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APR28
Southport Splash World Triathlon

An epic pool based sprint triathlon with closed roads for the cycle route. Based at Dunes Splash World, Southport, the 400m swim takes place in the 5 lane 25m pool, the 20km cycle is flat 2 lap closed roads course and the flat 5km run is a single lap around the marine lake. Its ideal for first timers and we also attract a host of experienced and elite racers. The atmosphere is relaxed and the course is fast, so join us for an EPIC early season sprint!

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Southport Splash World Triathlon

Dunes Splash World, Esplanade, Southport PR8 1RX, UKView event
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An epic pool based sprint triathlon with closed roads for the cycle route. Based at Dunes Splash World, Southport, the 400m swim takes place in the 5 lane 25m pool, the 20km cycle is flat 2 lap closed roads course and the flat 5km run is a single lap around the marine lake. Its ideal for first timers and we also attract a host of experienced and elite racers. The atmosphere is relaxed and the course is fast, so join us for an EPIC early season sprint!

£44 - £49
Southport Splash World Triathlon
MAY19
Southport Triathlon

The Southport sprint and standard distance triathlon attracts triathletes of all ability levels, from complete novices to elite competitors. Based at Waterside Lodge a modern, purpose built two-storey Activity Centre on Southport Marine Lake, it has become one of the biggest local events, reaching maximum capacity every year. The sprint distance event is a 750m swim / 20k cycle / 5k run, the standard distance is 1500m swim / 40k cycle / 10k run. The cycle course takes place on closed roads and the run course is based around the marina on tarmac paths.

5 reviews
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Southport Triathlon

50 Marine Dr, Southport PR8 1RY, UKView event
5 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Southport sprint and standard distance triathlon attracts triathletes of all ability levels, from complete novices to elite competitors. Based at Waterside Lodge a modern, purpose built two-storey Activity Centre on Southport Marine Lake, it has become one of the biggest local events, reaching maximum capacity every year. The sprint distance event is a 750m swim / 20k cycle / 5k run, the standard distance is 1500m swim / 40k cycle / 10k run. The cycle course takes place on closed roads and the run course is based around the marina on tarmac paths.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    This was the first time I’d raced here, it was very well organised and would definitely do this again.
  • Did the event in 2017

    Had a fab weekend, we were lucky enough to get a caravan pitch right next to the finish line which made everything so at hand. The registration was really easy and the officials/marshalls were really helpful. The lake was pretty shallow and had quite a bit of bird muck which stunk, other than that everything was great and can't wait for next years event.
  • Did the event in 2017

    southport Triathlon has quickly become one of my goals of my year, absolutely love racing locally and the fact this is one of British triathlons premier events offering qualifying for European championships etc (not that I was anywhere near the AG team this year) registration was a doddle, and made race day a breeze, the guys at epic events know what they're doing (I know I Marshall for them regularly) and this shows in how easy they make thing a for the athletes. Nice warm swim, albeit in a smelly lake, then a closed road bike leg (who doesn't love that?) and a lovely flat as a pancake run around the lake. I'll be back and hopefully fighting fit next time
£49 - £64
Southport Triathlon
MAY5
Horwich Triathlon

Horwich Triathlon is known as 'The Race To The Pike'. It's one of the oldest triathlon events in the North West, dating back over 25 years. It starts with a 500m pool swim and then a 40k undulating cycle ride, but we save the best bit until the end. The 8.6k run climbs all the way to the summit of Rivington Pike, before descending back to the finish at Horwich Leisure Centre.

We have all ability levels taking part, but it's not for the faint hearted. It's a tough challenge, but that's what makes the event so popular and whilst the run is brutal, it's what makes it iconic. This event is also the EPIC Club Championships, your club can score points by having more competitors in the event and finishing higher up the ranks. The club with the most points wins 1000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

4 reviews
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Horwich Triathlon

Horwich, Bolton, UKView event
4 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Horwich Triathlon is known as 'The Race To The Pike'. It's one of the oldest triathlon events in the North West, dating back over 25 years. It starts with a 500m pool swim and then a 40k undulating cycle ride, but we save the best bit until the end. The 8.6k run climbs all the way to the summit of Rivington Pike, before descending back to the finish at Horwich Leisure Centre.

