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    ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships Qualifier
    Sun 19th May
    £69
    1 review
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    ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships Qualifier

    Unnamed Road, Windsor SL4, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    With a 750m swim, a safe closed-roads 21.2km bike course followed by a 5km run course up and down the lake, this is probably the flattest triathlon in the UK.

    This event is a qualifying race for the ETU Sprint Distance European Championships in 2020. The level of interest in competing for the Great Britain Age-Group team at ETU European Championships is higher than ever, so join fellow aspiring team members and race to earn the right to wear the Great Britain tri-suit.

    If youd rather not pit yourself against the best of the triathlon field, just come down to race at the Eton Sprints Weekend against other like-minded triathletes on a fast, flat course with a great atmosphere.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2017

      As a qualifier there were far too many people in the waves. I didn't speak to anyone who had a good thing to say about the swim. The first buoy was also a pinch point and caused a lot of athletes to have their worst swim ever!
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    Dorney Triathlon (plus 5K, 10K, and Half)
    Sat 8th Jun
    £18 - £58
    5 reviews
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    Dorney Triathlon (plus 5K, 10K, and Half)

    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
    5 reviews
    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!

    Reviews
    • Did the Sprint in 2018

      Really enjoyable, good venue, easy to get to, close transitions and very flat so PB friendly
    • Did the 10K in 2018

      The race was managed very well except there could have been another water station at the other end of the lake... it was very hot and there is no shade so an extra drink would of helped.Thanks
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      Excellent race, really well organised and great atmosphere. Lovely scenic setting and totally flat Course! Also great to go to a race where you then also dont have to pay more to park and there arent annoying rules about using headphones.10/10 and look forward to doing it again :)
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    The Fugitive Triathlon
    Sun 14th Jul
    £45 - £125
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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.

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    Dorney Lake - Olympic & Sprint Triathlon - August
    Sun 4th Aug
    £77 - £90
    6 reviews
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    Dorney Lake - Olympic & Sprint Triathlon - August

    Dorney Lake Boathouse, Court Ln, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QP, UKView event
    6 reviews
    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)

    Reviews
    • Did the Olympic in 2018

      It was my first olympic distance tri, I was pleased not to be battling waves and swell. Good atmosphere, some pretty serious racers were there probably for the flat course, but plenty of first timers too. This is a lap-heavy race, but at least you can't get lost. Well organised and good for spectators as you can see all the racing from one spot apart from the back straight on the bike loop.
    • Did the Sprint in 2018

      This was my first triathlon and it was so much fun, I want to do it all over again. It was really small, only about 20 women in my wave, but it was perfect for beginners. They played great music by the bike racks so the atmosphere was brilliant, everyone was so nice and the medals were sparkly which was a huge bonus :) The course is very flat, you do laps though so it could get boring maybe, there was a serious crosswind on the day, but it was great fun being able to see all the boys from their wave, and friends doing the Olympic. Lots of high fiving on the run, couldn't recommend this more for beginners, or people wanting a PB. I'll definitely be doing it next year.
    • Did the Olympic in 2018

      Great race, well organised and good place for first tri
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    The Beale Beastie
    £45 - £50
    2 reviews
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    The Beale Beastie

    Unnamed Road, Reading RG8 9NX, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Beale Beastie awaits you...
    Now in its third year, The Beale Beastie is a highly acclaimed season opener for novices and experienced traithletes alike.
    The Beale Beastie is a sprint distance triathlon set in the stunning Beale Park, Berkshire. Brilliant as a season starter for both novices and experienced athletes.

    The Wee Beastie is our junior event for 8-16 year olds, held on the same day (around 12.00pm) and is a rather unique open water swim for the junior athletes. The bike and the run are safe within the grounds of Beale Park.

