Beginner Friendly Triathlons in Luton

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MAY26
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Hertfordshire Triathlon Spring
Welwyn Garden City, East of England, United Kingdom

This event will feature sprint and standard distances. The standard distance triathlon includes the Herts Club Championships. The race consists of an open water swim, an on-road bike leg and a run on grass. Anyone can enter this triathlon.

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Hertfordshire Triathlon Spring

Longcroft Green, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This event will feature sprint and standard distances. The standard distance triathlon includes the Herts Club Championships. The race consists of an open water swim, an on-road bike leg and a run on grass. Anyone can enter this triathlon.

Booking Closed
Hertfordshire Triathlon Spring
JUN16
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Stewartby Lake 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. The race starts and finishes in the same location at Stewartby Lake near Bedford. The race consists of an open water swim, an on-road bike leg and a run on paths.

This event is for athletes of all abilities.

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Stewartby Lake Triathlon

Stewartby Railway Station, Stewartby, Bedford MK43 9LZ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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 consists of an open water swim, an on-road bike leg and a run on paths.

This event is for athletes of all abilities.

£48 - £75
Stewartby Lake Triathlon
JUL21
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Box End Lake Triathlon

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.

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Box End Lake Triathlon

Box End Rd, Bedford MK43, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£48 - £58
Box End Lake Triathlon
JUN8
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Dorney Triathlon (plus 5K, 10K, and Half)

We are excited to announce the return of Dorney Triathlon in 2019. Join us at Dorney Lake; home to London 2012s rowing and canoeing events for a sprint or standard distance triathlon. The purpose built lake is perfect for the swim and the flat grounds lend themselves to a totally flat bike and run course, ideal for chasing down a new personal best!

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Dorney Triathlon (plus 5K, 10K, and Half)

Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are excited to announce the return of Dorney Triathlon in 2019. Join us at Dorney Lake; home to London 2012s rowing and canoeing events for a sprint or standard distance triathlon. The purpose built lake is perfect for the swim and the flat grounds lend themselves to a totally flat bike and run course, ideal for chasing down a new personal best!

£18 - £58
Dorney Triathlon (plus 5K, 10K, and Half)
JUL14
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The Fugitive Triathlon

The Fugitive 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.

This is the 10th year of the Fugitive 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.

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The Fugitive Triathlon

Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Fugitive 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.

This is the 10th year of the Fugitive 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.

£45 - £125
The Fugitive Triathlon
SEP1
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Box End Triathlon

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.

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Box End Triathlon

Bedford MK43 8RN, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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.

£45 - £85
Box End Triathlon
AUG4
Registration Perks
Dorney Lake - Olympic & Sprint Triathlon - August

Set at the spectacular, flat and smooth-surfaced Dorney Lake, near Windsor, the course takes onto the lake and around the perimeter of the water for the cycle and run. With fuel and water stations and chip-timed results we try and make it as easy as possible to get your pacing right so that you can focus on your race and get the best possible time.

Super fast course - perfect for beginners or intermediates. Anyone can enter this triathlon.

Dorney Lake is ideally placed, being within very easy reach of London, Heathrow Airport, the M4 corridor and the M3, M25 and M40 motorways. It is well-served too by the rail network.

Location: Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, SL4 6QP

Date: 17/06/18

Start time: 8am (Olympic) / 9am (Sprint)

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Dorney Lake - Olympic & Sprint Triathlon - August

Dorney Lake Boathouse, Court Ln, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Set at the spectacular, flat and smooth-surfaced Dorney Lake, near Windsor, the course takes onto the lake and around the perimeter of the water for the cycle and run. With fuel and water stations and chip-timed results we try and make it as easy as possible to get your pacing right so that you can focus on your race and get the best possible time.

Super fast course - perfect for beginners or intermediates. Anyone can enter this triathlon.

Dorney Lake is ideally placed, being within very easy reach of London, Heathrow Airport, the M4 corridor and the M3, M25 and M40 motorways. It is well-served too by the rail network.