We have all ability levels taking part, but it's not for the faint hearted. It's a tough challenge, but that's what makes the event so popular and whilst the run is brutal, it's what makes it iconic. This event is also the EPIC Club Championships, your club can score points by having more competitors in the event and finishing higher up the ranks. The club with the most points wins 1000 to donate to a charity of their choice.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2016

    I was in 2 monds whether to do this event, specially in light of the horrendous weahter forecast, however, I am so glad I did. They day is extremely well organised from start to finish and I have to give a very special mention to all the marshals. I wouldnt fancy standing round for for 6 hours+ in that weather. It's one thing completing, but the stand around, and still be that encouraging to all athletes is a super human effort. Much Kudos to all. Also, just random people, not even spectators were so encouraging. Lovely people in that part of the World. Walkers, people waiitng for buses, everyone clapped and gave encouragement. Organisation was superb. Only small things that I feel could be improved were:1) The transition area was on sloping grass. Which became very very muddy. It made transition very hard. Supose it would have been fine in the sunshine, but I would have prefered this to be on flat concrete. maybe the car park?2) The timing. I do prefer to have all trasitions seperat ein my time. So Swim, T1, bike, T2, Run. However. It was split into Swim+T1, Bike+T2, Run. I know its only a minor gripe, and may be down to cost, but just my opinion. The run is very off-road and slippy uneven surfaces. This is explained well before sign up and in the welcome pack. Not for the faint hearted (or ankled!).But in summary. Great event. Really really well run and marshaled and hope to be back next year (in the sunshine hopefully)

    Organiser replied:
    Transition is now back in it's original position on hard concrete (the grass area was temporary whilst our old area was being sold to new owners).
  • Did the event in 2016

    Very well organised, great course with great support. Weather was absolutely horrendous but didn't dampen any spirits. The rain did contribute to a very muddy transition area, which only got worse as the day went on.
  • Did the event in 2016

    "The bike and run are a bit hilly" said the lovely poolside marshal giving the pre-race brief. She wasn't wrong. Undulating, challenging and scenic, that's what you're faced with on the bike and run. But let's start with the swim and work through.Following an easy and efficient registration I was guided to transition by ever smiling marshals (not easy on such a cold and wet day) and was soon set up. Happy with my transition area I headed to the pool. Due to the pool and transition being a couple of hundred metres apart the organisers recommmend taking a pair of trainers to leave at the exit of the pool and I must say the organisation and help here are good and a beginner's nerves would be well eased. Twenty lengths in a lovely warm pool and off to T1.T1 and T2 are in the same place and if I had any criticism it would be that it was all a bit tight in here. However, due to the staggered start times it didn't feel too crowded when I was in there. From T1 and out onto the bike route. A tough climb from the off had me looking at my speed and thinking I'd be out there all day. Despite this once I'd reached the top of the first climb and shifted onto the big ring things felt much better. The route is interesting, scenic and in places very quick. I loved it. The final couple of miles are a climb back into Horwich, leaving the legs wearied for the run.T2 was muddier now but not horrible and the run is ahead. A hard, multi-terrain, climb to the landmark pike and an almost vertical final 100 metres to the summit is tough but the pay off is a much easier descent back to the finish.Epic Events had the road closed and finishing beneath the gantry on the road felt great.The weather kept supporters to a minimum but the marshals were friendly and supportive.On a personal note I suffered debilitating cramp at T2 and on and I must thank the marshals for their supportive words leaving for the run and on completion. Thanks!
£44 - £60
Horwich Triathlon
JUN5
Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Series – Race 1

The Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series consists of 4 events, 1 per month in June, July, August & September, each taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm (6 pm in September). Each event is a 500m open water swim in Capernwray Quarry, followed by a 20k road cycle and 5k out and back run on the Lancaster Canal towpath. It's a fantastic venue for a great price, ideal for novices as a first open water event or elite competitors as a mid-week sharpener!

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Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Series – Race 1

1 Capernwray Rd, Capernwray, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series consists of 4 events, 1 per month in June, July, August & September, each taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm (6 pm in September). Each event is a 500m open water swim in Capernwray Quarry, followed by a 20k road cycle and 5k out and back run on the Lancaster Canal towpath. It's a fantastic venue for a great price, ideal for novices as a first open water event or elite competitors as a mid-week sharpener!

£12 - £30
Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Series – Race 1
SEP15
Fleetwood Triathlon

Closed roads, flat, fast sprint triathlon on quiet country lanes and around the Fleetwood Promenade. Now in its 9th year and part of the Fylde Trilogy Series including Ribby Hall and St Annes. Ideal for first timers or those wanting an early season PB. Medals, gifts, chip timing, prizes all included in one of the lowest cost triathlons in the UK. Open to adults and all children (TriStar) age groups, allowing them to race on proper closed roads!