    Make the most of the day by taking your friends and family to discover the world of Beale Park. Home to a wild mix of animals and attractions, all competitors can enjoy a discount on entry into the wildlife park on the day of the event.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2017

      This was the first hosting of the Beale Beastie, and the guys from TVT did a great job - if there were any teething problems, they weren't apparent to me.Registration on the morning was a breeze for me (though I did spot that a bit of a queue built up at peak arrival time), with a decent goody bag provided, including a few freebies and a race t-shirt.The swim was a fresh 14 degrees, but the lake was calm and clear - an easy inverted V course, with an equally easy swim exit, with transition very close by.The bike course is great - a couple of relatively steep climbs sandwich a longish (and very fast) false-flat downhill, and the view of the countryside are cracking (if you can spare the time to take them in!). Roads were very quiet too, which definitely helped.The run course is stunning - almost entirely off road on grass tracks, with a hefty chunk alongside the River Thames, then through some light woodland.A bottle of water and decent medal awaited at the finish line.All in all, a great event - only thing that I'd look at is whether a water station is needed on the run; I personally didn't feel like I needed one, but others (particularly the first-timers, of which there were quite a few) might appreciate it.
    • Did the event in 2017

      The inaugural Beale Beastie was my first triathlon. For my first attempt it was perfect for me.I turned up just after registration opened so flew through picking up my goodie bag, that was decent, a t-shirt and some goodies. There was quite a queue once more people turned up.The swim entry was narrow causing a bottle neck delaying things a little but nothing that of been done. 14 degrees and a simple V shaped course.The bike course was intense, crazy hilly with some racing downhills. The scenery was amazing the few times I could take my eyes of the road. Plenty of marshalls along the route encouraging consistently.The run was all off road along the Thames tow path and around nearby wooded area. As a newbie I would of liked a water station on the run route but if that is my only critism that's not bad.At the finish line was a really cool looking medal and a bottle of water.For my first triathlon I don't think I could of picked a better one.
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    Eton Sprints Weekend
    Sat 18th May
    £66 - £69
    3 reviews
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    Eton Sprints Weekend

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

    The Eton Sprints Weekend triathlons are widely regarded as the official start of the UK triathlon season.

    Taking place at the fantastic Eton Dorney Lake, one of the iconic venues of the 2012 Olympic Games.

    The venue provides the ideal environment for first time triathletes or experienced athletes looking to get an early season time under their belt and theres always a buzzing atmosphere for both participants and supporters alike.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      a good local sprint distance race at a venue which is close to London.  The Lake swim is easy to sight and pretty standard.Pancake flat bike course around the lake and flat run.volunteers super helpful and free parking.  I would allow a little time to get there on race day as traffic does build up.would do again as an early season hit out.
    • Did the event in 2018

      This was my second race at Eton Dorney and my 1st Sprint there having done another Human Race tri last year but an Olympic Length one. Booking was straightforward and the cost was just under £75 including the booking fee. I thought this was a little high given that doesn't include a t-shirt any any sort of 'goodies' other than a free none alcholic beer at the end (very welcome). Nevertheless I paid it as it offers and nice early opportunity to get racing!Getting to the venue is straightforward and they have ample parking although it is a 15 minute walk to the start from the car park. The venue itself is amazing and really lends itself to sprint distance - I found doing an Olympic there a little monotonous. The nature of the course means that spectators can see you easily in all three disciplines whilst enjoying excellent facilties in what is a really nice venue. The event village had the usual food stalls etc along with a few stands to buy last minute bits and pieces and event merch. It also had an ample number of toilets which makes a change as most events seem to grossly underestimate the need for these! Registration on the day was straightforward and well organised as was the transition zone which was well ordered and marshalled and had ample space. The race briefing was ok bar some pretty bad jokes about 'girls' doing there make-up or whatever - they were mildly irksome in what was a pretty friendly atmosphere in the ladies 30-34 wave. The swim was pleasant enough although they let us into the water too early so we were treading water for about 7 minutes before we finally went off in what was an almighty washing machine thanks to all having been pushed into the bank by the time 7 minutes elapsed! I enjoy a good group start so this didn't bother me too much but I'd advise anyone who isn't so keen to make sure to place themselves at the back. The swim route is an easy one to follow and the water quality excellent -well, it didn't tast too bad. Swim exit and t1 were fine - usual calamity of people trying to find bikes and flailing around to get wetsuits off. The spacing between waves and sensible numbers in each meant that the cycle start was painless and the nature of the course means you can get a move on pretty quick-ish. The course itself was 4 laps around the lake so its quick and flat but not overly inspiring; there is plenty of space for riders and  I never found myself without space to over take or be overtaken comfortably. The fact it is four laps SHOULD mean four photo opps (and chance for family to see you of course!). I have a major gripe with this in that, despite seeing a photographer on all 4 laps, no pics have been released after 11am which was BEFORE a lot of people have even started and neither Human Race of Awol Photography have had the good grace to get back to me. Very dissapointing. The run was and out and back route next to the lake which seemed to take an eternity, especailly the last 500m when I could swear the finish was moving away from me. At the end you are met by a fair sized crowd which is nice, a medal, some water and a none alcoholic beer for your efforts. The indoor changing rooms can be used (and have hot showers) which is nice afterwards. We may have hung around a bit longer had their been more food options but opted for a nice local pub instead. This is a good event but there are a few things which could make it a lot better and they need to sort out who they are using for photography. I'm not sure i'd do the 1h30 drive to do this event again but it's worth a crack for anyone close by and looking for an early season low pressure friendly event.
    • Did the event in 2016

