Beginner Friendly Triathlons in Leicester

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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
MAY18
Nottingham Sprint Triathlon

The National Water Sports Centre is the perfect venue for testing yourself on a perfectly flat course where the tempo is high and the competition is fierce (and friendly!)

Whether youre an experienced athlete looking for a fast time over the sprint distance, or youre a novice competitor looking for a safe and friendly venue for your first open water triathlon, then the Nottingham Triathlon is the perfect event.

The arena type venue with an overlooking grandstand, blaring PA, electric atmosphere and big crowds will push you beyond what you think you're capable of. Whether it is your first triathlon or you are trying to qualify for the national Age-Group squad, we guarantee you will enjoy the fully closed road-circuit style race and the extra support that brings with it.

The swim takes place in the regatta lake, with a simple out and back course, followed by four laps of the perimeter lake on the bike. Dont forget the wind, which can push you back one way, but also propel you at high speeds in the opposite direction. The run covers on and off road sections before taking you past the cheering grandstand to the finishing line.

This fantastic venue offers camping and ample car-parking, making it the perfect event to bring the family to, as they'll get to see you swim, bike and run as well as have the opportunity to enjoy the park environment and various activities on site. There are two main cafes on site, changing and shower facilities and very easy access to Nottingham city centre just two miles down the road.

13 reviews
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Nottingham Sprint Triathlon

Blotts Country Club and Holme PI, Adbolton Ln, Nottingham NG12 2LU, UKView event
13 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The National Water Sports Centre is the perfect venue for testing yourself on a perfectly flat course where the tempo is high and the competition is fierce (and friendly!)

Whether youre an experienced athlete looking for a fast time over the sprint distance, or youre a novice competitor looking for a safe and friendly venue for your first open water triathlon, then the Nottingham Triathlon is the perfect event.

The arena type venue with an overlooking grandstand, blaring PA, electric atmosphere and big crowds will push you beyond what you think you're capable of. Whether it is your first triathlon or you are trying to qualify for the national Age-Group squad, we guarantee you will enjoy the fully closed road-circuit style race and the extra support that brings with it.

The swim takes place in the regatta lake, with a simple out and back course, followed by four laps of the perimeter lake on the bike. Dont forget the wind, which can push you back one way, but also propel you at high speeds in the opposite direction. The run covers on and off road sections before taking you past the cheering grandstand to the finishing line.

This fantastic venue offers camping and ample car-parking, making it the perfect event to bring the family to, as they'll get to see you swim, bike and run as well as have the opportunity to enjoy the park environment and various activities on site. There are two main cafes on site, changing and shower facilities and very easy access to Nottingham city centre just two miles down the road.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    loved the race from the very beginning. quite fast
  • Did the event in 2018

    my second time at Nottingham sprint and this year it was an ETU qualifier, so Everyman and his disc wheel and pointy helmet was here.The water was lovely and warm, perfect conditions. The organisers do a fantastic job and the set up Is fabulous. The bike course is 4 laps of the 2k lake, so just under 20k. Closed roads, flat and straight...don’t forget to save something in the tank for the 1 loop 5k run of the lake before hitting the red carpet finish.
  • Did the event in 2017

    I first raced this event in 2015 as a qualifier and enjoyed the event. The field was much smaller with it not being a qualifier this year, shame as its a great event and run well (like all OSB events).  OSB events always run smoothly and are well organised which is exactly what you want on race day. Swim was chilly (about 14 degrees), one large loop and nice wave sizes so there wasnt as much violence in the swim as most open water swim starts. The bike was 4 laps round the lake, surface isnt great but its still a nice fast flat circuit. The run is a flat and fairly fast but draining when you feel like your not getting closer to the finish as you can see it for almost all the 5km run as its one lap round the lake. Nice atmosphere and the event was run smoothly start to finish despite the awful weather. Also a great event for spectators as you get to see all the swim, 4 times on the bike and can see on the run so get to watch most the race. Would recommend to all ability athletes.
£58 - £68
Nottingham Sprint Triathlon
JUN15
Registration Perks
Accenture World Triathlon Nottingham

In 2018, a packed crowd witnessed Team USA take the gold ahead of Great Britain at the inaugural Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham. 19 international quartets had decended on the city, all racing in search of Olympic qualification points as part of the World Triathlon Mixed Relay series, just two days before they headed north to take on the British leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Leeds.