2 reviews
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Fleetwood Triathlon

YMCA Fleetwood, Marine Splash, ESPLANADE, Fleetwood FY7 6HF, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Closed roads, flat, fast sprint triathlon on quiet country lanes and around the Fleetwood Promenade. Now in its 9th year and part of the Fylde Trilogy Series including Ribby Hall and St Annes. Ideal for first timers or those wanting an early season PB. Medals, gifts, chip timing, prizes all included in one of the lowest cost triathlons in the UK. Open to adults and all children (TriStar) age groups, allowing them to race on proper closed roads!

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  • Did the event in 2017

    Enjoyed my first triathlon, I had a smile on my face all the way around the course despite the bad weather
  • Did the event in 2017

    ** Update at bottom ** I have done a few Triathlons and unfortunately this one ranks near the bottom of the pile. Here's my review of the day.Registration was quick and we were given a t-shirt which I'll be honest looked a little cheap. No event information on the shirt, just a small swimmer,cyclist,runner in the top corner. Last events i have done like to celebrate the day and print tri info with dates etc. Nothing. They are missing a trick here.No boxes in transition, no mention on the website of race briefing pack. Now I know British triathlons rules have banned boxes but as no mention in emails we presumed this was allowed. The weather was rough with heavy rain forcast. I asked why we weren't told of this as my towel, trainers clothes are all going to getting soaked. The reply "well your going to be getting wet anyway" I may well be but it's nice after a soaking bike ride to quickly dry off with a DRY towel and to put a DRY running top and hat on. Other participants had bags which were larger than the boxes not allowed. You really need to inform us if this before the event so that we can bring a waterproof bag. The brief before the swim was very well delivered as was the issuing of the timing chip. We were then issued round to the start point were we was put into our start order. It was very hard to hear the swim Marshall.With the swim you did 2 lengths then duck under the lane ropes and swim 2 lengths in the next lane and so on. This worked surprisingly well as I was expected bedlam. When I watched my wife doing her swim segment their was swimmers queing up to get past the slower swimmer at the front slowing in some cases 7 people behind deep. There was an actual queue with people walking. Marshals didn't do anything. Also I spotted a chap actually doing backstroke ?? Again nothing was said. Upon completing the swim and T1 We had to mount the bikes at the bottom of a small incline but before a bend. This was bad positioning and i saw a number of people struggling to get clipped in. A better position would be at the top of this at the entrance to the main road (like the Rossendale Triathlon). The bike route was 3 loops of an out and back, perfectly straight and flat. On a dry calm day this would be awesome. Unfortunately on the day it was like the perfect storm ! The marshals were fantastic and very encouraging. Back into transition to be greeted with soaking clothes, towel, everything. Lovely. Decided to just put on my soaked trainers, leave the cold clothes in transition and go for the run. This was a straight out and back. With the weather it was tough going and i was looking forward to the drinks station at halfway.... Ah ... Problem here. No drinks station, nothing. Every previous triathlon i have done have given water as a minimum. Running back with my mouth open to trap rain water it was then lol. Some great encouragement from other running And some banter which was great.And we come to the finish which had quite a few people cheering us on which was great to see and very much appreciated. I got to the finish and was greeted to 2 teenagers just looking at me. I asked what they want me to do it where to go and i received a blank look. After deciding they would probably like my timing chip i handed it over, again greeted with a blank expression. I noticed water in the back of a van so decided to chance my arm and ask for one... Success ! Pushing my luck I decided to ask for the good bag as promised by event organiser some months previous. My goodie bag was a cheap looking medal. That was it. I then walk off, confused to my family. Security on the day was very well done apart from the end which wasn't great. I showed my race number to gain entry into transition to get my bike and lost my race number to get back out, also my race number had blown off  my bike during the cycle. Walking out of transition it i said i couldn't find my number and it was a "ah don't worry about it off you go!" I couldn't believe it. No checking up, nothing. I don't know what measures could be taken but surely something ? Stronger race numbers and the bike numbers that wrap around the seat post ?Route was alright, marshalling great but cheap t-shirt as medal and no refreshments on the run not good at all. We got more at the finish when we have done £15 10k runs. For the same money other triathlons have given out hoodies and great medals, great customised tshirts, medals and food bag. This could be a great event if the organisers look at some other local triathlons and take notes, West Lancs Tri and Rossendale Tri are Prime examples. Unfortunately I won't be back. *** Update *** All entrants results have now been published online expept mine which looks as though my timing chip hasnt recorded anything. Have questioned this with the organisers and also sent screen grabs of my timings from Garmin. Awaiting a response. After many emails between myself and the organiser i`m being told that the chip hasnt infact worked. I was asked what i thought my finishing time was and they added this to the official results ? I`m struggling to receive a refund for the event. Maybe i should of told them i had a 50min finishing time and that way would of won the prize money for the day as it doesnt look likely i`ll receive anything else back !
£21 - £42
Fleetwood Triathlon
JUL3
Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Series – Race 2

The Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series consists of 4 events, 1 per month in June, July, August & September, each taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7pm (6pm in September). Each event is a 500m open water swim in Capernwray Quarry, followed by a 20k road cycle and 5k out and back run on the Lancaster Canal towpath. It's a fantastic venue at a great price, ideal for novices as a first open water event or elite competitors as a mid-week sharpener!

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Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Series – Race 2

1 Capernwray Rd, Capernwray, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series consists of 4 events, 1 per month in June, July, August & September, each taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7pm (6pm in September). Each event is a 500m open water swim in Capernwray Quarry, followed by a 20k road cycle and 5k out and back run on the Lancaster Canal towpath. It's a fantastic venue at a great price, ideal for novices as a first open water event or elite competitors as a mid-week sharpener!

£15 - £25
Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Series – Race 2
AUG25
West Lancashire Summer Triathlon

The West Lancashire Triathlon takes place again from Edge Hill University, which provides the perfect venue. This is one of the most highly rated events for first timers in the North West. All abilities take part including some of the region's elite competitors, but the event has really made it's name as the perfect first time challenge.

5 reviews
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West Lancashire Summer Triathlon

Main Building (Lady Margaret), Ormskirk L39 4QP, UKView event
5 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The West Lancashire Triathlon takes place again from Edge Hill University, which provides the perfect venue. This is one of the most highly rated events for first timers in the North West. All abilities take part including some of the region's elite competitors, but the event has really made it's name as the perfect first time challenge.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    I have done the West Lancs Sprint Tri and this is exactly the same in every way. Very well organised event, probably the best i have done. The Bike route is 3 loops of a course which means that you are always near other cyclists. The run is a mazy affair through the residential complex which is ok but you cant really get into a rhythm as you are constantly turning corners.

    This year (2018) was the wettest on record according to the marshalls. I genuinely thought i got wetter on the run than i did in the pool ! it was fantastically supports which really lifted your spirits as everyone was laughing about how bad the weather was !

    I cant really fault this event and will be booking for the spring and summer ones next year.

  • Did the event in 2017

    first time I’ve done this race as i had heard good things about it, it’s held at edge hill university campus in the new sports centre, it’s a great clean up to date venue.as it’s pool swim you set off in waves, the pool is great for spectators as they can watch from 3sides.its a small run out onto the all weather pitch for t1 all good underfoot thoughbike course is 3 laps of a very quiet course 90 of the roads are really smooth it’s a cracking speedy coursethe run is 5 k around the campus which although is quite twisty and turny flows quite well, was very surprised how nice the campus is landscaping is great which gives a good run route it’s run 2 times a year it’s got everything really fantastic for first timers wanting to test themselves on their firs tri but also great for people wanting a quick race
  • Did the event in 2016

    This was my second time at this event and yet again it didn't disappoint.Easy and friendly registration, a large transition area and good ride and run routes.Being a slow swimmer I was an early starter but there was already a buzz about the event as many competitors brought family and friends to support.The pool is great and after the safety briefing I had a good swim and headed to transition. Now it is worth noting that it is a bit of trek to transition from the pool but it's manageable bare-foot, bit you can leave shoes at the exit to the pool if you want.Transition is large and I had plenty of room. Quickly into the helmet and bike shoes and off I went for the bike leg. Three laps of a pleasant and well signed course later and I was back for the final transition.After dismounting the bike it's another long jog to your transition spot but not too difficult. Bike shoes off and trainers on I set off on the run.The run route is very twisty to begin with but its nice enough through the university grounds. The finish on the athletics track is great and there was lots of support.This is a great Triathlon for both beginners or more experienced triathletes.
£39 - £55
West Lancashire Summer Triathlon
AUG7
Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Series – Race 3

The Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series consists of 4 events, 1 per month in June, July, August & September, each taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm (6 pm in September). Each event is a 500m open water swim in Capernwray Quarry, followed by a 20k road cycle and 5k out and back run on the Lancaster Canal towpath. It's a fantastic venue for a great price, ideal for novices as a first open water event or elite competitors as a mid-week sharpener!