Location: Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, SL4 6QP

Date: 17/06/18

Start time: 8am (Olympic) / 9am (Sprint)

£77 - £90
Dorney Lake - Olympic & Sprint Triathlon - August
JUN2
Hercules Festival of Sport – Northwood Run

Our Northwood Festival of Sport is set in the stunning grounds of Merchant Taylors School. With its rich, 450-year history, the grounds provide a spectacular backdrop to what is our most outstanding event yet.

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Hercules Festival of Sport – Northwood Run

Merchant Taylors' School, Sandy Lodge, Moor Park, Northwood HA6 2HT, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Our Northwood Festival of Sport is set in the stunning grounds of Merchant Taylors School. With its rich, 450-year history, the grounds provide a spectacular backdrop to what is our most outstanding event yet.

£5 - £35
Hercules Festival of Sport – Northwood Run
JUL14
The Mayor’s City Sprint Triathlon

Join us for this physical test of endurance, strength, and stamina, which is being organized jointly by Everyone Active and Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

The Mayor's City Sprint Triathlon will take place on Sunday 17 June 2018.

Take part in the 5km cycle (on indoor stationary cycling machines), 200m swim (8 lengths), and 3km offGroup shot of cyclists at the Mayor's Triathlon 2014 road run.

If you don't fancy taking on all three disciplines yourself, a relay option is available so you can share the load in a team of up to three.

Entrants must be 10 years or over and meet the minimum height requirement of 5ft (for the bike) All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

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The Mayor’s City Sprint Triathlon

Westminster Lodge, Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 2DL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for this physical test of endurance, strength, and stamina, which is being organized jointly by Everyone Active and Rennie Grove Hospice Care.

The Mayor's City Sprint Triathlon will take place on Sunday 17 June 2018.

Take part in the 5km cycle (on indoor stationary cycling machines), 200m swim (8 lengths), and 3km offGroup shot of cyclists at the Mayor's Triathlon 2014 road run.

If you don't fancy taking on all three disciplines yourself, a relay option is available so you can share the load in a team of up to three.

Entrants must be 10 years or over and meet the minimum height requirement of 5ft (for the bike) All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult.

AUD $50
The Mayor’s City Sprint Triathlon
AUG18
Hertfordshire Triathlon Summer
Welwyn Garden City, East of England, United Kingdom

This event will feature sprint and standard distances. The standard distance triathlon includes the Herts Club Championships.

Anyone can enter this triathlon.

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Hertfordshire Triathlon Summer

Unnamed Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XF, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This event will feature sprint and standard distances. The standard distance triathlon includes the Herts Club Championships.

Anyone can enter this triathlon.

£50
Hertfordshire Triathlon Summer
JUN16
Royal Windsor Triathlon

27 years and counting! Awarded the BTFs Event of the Year a remarkable seven times, the Royal Windsor Triathlon is one of the best Olympic distance triathlons in the UK. The triathlon celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, and has stood the test of time with its quality delivery, stunning location and great event village.

For the first time, in 2017 the triathlon was known as the Royal Windsor Triathlon, which coincided with a stunning new run course taking place on royal grounds! Participants have the chance to run in Windsor Great Park along the spectacular Long Walk in the shadow of iconic Windsor Castle.

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Royal Windsor Triathlon

Mountbatten Square, Windsor SL4 1SX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

27 years and counting! Awarded the BTFs Event of the Year a remarkable seven times, the Royal Windsor Triathlon is one of the best Olympic distance triathlons in the UK. The triathlon celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, and has stood the test of time with its quality delivery, stunning location and great event village.

For the first time, in 2017 the triathlon was known as the Royal Windsor Triathlon, which coincided with a stunning new run course taking place on royal grounds! Participants have the chance to run in Windsor Great Park along the spectacular Long Walk in the shadow of iconic Windsor Castle.

£89
Royal Windsor Triathlon
SEP7
Woburn Abbey Triathlon

tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon, set in one of the most spectacular locations in Bedfordshire. One of the UKs most loved triathlons, it has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled family experience. Highlights of the event include stunning views of The Abbey and deer park, great event village and the stunning cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Woburn. Now in its 9th year, tri for life has raised over 2m for its charity partners. In 2016, we raised money for Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital and Melanoma Focus.