      I've raced at Dorney a few times, it's a good course if you like it flat and on closed roads. It's ideal for beginners as there are no issues with traffic, well only other triathletes! This race was a worlds qualifier and drafting which made me nervous on this course. In actual fact the waves were set far enough apart that there wasn't any real issue with the male packs coming past.
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    Hillingdon Grassman Novice Triathlon
    Sun 5th May
    £10
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    Hillingdon Grassman Novice Triathlon

    Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex, Gatting Way, Uxbridge UB8 1ES, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A novice triathlon, with a pool based swim and then cycle and run on a flat park. Totally safe bike and run, traffic free in the park.

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    BananaMan Triathlon
    Sat 29th Jun
    £53 - £62.50
    11 reviews
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    BananaMan Triathlon

    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
    11 reviews
    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

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      It was a boiling hot day. The water was great ... wish I'd done one with a longer swim! Cycle course was fantastic. What a great track to go round, but missed the variety of longer courses. The run was grueling. Hot hot sun and no shade or variety. There was a sprinkler but it was turned off mysteriously on return leg of the run.
    • Did the event in 2017

      Human race always organise races well.efficient and easy to register online and on the day registration.fantastic venue, the course couldn't be simpler. Amazing atmosphere with families out, great spots to see athletes and cool stands. Erdinger always goes down a treat.
    • Did the event in 2017

      This is the second time I've completed Bananaman in the team time trial event, and I absolutely love it. Great value for money, easy to navigate and lovely atmosphere. The only criticism this year is lack of things to do for young kids, last year there was a bouncy castle, this year there wasn't anything for them.There was a kids scootathon which I will enter my boy in to next year.The swim is a bit of a fight at the start, but there is plenty of room to move to the side away from the action.The bike can get a bit boring with 6 laps, but it's pancake flat, and as a team it's great.The run is also not the most inspiring route, but it's flat and here you go up and down with all the spectators to your side.Aid stations were very limited with water and sis drink in cups only on the run.The best bit is LIDL provide a BBQ which  everyone, whether racing or not, can get involved for free. A lovely day and great value for money. I would have got more involved if more to do with the kids, last year people stayed around longer after their event, I think thy didn't this year owing to the lack of entertainment. I loved it though and will be back.https://pickupthepacepaul.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/bananaman-2017
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    Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon
    Sat 6th Jul
    £150 - £300
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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.

