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    Hertfordshire Triathlon Spring
    Sun 26th May
    Longcroft Green, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XA, UK
    £50 - £85
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    Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon
    Sun 26th May
    Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UK
    £60 - £160
    3 reviews
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    Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon

    Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UKView event
    3 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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    Dorney Triathlon
    Sat 8th Jun
    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UK
    £48 - £58
    2 reviews
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    Dorney Triathlon

    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
    2 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 Standard in 2018

      Really excellent event. This was my first standard distance tri and as a beginner I really appreciated the simple layout. I can also appreciate the more experienced triathlete would like that it's an opportunity to push pace and times.
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    The Fugitive Triathlon
    Sun 14th Jul
    Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UK
    £45 - £125
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    Mersea Island Sprint Triathlon
    Sun 14th Jul
    The Victory, 92 Coast Rd, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8LS, UK
    £39 - £55
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    Dorney Lake Triathlon
    Sun 4th Aug
    Dorney Lake Boathouse, Court Ln, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QP, UK
    £77 - £90
    6 reviews
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    Dorney Lake Triathlon

    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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    Hillingdon Grassman Novice Triathlon
    Sun 5th May
    Hillingdon Sports & Leisure Complex, Gatting Way, Uxbridge UB8 1ES, UK
    £10
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    Tonbridge Triathlon
    Mon 6th May
    57 London Rd, Tonbridge TN10 3AD, UK
    £15 - £60
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    HSV Triathlon – May
    Sun 12th May
    Kimpton Hall De Haviallan, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU, UK
    £40
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    Eton Sprints Weekend
    Sat 18th May
    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UK
    £66 - £69
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    The Beale Beastie
    Sun 19th May
    Unnamed Road, Reading RG8 9NX, UK
    £45 - £50
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    St James’s Place Triathlon
    Sun 19th May
    Nightingale Ln, St Albans AL4 0AH, UK
    £30 - £90
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    Arundel Lido Triathlon
    Sun 19th May
    2 Queen St, Arundel BN18 9JG, UK
    £47 - £56
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    ITU Sprint Distance Triathlon European Championships Qualifier
    Sun 19th May
    Unnamed Road, Windsor SL4, UK
    £69
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    Blenheim Palace Triathlon
    Sat 1st Jun
    1 Bothy Cottages, Blenheim Palace Grounds, Woodstock OX20 1PY, UK
    £43 - £126
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    The Ardingly Triathlon ⁄ Duathlon
    Sun 2nd Jun
    65 College Rd, Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6RZ, UK
    £35 - £65
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    Thorpe Park Sprint Triathlon Race 1
    Sun 9th Jun
    Mountbatten Pavilion, Chertsey KT16 8PN, UK
    £50 - £66
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    Sundried Southend Triathlon
    Sun 16th Jun
    90 Thorpedene Gardens, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9JD, UK
    £45
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    Leeds Castle Triathlon Weekend
    Sat 29th Jun
    1 College Rd, Maidstone ME15 6YH, UK
    £60
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    BananaMan Triathlon
    Sat 29th Jun
    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UK
    £53 - £62.50
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    Impetus-PEF Private Equity Triathlon
    Sat 6th Jul
    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UK
    £150 - £300
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    Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – July
    Sat 6th Jul
    The Overstrand, Undercliff Dr, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, UK
    £40 - £48
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    Owler Triathlon
    Sun 21st Jul
    Jurys Gap Rd, Romney Marsh TN29, UK
    £20 - £150
    1 review
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    Owler Triathlon

    Jurys Gap Rd, Romney Marsh TN29, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Returning to probably the fastest middle distance triathlon in the South East in 2019. New parking area for competitors and spectators plus a new run route.

    Owler Tris offer middle distance plus standard triathlons, aquabikes and OWS.

    The triathlons will start in Lydd Lake with a two lapped swim, before competitors ride a flat lapped bike route on scenic country roads through Lydd, Brooklands and Camber, before returning to transition at Lydd lake.

    The 21K run section is flat four laps out and back route along paths around lake and surrounding paths. The standard run also follows the same route. You then head to cross the finish line in style.

    Also on offer the Owler Aquabike both at half, standard and sprint distance.

    Reviews
    • Did the Owler Tri Sprint in 2018

      Great race for a PB! The cycle route and run route are flat and very easy to navigate.The swim was enjoyable although the lake is a bit shallow in places.
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    The London Triathlon
    Sat 27th Jul
    ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, UK
    £82.50 - £154
    4 reviews
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    The London Triathlon

    ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1XL, UKView event
    4 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Attracting over 13,000 participants and 30,000 spectators each year, this iconic event has become a must do event in the sporting calendar. With a variety of distances, routes and wave categories to choose from it doesnt matter whether youve never done a triathlon before or are an Olympic champion everyone is welcome!

    The London Triathlon takes place at the Excel Centre, Victoria Docks. From here you will swim, bike & run past the iconic landmarks of our capital.

