Beginner Friendly Triathlons in West Midlands

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JUN29
Robinsons Abersoch Triathlon & 1K Beach Blast

From the start line on Abersochs stunning beach you can see Snowdons imposing summit and for those ambitious adventure driven individuals who have yearned for the chance to race from the countrys most revered beach to the top of the countrys highest most famous mountain & back, this challenge is for you.

The races are capped at 300 entrants each & the sprint distance has sold out in advance for the last 2 years. Good marshals, clear signage, secure transition & bag holding area and much more.

£5 - £95
Robinsons Abersoch Triathlon & 1K Beach Blast
JUL21
Mallory Park Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon
Kirkby Mallory, East Midlands, United Kingdom

This draft illegal friendly and competitive chip timed event by Race Rapid Mallory will be held at Mallory Park. A great location for beginner and seasoned triathletes duathletes. The lake swim course is in the centre of the circuit, the cycle and run(s) are on the circuit on very smooth tarmac. This is a safe closed road traffic free event. You can enter as an individual or as a team relay.

£32 - £48
Mallory Park Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon
JUL27
The Snowman Triathlon
Betws-y-Coed, Wales, United Kingdom

Will you conquer 'the toughest physical challenge in the UK' - the Snowman Legend 71.6 this year?

This epic race holds a special place in the hearts of everyone who has experienced it and features everything that makes this Always Aim High event one of the 'must do' races of the season!

Featuring a breathtaking swim in Llyn Mymbyr at Plas y Brenin (the national mountaineering centre), the competitors then take on a truly epic cycle through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

For competitors taking part in the Legend 71.6 and Full distance races, the Snowman offers one of the toughest 'runs' the UK has to offer - to the summit of Moel Siabod and straight back down to the finish line at Plas y Brenin! Sprint runners will race on a much flatter, but equally stunning course.

£65 - £175
The Snowman Triathlon
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.

£19 - £59
Coalville 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.

£17.50 - £51
Southam Triathlon – Autumn
SEP1
Black Country Triathletes - Sprint Triathlon

The swim is held at Ounsdale Leisure Centre in a heated 25m pool. Athletes need to complete 16 lengths of the pool.

The bike course is on open urban and rural roads on South Staffordshire and in parts is undulating.

The run course is all off road on flat straight trails and is a single lap course.

Transition is secured and marshalled where you will be able to rack your bike and equipment before your allocated start time.

£33.50 - £36.50
Black Country Triathletes - Sprint Triathlon
SEP1
‘JT Hughes Group’ Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon

The medievel town of Shrewsbury welcomes you to the 7th staging of its annual Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon. It has adapted to your needs and will include family entertainment/events as well.SYTri (Shrewsbury Triathlon Club) stage the event which provides a unique 500m (downstream-wetsuit required) river swim, followed by a fast undulating bike course on country roads. Finishing with a flat & fast traffic free run inside the showground (your supporters are never far away) on mixed surface paths. Excellent race for both beginners and experienced athletes looking for a PB!N.B. Please be advised that this event has sold out for the last 5yrs!

£39.50
‘JT Hughes Group’ Shrewsbury Sprint Triathlon & Quadrathlon
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.

£30.50 - £52
The Viridian Daventry Triathlon
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.

£21 - £49
Derby Pool Triathlon
SEP22
Newent Triathlon

Sprint Distance Triathlon. 400m swim, 18k cycle, 5k run. A friendly, local triathlon, suitable for first timers and experienced triathletes. 26 lengths of the pool, picturesque slightly undulating cycle through Taynton, Highleadon and Malswick. The run route mostly follows the route of the Park Run, two laps of pathways, grass and road around the school grounds

£28
Newent 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.

£30 - £45
East Leake Triathlon (End of Season)
JUN23
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

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Bosworth Triathlon
SEP8
Registration Perks
Shropshire Triathlon

According to 220 Triathlon magazine, Shropshire Triathlon is officially one of the fastest nine triathlons in the UK!

If you want to Tri a Triathlon or are an experienced Triathlete we have distances & challenges to suit you within this fun & friendly triathlon and are pleased to announce the additions of Fun, Super Sprint and Middle Distance to this event. The Shropshire Triathlon has been held at the fabulous venue of The Mere at Ellesmere since 1992.

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!

£64.95 - £154
Shropshire Triathlon
SEP22
Registration Perks
North West Triathlon

The North West Triathlon is set in Nantwich, Cheshire and offers a spectator friendly venue for supporting family or friends and a fun and relaxed atmosphere is guaranteed.

There will be attractions and facilities available at the park for the triathlon including hot and cold food, refreshments, toilets, a play area with swings and slides that all make for a great day out for the family!

With 2 triathlons a year in Nantwich the events have welcomed thousands of competitors to partake in these triathlons aimed at all abilities, 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. 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!

£59.50 - £64.95
North West Triathlon
OCT6
Registration Perks
Warwickshire Triathlon
Stratford-upon-Avon, West Midlands, United Kingdom

The Warwickshire Triathlon is a fun but challenging event set around the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The event is aimed at all abilities and fitness levels, from complete novice to club and pro triathlete, as well as charity and fun competitors.

Stratford-upon-Avon offers plenty to do and see for all the family making it a great day out for those looking for something a little less energetic!

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!

£59.50 - £64.50
Warwickshire Triathlon
OCT6
Brackley Triathlon

Now approaching its 8th year this family friendly triathlon has the swim section at the new simming pool at Brackley Leisure Centre with transition area immediately outside. Family pool based triathlon with enclosed junior events and an adult rural bike around surrounding villages with attractive offsite & fully enclosed traffic free bike and run.

Adults choose a one or two lap 14 or 28km bike course and a one or two lap 2.5 or 5km run course, both taking in the beauty of Brackley and surrounding villages and countryside.

Sprint distance Aquabike. Swim and bike only option for the sprint distance. Those opting for the aquabike complete the course as normal but head straight for the finish after the bike section.

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Brackley 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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