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    Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon Race 1
    Sun 9th Jun
    £50 - £66
    7 reviews
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    Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon Race 1

    Mountbatten Pavilion, Chertsey KT16 8PN, UKView event
    7 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We are pleased to announce that we will be back at the Park this year. Thorpe Park has proved to be a fantastic triathlon venue and is where we will be hosting two sprint distance races.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2017

      It's the second time I've raced at Thorpe Park- I loved the venue in 2016, so signed up again for 2017.Unfortunately the swim waves were moved forward (due to the terrorist attack in London the night before) but no one actually announced it, so I almost missed my start. Poor communication unfortunately and it effected several people.Bike course is flat and fast, easy to navigate.Run course is within the park as the rides are coming to life for the day, it's quite eery but great fun. Medal is cool and you get discounted entry to the park if you fancy going on the rides after racing.Read more here: http://paddlepedalpace.co.uk/2017/06/race-re-cap-thorpe-park-triathlon-2017/
    • Did the event in 2016

      great race, will be back again
    • Did the event in 2016

      Had a really enjoyable experience at my first Thorpe Sprint Tri.   Very easy registration and racking process before the race.  Simple pre-race talk before getting in to the water for a static OW start.  Easy swim up and down thorpe lake and out straight in to bike transition. A bit gravelly but mats out to ease the barefoot run! Well sign posted cycle route with lots of marshalls out on route as well to direct (and support!) Not a scenic route as it's on the main roads but being so early in the morning meant no cars about and a nice fast course. Loved the 5km trail run to finish.  Following the outskirts of the lake you have to be careful underfoot (& this was my first time trail running!) but a nice change from running on roads.  Mostly a circular route with a short up and back to get the distance in. This was my first race where there was just one wave of competitors so you could actually tell your position throughout the whole route, which gave it that slightly more competitive edge (for me at least!) Overall, would thoroughly recommend for any level 'athlete'!
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    £65
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    Reading Triathlon

    1 Kirtons Farm Rd, Reading RG30 3UW, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The very first triathlon event to take place in the UK was held at the Kirtons Farm Water Sports Centre back in 1983. The venue has now become the Tri2O Swim Centre, based adjacent to the Reading Lake Hotel.

    The Reading Triathlon has been run and organised by the experienced events team at My Sporting Times (who also run the Tri2O Swim Centre) since its inception many years ago. Due to diversification of their business, and their close links with the Tri2O Triathlon Club (which was founded at the Swim Centre by a small group of keen triathletes), MST handed over the organisation of the event to the club. We have continued to work closely in partnership with the MST Team to ensure continuity, benefit from their expertise and experience, whilst also bringing fresh ideas to make the event the best local triathlon ever.

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    Hercules Festival of Sport – Northwood Run
    Sun 2nd Jun
    £5 - £35
    1 review
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    Hercules Festival of Sport – Northwood Run

    Merchant Taylors' School, Sandy Lodge, Moor Park, Northwood HA6 2HT, UKView event
    1 review
    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.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      I did the 10 k run option this year, after doing the aquathlon last year (can't swim at the moment due to wound on leg).  This is a multi-sport event with races starting off at different times, the 5 and 10 k runs were at 1000 am.Registration was easy, you can collect your number the day before (did this as local to me).  However, the timing chip wasn't available until the next day, but there was no queue to collect this.  There's no official baggage storage (most people leave these in their cars or in transition), but if you've come by tube/bike for the run you can leave it under the stairs by registration.The race starts by the lake, with the 5 k (one lap) and 10 k  (two) legs going together.  There were only 26 in the 10 k, so it's not too crowded.  The run initially goes around the lake, and then loops around the Merchant Taylors school sports field.  It's funny going past the pavillion whilst the criket teams are warming up, last year it was Middlesex and Sussex 2nd XIs there.  The grass surface is good for running and there are some nice long straights.  However, quite a bit is unshaded, so it can be a bit hot on the run.  You then head off for a second loop, and there is a water station as you start this.  There's only really support at the start/end/transition area, but the marshals around the course are all very good.  The DJ is enthusiastic as well.The medal is decent enough for a budget event, and a bottle of water is handed to you at the end.  There's a nice atmopshere and feel about the event, there's still a lot going on as people are coming in from the bike and tri events (having runners doing the 70.3 tri overtaking you at speed is quite humbling).  As there are permanent changing facilities, there's quite a few toilets available and the upstairs cafe/bar is lovely.  There's a reasonable amount of parking available, and not too far from the tube station at Moor Park.  All in all, it's a nice small multi-sport event, would probably do again as it's local, but may tri the aquathlon or swim next time.
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    Blenheim Palace Triathlon
    Sat 1st Jun
    Blenheim Palace Grounds, South East, United Kingdom
    £43 - £126
    21 reviews
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    Blenheim Palace Triathlon