    Reviews
    • Did the Sprint Saturday in 2018

      It was ok, initially my A race for the season but soon fell by the wayside. Swim was split into waves just as we were about to go, without grading people (faster in group 1 etc) so as a result we got set off 2 mins behind the first group so had to swim through some of the slower swimmers. Bike course was flat and fast but too narrow for the number of competitors (& certainly not big enough for PR filming motorbikes to be going as well). Run course was similar, too narrow for the number of people, water cups filled 1/3-1/2 which wasn't enough given the 30 deg day. It was also mis-measured, ended up running ~6km for the 5 km sprint section...
    • Did the Olympic Saturday in 2017

      Really enjoyed my first Olympic distance tri! Got a PB on the run course, just dont open your mouth on the swim.
    • Did the Olympic Sunday in 2017

      It was my first Olympic triathlon and I absolutely loved it. Cycling through redlights in London and having the roads closed off was pretty amazing. The swim was not as bad as I thought it would be in terms of dirty water. The only drawback is that the run was over populated and very crowded. I know some people felt the swim was also overcrowded.
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    Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August
    Sat 3rd Aug
    The Overstrand, Undercliff Dr, Bournemouth BH5 1BN, UK
    £35 - £45
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    Oysterman Triathlon
    Sun 25th Aug
    2 Leggetts Ln, Whitstable CT5 1AW, UK
    £50 - £70
    2 reviews
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    Oysterman Triathlon

    2 Leggetts Ln, Whitstable CT5 1AW, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    As part of the Active Life Tri series, we bring you Whitstable's 4th Oysterman Triathlon. Based in the heart of the town, along the beautiful Tankerton Slopes this is a very unique sprint distance event consisting of a 500m sea swim followed by a 20km cycle and finishing with a stunning yet flat 5km coastal run. With training sessions and introduction to triathlon through GO TRI sessions in the lead up to the event, it is aimed at complete beginners all the way up to seasoned triers. Become an official Oysterman/woman, bragging rights guaranteed!

    Reviews
    • Did the Triathlon in 2018

      Great event in Whitstable. The sea swim is always a bit of a challenge but the bike route can be fast and so is the run, at the exception of the final hill.
    • Did the Triathlon in 2017

      Bike course is crap, along a dual carriage way and loop round housing estate when when compared to other options they could have chosen around whitstable (Canterbury loop or Graveny Dargate area).55pound or 60 late is very expensive for a Sprint Tri.
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    OxfordTri Sprint Triathlon
    Mon 26th Aug
    Church Walk, Radley, Abingdon OX14 2HW, UK
    $42.50
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    Sussex “Original” Triathlon
    Sun 1st Sep
    2 The Stables, Ashburnham Place, Battle TN33 9NE, UK
    £52 - £94
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    Clacton Triathlon and Duathlon
    Sat 7th Sep
    56 Manor Way, Holland-on-Sea, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 5UB, UK
    £12 - £81
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    Ocean Lake Sprint Triathlon – September
    Sun 8th Sep
    Leybourne Lakes, Aylesford ME20 6SR, UK
    £30 - £40
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    Brighton and Hove Triathlon
    Sun 15th Sep
    10 The Drive, Hove BN3 3JA, UK
    £75 - £150
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    Hercules Festival of Sport – St. Albans
    Sun 22nd Sep
    Verulamium Park, 1 St Peter's St, St Albans AL3 4SL, UK
    £15 - £55
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    Steyning Triathlon
    Sun 5th May
    Horsham Rd, Steyning BN44 3RX, UK
    £47 - £72
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    The Fix Events All Nations Triathlon Dorney Lake
    Sat 11th May
    Dorney Lake Boathouse, Court Ln, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QP, UK
    £50
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    Cranbrook Sprint Tri
    Sun 2nd Jun
    A229, Cranbrook TN17, UK
    £42
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    Ocean Lake Sprint Triathlon ‘Super Series’ – Race 1
    Sun 2nd Jun
    308 Malling Rd, Snodland ME6 5JL, UK
    £30 - £40
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    Henley Triathlon 2019
    Sun 28th Jul
    Gillotts School (front entrance), Henley-on-Thames RG9 1PT, UK
    £59.95 - £64.95
    1 review
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    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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    South Coast Triathlon 2019
    Sat 10th Aug
    Martello Fields, Seaford BN25 1JH, UK
    £64.95 - £69.95
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    Hertfordshire Triathlon Summer
    Sun 18th Aug
    Unnamed Road, Welwyn Garden City AL8 6XF, UK
    £50
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    Reading Triathlon
    Sun 1st Sep
    1 Kirtons Farm Rd, Reading RG30 3UW, UK
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    Woking Triathlon – Autumn
    Sun 8th Sep
    27 Park Dr, Woking GU22 7NG, UK
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    Crawley Late Summer Triathlon
    Sun 8th Sep
    Pease Pottage Hill, Tilgate Dr, Crawley RH11 9BQ, UK
    £50
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    Channel Tri
    Sun 8th Sep
    The Shed, Folkestone Harbour, Folkestone CT20 1QH, UK
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