2016 saw the event take a leap into becoming of the UKs largest triathlons with the event expanding to two days of racing and the introduction of a new half iron distance.

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Woburn Abbey Triathlon

Woburn Abbey, Milton Keynes MK17 9PG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

tri for life presents The Woburn Abbey Triathlon, set in one of the most spectacular locations in Bedfordshire. One of the UKs most loved triathlons, it has become famed for its iconic venue and unrivalled family experience. Highlights of the event include stunning views of The Abbey and deer park, great event village and the stunning cycle route through the picturesque roads surrounding Woburn. Now in its 9th year, tri for life has raised over 2m for its charity partners. In 2016, we raised money for Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital and Melanoma Focus.

2016 saw the event take a leap into becoming of the UKs largest triathlons with the event expanding to two days of racing and the introduction of a new half iron distance.

£110
Woburn Abbey Triathlon
JUN29
BananaMan Triathlon

The BananaMan Triathlon is back. There are a total of SIX different takes on the triathlon theme which means there is something for everyone (males and females alike BananaMen and BananaWomen) and anyone who wants to swim, bike and run in the UKs most Bananas multisport event! Whether you get a triathlon taster with the Banana Split or take on the Whole Banana, theres something for all abilities and ages.

The BananaMan Triathlon is all about getting involved in as many different ways as possible and to help you rope your friends, family and enemies in, theres a relay option, the Bunch of Bananas Relay.

Extra points for anyone who wears yellow on the day!

EVENT BENEFITS

- Iconic Olympic venue

- Clean, calm lake waters

- Fast, flat closed road bike and run course

- Suitable for all abilities

- Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere

EVENT INCLUDES

- Finishers medal

- Free bananas for all!

- Free Parking

- Electronic chip timing

- Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

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BananaMan Triathlon

Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The BananaMan Triathlon is back. There are a total of SIX different takes on the triathlon theme which means there is something for everyone (males and females alike BananaMen and BananaWomen) and anyone who wants to swim, bike and run in the UKs most Bananas multisport event! Whether you get a triathlon taster with the Banana Split or take on the Whole Banana, theres something for all abilities and ages.

The BananaMan Triathlon is all about getting involved in as many different ways as possible and to help you rope your friends, family and enemies in, theres a relay option, the Bunch of Bananas Relay.

Extra points for anyone who wears yellow on the day!

EVENT BENEFITS

- Iconic Olympic venue

- Clean, calm lake waters

- Fast, flat closed road bike and run course

- Suitable for all abilities

- Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere

EVENT INCLUDES

- Finishers medal

- Free bananas for all!

- Free Parking

- Electronic chip timing

- Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

£53 - £62.50
BananaMan Triathlon
SEP22
Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans

Set in the historic Roman town of St. Albans, our Hercules Festival of Sport will once again be a wonderful event and an ideal end to your season.

Our swim events will take place in the new stunning Westminster Lodge pool, which boasts state of the art facilities. Our run takes place within the beautiful Verulamium Park and bike routes take place in the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside.

Alongside challenging courses for multisport events, we have designed the line up for the Festival of Sport to offer something for the whole family, including a Scootathon for the budding kid Olympians. The exceptional facilities of Westminster Lodge provide everything that athletes could wish for and the surroundings of Veralamium Park provide excellent spectating opportunities for your friends and family to participate also; so sign them up!

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Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans

Verulamium Park, 1 St Peter's St, St Albans AL3 4SL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Set in the historic Roman town of St. Albans, our Hercules Festival of Sport will once again be a wonderful event and an ideal end to your season.

Our swim events will take place in the new stunning Westminster Lodge pool, which boasts state of the art facilities. Our run takes place within the beautiful Verulamium Park and bike routes take place in the surrounding Hertfordshire countryside.