    1 Bothy Cottages, Blenheim Palace Grounds, Woodstock OX20 1PY, UKView event
    21 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join over 7,000 triathletes at the beautiful World heritage site, Blenheim Palace, for the UK's most stunning triathlon. Known by many as the season opener, this is the second largest triathlon in the UK and a firmly established must-do event.

    We have combined this breath-taking backdrop with sport, to produce what can only be described as the most stunning triathlon in the UK.

    Blenheim Palace is an idyllic setting for a triathlon, with an open water lake swim and mostly fast and flat bike and run legs on traffic free roads. With options of sprint and super sprint distances this really is a fantastic event for elites, beginners and everyone in between. And the Weekend Warrior challenge is the ultimate test of endurance. Entrants attempt to complete as many triathlons as they can during racing hours, over the two days of the event weekend. The Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon course consists of a fresh lake open water swim, a gently undulating bike course and a picturesque run route around the Queens Pool.

    The atmosphere at the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon is always spectacular and this is mainly down to the wonderful level of support the event receives from spectators. So for those not taking part please feel free to come along to Blenheim Palace, bring a picnic, look around the Capability Brown landscaped gardens and make a weekend of it.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Did this as was recommended by a friend. It didn’t disappoint but the weather was incredibly hot. My first OW swim, well marshalled and felt safe at all times. Wave size not too bad. Lifeguards helped us unzip wetsuits due to heat before running up the hill to T1. Bike course
    • Did the event in 2018

      Finally got my chance to race at Blenheim after years of wanting to. I know a lot of people say the price is steep but on reflection, I really think it’s money well spent. This is without a doubt one of the premier triathlon events I’ve ever done.If I was making recommendations, here’s a few:- Get there early and give yourself time in transition etc. It’s a busy place, you won’t be queueing etc, that side of things is very efficient, but you still have to get from the car to registration to transition and then on to lake, there’s a bit of walking. If you’re like me and want to be able to take your time getting set up, definitely build that time in so you can relax. I made some mistakes because I was rushed that caught me out at the start of the bike- Race pack, the number was a bit flimsy and I had to punch two holes in it to fit my race belt, was worried I was going to rip it or it fly off on the bike at any moment. Bike and helmet stickers were irritating with the peel-off back too, took me ages to get them off which didn’t help when I was rushed- Run water station, just one which normally would be fine, was turning into a real hot day though so I’d always make provision for an extra one. This is a really big event, and see no reason why this can’t be achieved. Outside of all of this, I can only say this race is AWESOME. It’s a totally honest course, undulation in both the bike and run, and a hill straight out of the swim to get up to transition. It’s a beautiful route from start to finish with great crowds and on-course commentators whipping up the atmosphere. You can have fun but also if you really want to push yourself, the course is challenging enough to give you a real test.  Finish chute is brilliant, I have a young family and my son ran down over the finish line with me which I reckon is my favourite moment in triathlon yet.Definitely do this race, there really is nothing not to like!
    • Did the event in 2017

      This was my first triathlon and it was a good choice. Registration was easy and there was reqgular contact via e mail and an excellent preparatory information pack. The marshalls were outstanding and my family loved the supporters experience. The run from the swim to the transition area is quite ling and up hill (as a word of warning).Outstanding event
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    Season Finale Triathlon
    Sun 15th Sep
    £19 - £99
    2 reviews
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    Season Finale Triathlon

    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
    2 reviews
    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

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      The best course I've done. Simple and fast.
    • Did the event in 2017

      Completed the Olympic Distance Triathlon today at this race, it was a good way to end the season!Registration is easy and well later out Race briefing was short but amusing.. after all it's quite difficult to get lost at Dorney ! Water was cold today but a great swim with easily visible buoys..the bike course is monotonous but well marshalled and flat albeit windy in placesrun is flat and clearly marked out lots of places to buy things and eat afterwards.. another cracking Human race event !
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    OxfordTri Sprint Triathlon
    Mon 26th Aug
    $42.50
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    OxfordTri Sprint Triathlon

    Church Walk, Radley, Abingdon OX14 2HW, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This event is organised by Oxford Tri, one of the leading and biggest triathlon clubs in the country.

