniel Thank you for taking the time out to review The Birmingham Triathlon and thank you for your comments. The bike course: I hope you heard in the race brief, we are trying desperately hard to get it resurfaced with Birmingham City Council, I have had countless meetings and email conversations with them but to date they are saying they do not have the funds. Its very hard for us to take sometimes because we know it is such a great race. Spectators, well they can be a pain where ever you go, I know when I take part in events. The bike course is slightly shorter than 40k for the reason and recommendations from BT, the turn by the Jamboree Stone was made shorter on safety grounds, I will address this for next year. As for the run course, well that should have been spot on, I measured it with our GPS and measuring wheel. Also here is a link to the website we use for measuring courses: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23534605 Thank you Daniel and we hope to see you at our events in 2018 :)
  • Did the event in 2017

    Not fantastic but a good race for starters

    Organiser replied:
    Hi Hugo Thank you for taking the time out to review the Birmingham Triathlon. We hope to see you again soon.
£64.95 - £69.95
Birmingham Triathlon

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Triathlons

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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