Beginner Friendly Triathlons in Yorkshire and the Humber

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JUN9
Registration Perks
AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds

The highlight of the UK triathlon season with over 5,000 amateur competitors getting a unique chance to test their mettle on a portion of the course the professionals use. Organised by British Triathlon, and attracting crowds of over 75,000, this event offers a truly unforgettable experience for all involved.

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AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds

Princes Ave, Leeds LS8 2EP, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The highlight of the UK triathlon season with over 5,000 amateur competitors getting a unique chance to test their mettle on a portion of the course the professionals use. Organised by British Triathlon, and attracting crowds of over 75,000, this event offers a truly unforgettable experience for all involved.

£25 - £104
AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds
JUN30
Woodhall Sprint Triathlon

Swim, ride and run your way through this popular sprint triathlon. A race well-suited to new and experienced triathletes alike, competitors will enjoy the countryside of the course. Come for the event t-shirt and finisher's medal.

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Woodhall Sprint Triathlon

Jubilee Park, Stixwould Rd, Woodhall Spa LN10 6QH, UKView event
About the event
Swim, ride and run your way through this popular sprint triathlon. A race well-suited to new and experienced triathletes alike, competitors will enjoy the countryside of the course. Come for the event t-shirt and finisher's medal.
£48 - £56
Woodhall Sprint Triathlon
AUG31
Sundowner Triathlon

A fun, friendly triathlon with a great atmosphere. No matter what youre level of ability you can be sure of a fantastic experience with loads of encouragement & support from the Freebird crew.

The unique middle-distance & Sprint Triathlon Sundowner Triathlons based at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park just 10 miles from York, has a leisurely Saturday midday & morning start respectively. Allowing you to wake up and prepare for the race without the usual early morning rush!

As the name suggests, some competitors will be completing the course as the sun goes down, a fantastic sunset photo opportunity for those final competitors.

The middle-distance event comes complete with a superb post-race party and live entertainment. Camping on site is also available, so you and the family can enjoy a great weekend of triathlon and post-race relaxation in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

The Sundowner Sprint Triathlon kicks off a great weekend of sport at the ever popular Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, based just 10 miles from York. Gaining momentum over the years this has become one of our main sell-out events of the season so please dont leave it too late to sign up and miss out!

Whether you prefer the sprint distance or are supporting someone taking part in the longer middle-distance Sundowner Triathlon, the Sundowner Sprint Triathlon offers you the opportunity to enjoy a quality triathlon experience.

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Sundowner Triathlon

Unnamed Road, York YO42 4RL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

A fun, friendly triathlon with a great atmosphere. No matter what youre level of ability you can be sure of a fantastic experience with loads of encouragement & support from the Freebird crew.

The unique middle-distance & Sprint Triathlon Sundowner Triathlons based at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park just 10 miles from York, has a leisurely Saturday midday & morning start respectively. Allowing you to wake up and prepare for the race without the usual early morning rush!

As the name suggests, some competitors will be completing the course as the sun goes down, a fantastic sunset photo opportunity for those final competitors.

The middle-distance event comes complete with a superb post-race party and live entertainment. Camping on site is also available, so you and the family can enjoy a great weekend of triathlon and post-race relaxation in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

The Sundowner Sprint Triathlon kicks off a great weekend of sport at the ever popular Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, based just 10 miles from York. Gaining momentum over the years this has become one of our main sell-out events of the season so please dont leave it too late to sign up and miss out!

Whether you prefer the sprint distance or are supporting someone taking part in the longer middle-distance Sundowner Triathlon, the Sundowner Sprint Triathlon offers you the opportunity to enjoy a quality triathlon experience.

£52 - £175
Sundowner Triathlon
SEP14
Nidderdale Sprint Triathlon

Set in the heart of the Nidderdale area of natural beauty and hosted by the Nidderdale pool & leisure centre it is possibly the most scenic of its type you are likely to experience.

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Nidderdale Sprint Triathlon

23 Low Wath Rd, Pateley Bridge, Harrogate HG3 5HL, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Set in the heart of the Nidderdale area of natural beauty and hosted by the Nidderdale pool & leisure centre it is possibly the most scenic of its type you are likely to experience.

£40
Nidderdale Sprint Triathlon
JUL14
Registration Perks
York Triathlon

The York Triathlon returns to York Sport Village and the 2019 UK Triathlon Race Calendar for the sixth year running, with 2 distances to choose from and the option to enter as an individual or relay team.

The triathlon starts with a swim in the heated indoor pool, follows on with a flat multi-lapped bike course and finishes with a run.

This spectator friendly venue is perfect for crowds to cheer on competitors and create a fun & relaxed atmosphere so, whether participating or supporting, get colleagues, friends and family involved, take on the challenge and join in the fun.

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!

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York Triathlon

York Sport Village, York YO10 5FG, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The York Triathlon returns to York Sport Village and the 2019 UK Triathlon Race Calendar for the sixth year running, with 2 distances to choose from and the option to enter as an individual or relay team.

The triathlon starts with a swim in the heated indoor pool, follows on with a flat multi-lapped bike course and finishes with a run.

This spectator friendly venue is perfect for crowds to cheer on competitors and create a fun & relaxed atmosphere so, whether participating or supporting, get colleagues, friends and family involved, take on the challenge and join in the fun.

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!

£55 - £64.95
York Triathlon
SEP15
Ilkley Triathlon

The Ilkley Triathlon is a club run sprint distance event held every year since 1992 making it one of the longest running triathlon events held in the UK. This year will be the 26th edition of the race. It has a reputation for being a friendly, race, ideal for novices and first-timers with great support all the way around the course. However the course is still a challenge for more experienced athletes, indeed both Brownlees have taken part in the past. The testament to its popularity is that it has won the UK "Race of the Year" on multiple occasions including 2015 and was nominated in the top three in 2016 & is shortlisted again in 2017. Ilkley Triathlon remains one of the best value for money events in the racing calendar and combined with it being set in a stunning Yorkshire countryside location it is a simply must do the event.

Don't fancy racing as an individual? Then why not get together with some friends and enter a team; one person swims, one person bikes and the third one finishes with the run. It can be a fun way to start your life as a triathlete. With a multi-lap course, full catering facilities and great views its also perfect for your supporters to enjoy the day whilst cheering you on. In recent years it has sold out within hours, so if you would like to find out what all the fuss is about and take part then don't delay!

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Ilkley Triathlon

2 Denton Rd, Ilkley LS29 0AA, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Ilkley Triathlon is a club run sprint distance event held every year since 1992 making it one of the longest running triathlon events held in the UK. This year will be the 26th edition of the race. It has a reputation for being a friendly, race, ideal for novices and first-timers with great support all the way around the course. However the course is still a challenge for more experienced athletes, indeed both Brownlees have taken part in the past. The testament to its popularity is that it has won the UK "Race of the Year" on multiple occasions including 2015 and was nominated in the top three in 2016 & is shortlisted again in 2017. Ilkley Triathlon remains one of the best value for money events in the racing calendar and combined with it being set in a stunning Yorkshire countryside location it is a simply must do the event.

Don't fancy racing as an individual? Then why not get together with some friends and enter a team; one person swims, one person bikes and the third one finishes with the run. It can be a fun way to start your life as a triathlete. With a multi-lap course, full catering facilities and great views its also perfect for your supporters to enjoy the day whilst cheering you on. In recent years it has sold out within hours, so if you would like to find out what all the fuss is about and take part then don't delay!

Ilkley 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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