    The venue is at Radley College, which is an independent boarding school set on an 800 acre estate just south of Oxford.

    The swim will take place in a 25m indoor pool. Swimmers will start in waves and will be grouped based on expected swim time (to be declared on entry form).

    The bike course consists of a single lap of the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside surrounding the college. The course is fairly flat with a couple of gentle inclines.

    The run course is two laps of a car-free loop in and around the college grounds.

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    The Fix Events All Nations Triathlon Dorney Lake
    Sat 11th May
    £50
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    The Fix Events All Nations Triathlon Dorney Lake

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

    The All Nations Triathlon is a top quality, fun, friendly and ideal early season sprint triathlon open to all. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned professional the event is one to take part in.

    400m swim - 20k bike - 5k run

    Send out the challenge to friends, family and colleagues and not only have a great time competing individually but enjoy the spirit and atmosphere and have fun in the process with the feeling like you are part of an Olympic team!!

    Set at the superb Dorney Lake in Windsor, this Olympic venue is a fast, flat course with closed roads and ideal swimming conditions.

    - Super friendly, helpful, supportive and professional team to motivate, support and inspire you

    - Olympic venue- Clean, calm lake waters- Fast, flat closed road bike and run course- Suitable for all abilities- Early season timing to prepare for longer distance events- Awesome atmosphere

    Secure your place today and be part of this great event.

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    Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon
    Sun 26th May
    £60 - £160
    6 reviews
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    Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon

    Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UKView event
    6 reviews
    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.

    Reviews
    • Did the Olympic in 2018

      1:The day was great however having to go and pick your pack up the day before was a pain......2:The biggest thing for me was the colour of the buoys in the water, they should of been yellow, red, or orange and not blue/purple as they were very hard to see while you are swimming!!!3:The water stations were very close together which didn't make much sense cold of done with one more water station.
    • Did the Olympic in 2018

      I had to make a extra trip to Marlow to pick up my race number. It could have been sent in the post and it seems it was possible to pick it up on the day. It was an hour round trip.
    • Did the Sprint in 2018

      Good race, well marked. People were drafting though and marshals didn't know the rules so cheating was going on but overall was good.
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    Henley Triathlon 2019
    Sun 28th Jul
    Henley-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom
    £59.95 - £64.95
    1 review
    Details

    Henley Triathlon 2019

    Gillotts School (front entrance), Henley-on-Thames RG9 1PT, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The increasingly popular Henley-on-Thames Triathlon is in its ninth year and takes place at Henley Leisure Centre and Gillotts School.

    The town is perhaps best known for the annual Royal Regatta, which attracts some of the world's finest rowers. Conveniently situated just outside the picturesque town of Henley on the edge of the Chiltern Hills and the banks of the River Thame.

    We want to encourage more women to have a go! Any age, any ability, just get together for the camaraderie and challenge, whilst raising vital funds for research into beating cancer. 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.

    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. Open to all women who want to take part. All abilities welcome. High 5's, cheers, and a lot of pink guaranteed!

    Places are sure to fill up quickly, so secure your place and enter now.

    Reviews
    • Did the Sprint & Relay in 2018

      As this event has two transitions, make sure to take a gel with you on the bike if you usually take one on the run - there won't be a place you can leave it in second transition if you don't have separate running shoes and bike shoes.Be prepared for things to get a little dicey in the pool - it's tiny and you will get held up as it's hard to overtake in such narrow lanes. Use those moments to catch your breath!
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    Royal Windsor Triathlon
    Sun 16th Jun
    £89
    38 reviews
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    Royal Windsor Triathlon

    Mountbatten Square, Windsor SL4 1SX, UKView event
    38 reviews
    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.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      A serious race. 1,000s of triathletes racked up and starting in waves. Iconic venue with run passed the Castle.