Alongside challenging courses for multisport events, we have designed the line up for the Festival of Sport to offer something for the whole family, including a Scootathon for the budding kid Olympians. The exceptional facilities of Westminster Lodge provide everything that athletes could wish for and the surroundings of Veralamium Park provide excellent spectating opportunities for your friends and family to participate also; so sign them up!

£15 - £55
Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans
AUG4
Cowman

The Cowman is our flagship event and has been going since 2003. The event offers 3 different distances: The Cowman which is a half distance triathlon, The Calfman which is half of The Cowman and The Stampede you guessed it, half of The Calfman. This year we will once again be bringing the ranch back to the beautiful location of Emberton Country Park, so there will be Cowhands rather than marshals, brand plates instead of medals and other surprises along the way.

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Cowman

Emberton Country Park, Olney Rd, Olney, Emberton, Olney MK46 5FJ, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Cowman is our flagship event and has been going since 2003. The event offers 3 different distances: The Cowman which is a half distance triathlon, The Calfman which is half of The Cowman and The Stampede you guessed it, half of The Calfman. This year we will once again be bringing the ranch back to the beautiful location of Emberton Country Park, so there will be Cowhands rather than marshals, brand plates instead of medals and other surprises along the way.

£50 - £135
Cowman
JUL6
Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon

The Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon is a new triathlon specifically designed for Private Equity, Venture Capital, Professional Services (e.g. banks, credit managers, accountants, lawyers, consultants & hedge funds) and Portfolio companies.

The race promises to feed your competitive spirit with plenty of inter-company and inter-industry competition followed by a barbeque giving you the perfect opportunity to compare race times with your peers. With kids races built into the day, it combines a family day out with an opportunity to network with people from the industry.

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Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon

Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon is a new triathlon specifically designed for Private Equity, Venture Capital, Professional Services (e.g. banks, credit managers, accountants, lawyers, consultants & hedge funds) and Portfolio companies.

The race promises to feed your competitive spirit with plenty of inter-company and inter-industry competition followed by a barbeque giving you the perfect opportunity to compare race times with your peers. With kids races built into the day, it combines a family day out with an opportunity to network with people from the industry.

£150 - £300
Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon
SEP15
Season Finale Triathlon

The Season Finale is the ideal way to finish our year at Dorney Lake, giving you a final chance to take on our fast and flat course in 2018. This is the perfect event for triathletes of all abilities, from first-timers to veterans. Theres a range of distances available, including the return of the popular duathlon, and the younger members of the family can join the fun too with childrens race options.

Expect a feel-good atmosphere with the fastest times of the year being challenged throughout the day, and the quickest finishers for 2018 in each discipline revealed.

EVENT BENEFITS

- Iconic Olympic venue

- Clean, calm lake waters

- Fast, flat closed road bike and run course

- A chance to test your fitness at the end of the season

- Suitable for all abilities

- Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere

- A pre-event Scootathlon for age 4 8 years

- Mates Waves provides the opportunity to race with your friends regardless of age or gender

EVENT INCLUDES

- Free Parking

- Electronic chip timing

- Finishers medal

- Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

Details

Season Finale Triathlon

Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Season Finale is the ideal way to finish our year at Dorney Lake, giving you a final chance to take on our fast and flat course in 2018. This is the perfect event for triathletes of all abilities, from first-timers to veterans. Theres a range of distances available, including the return of the popular duathlon, and the younger members of the family can join the fun too with childrens race options.

Expect a feel-good atmosphere with the fastest times of the year being challenged throughout the day, and the quickest finishers for 2018 in each discipline revealed.

EVENT BENEFITS

- Iconic Olympic venue

- Clean, calm lake waters

- Fast, flat closed road bike and run course

- A chance to test your fitness at the end of the season

- Suitable for all abilities

- Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere

- A pre-event Scootathlon for age 4 8 years

- Mates Waves provides the opportunity to race with your friends regardless of age or gender

EVENT INCLUDES

- Free Parking

- Electronic chip timing

- Finishers medal

- Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

£19 - £99
Season Finale Triathlon
MAY26
Registration Perks
Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon

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 and is 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.

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Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon

Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

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 and is 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.

Booking Closed
Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint 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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