International quartets will once again return to the banks of the River Trent on Saturday 15 June 2019, as the battle continues for qualification points to secure a place on the start line as Triathlon Mixed Relay makes its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games. But the event is not all about the elite action with over 200 Age-Group and GO TRI first time triathletes having celebrated their blue carpet moment last year, the 2019 event welcomes the British Age-Group Sprint Distance Championships to the schedule creating opportunities at all levels of the sport to take part in the action across a range of event distances.

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Accenture World Triathlon Nottingham

Victoria Embankment, Nottingham, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

In 2018, a packed crowd witnessed Team USA take the gold ahead of Great Britain at the inaugural Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Nottingham. 19 international quartets had decended on the city, all racing in search of Olympic qualification points as part of the World Triathlon Mixed Relay series, just two days before they headed north to take on the British leg of the ITU World Triathlon Series in Leeds.

International quartets will once again return to the banks of the River Trent on Saturday 15 June 2019, as the battle continues for qualification points to secure a place on the start line as Triathlon Mixed Relay makes its Olympic debut at the Tokyo 2020 Games. But the event is not all about the elite action with over 200 Age-Group and GO TRI first time triathletes having celebrated their blue carpet moment last year, the 2019 event welcomes the British Age-Group Sprint Distance Championships to the schedule creating opportunities at all levels of the sport to take part in the action across a range of event distances.

£25 - £70
Accenture World Triathlon Nottingham
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
SEP29
East Leake Triathlon (End of Season)

The friendly atmosphere makes East Leake Triathlon a superb event for the first timer (each event we have over 150 first timers), whilst the fast flat course and distance makes for an excellent end to the season. Timing chips will be used, enabling you to view your time crossing the finish line and provide full accurate results/splits on the day.

1 reviews
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East Leake Triathlon (End of Season)

Michael Lloyd Enterprises, Lantern Ln, East Leake, Loughborough LE12 6QN, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The friendly atmosphere makes East Leake Triathlon a superb event for the first timer (each event we have over 150 first timers), whilst the fast flat course and distance makes for an excellent end to the season. Timing chips will be used, enabling you to view your time crossing the finish line and provide full accurate results/splits on the day.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2016

    after completing my first ever triathlon here, it was time to banish my demons. The bike course was a different route, still on the rough road surfaces, not straight into a head wind. The run is an out and back affair with 3 laps, so plenty of people about
£30 - £45
East Leake Triathlon (End of Season)
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
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
SEP15
Derby Pool Triathlon

DERBY TRIATHLON is aimed at all levels of fitness and ability, whether its your first triathlon or you are the next Olympic hopeful. Last year we had an increase in first time competitors, with 55% of the field being new to the great fun sport of triathlon.

You can enter as an individual and complete all three disciplines on your own, the relay event with friends or colleagues and enjoy the race as a team or the corporate event where each team member completes the full triathlon.

1 reviews
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Derby Pool Triathlon

54, Etwall, Derby DE65, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

DERBY TRIATHLON is aimed at all levels of fitness and ability, whether its your first triathlon or you are the next Olympic hopeful. Last year we had an increase in first time competitors, with 55% of the field being new to the great fun sport of triathlon.

You can enter as an individual and complete all three disciplines on your own, the relay event with friends or colleagues and enjoy the race as a team or the corporate event where each team member completes the full triathlon.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2016

    Superbly organised event from booking from online booking(very late decision from me)to the finish.Pre race information is very thorough and points you in the direction of where to park and then an easy walk to the registration tent(registration was painless).Swim in the leisure centre pool again directions from the organisers are excellent and then a run to transition.Bike course is easy to navigate with left turns or roundabouts and well marked and marshalled(all very encouraging)Run is an out and back with a small rise to test the legs as you come out of transition, again well signed,marshalled(Derby tri club)and supported,with a small downhill to finish.both years there have been a wide variety of competitors and I'd recommend for anyone looking to complete a first triathlon.
£21 - £49
Derby Pool 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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