      Not one for a complete novice, but ideal for me as I began to put myself up against the competition, pushing me on to my all time PB!

    • Did the event in 2018

      The human race organised Windsor triathlon was run with super efficiency and precision. It had to be as there were so many competitors, there wasn’t  room for error. The bike route was great to ride, fast and plenty of straights to safely up the speed on. Well marshalled and signed. It just got too busy with the vast amount of entries. The run was too busy, the long walk section became crowded but good crowd support in Windsor town. Overall I had a good race, but far too expensive for a standard distance triathlon.
    • Did the event in 2018

      Windsor is a beautiful place to race; the swim is great (surprisingly warm and clear with a helpful current, the ride is pretty flat and quite beautiful in parts and the run is challenging with some steep hills but location is incredible as is the support lining the track.All of the above should lead to this being a 5* rating but alas not as the overall organisation was really not what you would have expected for such an established race.Firstly my race pack never arrived so I had to get there extra early to pick up in time (not ideal with a 6:50am wave start). There wasn't really anywhere to safely leave a bag, nowhere near enough toilets and nowhere to change (before or after the race)The swim is great (very easy and well marked) and transition to the bike is pretty smooth. Bike course not  nearly as well marked and marshalled as it could have been; I had several people ride alongside me for directions and got lost myself at one point as a critical junction was un marshalled at the time with only a tiny sign (resulted in quite a bit of time wasted). The roads are decent condition and you can keep a pretty good average speed up but they are open to traffic and if in a later wave can get a little busy - you will get stuck behind the odd truck at points.Transition to run again smooth and the run is a joy (even if it is a lapped route) as you have the Castle, the park and great crowds to keep you going; you will need it as have to do some serious uphill work. Only downside to the run were the water stations; the crew were lovely but the water was in plastic cups which are pretty impossible to drink from without breaking pace.Windsor is a good place to get a PB if you don't get lost or stuck behind a tractor and it is well worth doing but go prepared; know the route, don't rely on the marshalls and remember to take your own loo roll!Enjoy
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    Guildford Triathlon
    Sat 13th Jul
    £20 - £60
    67 reviews
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    Guildford Triathlon

    Richard Meyjes Rd, Guildford GU2 7YW, UKView event
    67 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Take on Guildfords largest triathlon from the comfort of the state-of-the-art Surrey Sports Park! Sprint Triathlon event for all the family. Adult Sprint Triathlon: 500 meters swim course in the 50 meter Sports Park pool, then a 22km road bike, followed by a 5km off-road run. Open to those 15 and older. Age as of 31st December 2018.

    Reviews
    • Did the Sprint in 2018

      I thought the race information on the website was a bit 'light' on content, no maps etc. Race results website is pretty bad; I never seen this "dead zone" stuff - these need to be cleaned up. Where are the results for each 5 year age group that can be sorted by Swim, T1 etc?
    • Did the event in 2018

      Done it 3 times now. A good local event.
    • Did the event in 2018

      As a local resident, I love this triathlon for it ease of access.  It would be nice to have closed roads - although it starts early enough that it isn't a big issue.  The trail running is very uneven in places.  The Marshalls are excellent though and always very friendly.
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    Woking Triathlon – Autumn
    Sun 8th Sep
    £36 - £49.50
    2 reviews
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    Woking Triathlon – Autumn

    27 Park Dr, Woking GU22 7NG, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A well organised and friendly Tri. A great selection of cookies and cakes at the end is the perfect finish to a local event! A nice course with a good finish in a great park.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Great event. For a first time triathlon
    • Did the event in 2016

      This was a really nice race, very local. It doesn't compete with the big races for numbers and that has a knock on with some of the organisation. But that isn't a problem. It's still a really great local race.
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