Beginner Friendly Triathlons in Ipswich

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Mersea Island Sprint Triathlon

This unique Sprint Triathlon on the island of Mersea. A sea swim, a smooth cycle and finishing with a beach run. 750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run.

It has become a tradition in this event for each competitor to remain at the finish to cheer each and every participant home.

£39 - £55
Mersea Island Sprint Triathlon
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Gosfield Lake Triathlon

Gosfield Lake Sprint and Standard Triathlons: these are our flagship events at the stunning Gosfield Lake resort and we run two distances to cater for all abilities. The sprint event is a 750M swim, 20Km bike ride of one lap around the lanes followed by an off road (but not cross country) run. The standard distance follows the same route but is 1500M swim, 40Km bike and a 10K run. This race is popular every year and sells out well in advance of its usual closing date.

£35 - £54
Gosfield Lake Triathlon
Clacton Triathlon and Duathlon

Welcome to the Clacton Triathlon Weekend, our 21st Anniversary, in aid of the Brain & Spine Foundation. This is a Charity weekend of events so we ask that you make a real effort to gain sponsorship Please download a Sponsorship Form from our website. The Triathlon Weekend is based in the district of Tendring best known for its seaside resorts of Clacton, Frinton and Walton. It makes an ideal setting for our events, including the now almost unique open water sea swims for the Clacton Triathlons. We hope that you will enjoy yourself over the weekend, and will return September 2019 (with a few friends). The race is sanctioned by British Triathlon and an independent Eastern Region Technical Official will be in attendance.

£12 - £81
Clacton Triathlon and Duathlon
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Autumn Waveney Super Sprint Triathlon

Late season sprint triathlon. The event starts with 16 lengths in the Bungay pool followed by a scenic bike course through the Waveney Valley, returning to the pool after 20km. The run is a short 3.2km out-and-back course. This well-supported event is perfect for a last race of the season for beginners and experienced competitors alike.

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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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