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Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Series – Race 3

1 Capernwray Rd, Capernwray, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series consists of 4 events, 1 per month in June, July, August & September, each taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm (6 pm in September). Each event is a 500m open water swim in Capernwray Quarry, followed by a 20k road cycle and 5k out and back run on the Lancaster Canal towpath. It's a fantastic venue for a great price, ideal for novices as a first open water event or elite competitors as a mid-week sharpener!

£25 - £30
Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Series – Race 3
JUL14
Ironman UK

Dubbed one of the UK's friendliest towns, Bolton has something for everyone in the IRONMAN family. Athletes can take a nature walk with the kids, go shopping, and dine in cozy pubs and restaurants as they prepare for race day.

The beautiful lake swim takes place in Pennington Flash. There are numerous viewing opportunities for spectators at the start and T1. Cyclists will embark on a 112-mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside. The bike course includes the famous Sheep House Lane climb twice where spectators can get up close and personal with the athletes in true Tour de France style. The run begins at T2 at the Macron Stadium and athletes will head into Bolton town centre, where they complete three loops of a circuit before finishing in Le Mans Crescent in the shadow of the Albert Hall.

IRONMAN UK offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2018 edition of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

30 reviews
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Ironman UK

9 Bold St, Bolton BL1 1LS, UKView event
30 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Dubbed one of the UK's friendliest towns, Bolton has something for everyone in the IRONMAN family. Athletes can take a nature walk with the kids, go shopping, and dine in cozy pubs and restaurants as they prepare for race day.

The beautiful lake swim takes place in Pennington Flash. There are numerous viewing opportunities for spectators at the start and T1. Cyclists will embark on a 112-mile, two-loop journey from Pennington Flash and onto the breathtaking Lancashire countryside. The bike course includes the famous Sheep House Lane climb twice where spectators can get up close and personal with the athletes in true Tour de France style. The run begins at T2 at the Macron Stadium and athletes will head into Bolton town centre, where they complete three loops of a circuit before finishing in Le Mans Crescent in the shadow of the Albert Hall.

IRONMAN UK offers 40 qualifying slots for the 2018 edition of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    After the course change concerns had passed this event was great to do. organisation was really good - the split transition is frustrating for preparation and slightly less post-race, but doesn't impact actual race. The swim was in Pennington Flash and with the recent heat wave and blue green algae was very pleased that it went ahead - some challenges with the swim into the sun, and the smell but otherwise a lovely swim. Bike was tough, an altered course because of the fires sheephouse was replaced with a shorter sharper hill and Hunters Hill was a challenge particular;y second time, the course is beautiful and I always try to remember to take a look around when on the bike on longer events. The big plus for IMUK is the suppport - they crowds out on the bike course are brilliant and help you get up the climbs. Out onto the run from the town centre - 4 loops of a challenging route with a steep and the gentle incline with the reverse on the way back in - it was very warm, feed stations were excellent and the support again was amazing. It became a bit of a run walk task after 10 miles as the heat and miles took their toll. Crossing the line was emotional - glad the challenge was over, thankful for the support on the day and from famil and friends leading up to the event and ecstatic to have run down the red carpet and finished. A brilliant race, with amazing support - looking for next IM race now.
  • Did the event in 2017

    I may be a little biased about Ironman UK seeing as I live on the bike course, but having been both athlete and spectator it is one of the best days of the year!!Never been a fan of swimming, but the “Australian exit” certainly helped to break it up a little bit for me.The bike course is a great one, lumpy and bumpy for the majority, but can certainly pick up a bit of speed on particular sections. The support through Adlington and up Babylon Lane is phenomenal! Babylon Lane in particular is an emotional moment when your friends and family are there to cheer you on, but also so is the whole village, lining the streets like a scene from TdF!However, the support on the run is second to none. Even towards the end, there were still plenty of locals and local Tri clubs out there supporting everyone! Advice for anyone thinking of doing it - recce the course! Both bike and run. Sheephouse Lane and Hunters Hill are not for the faint hearted, especially twice! And there’s a couple of cheeky hills on the run that you don’t think of until race day.
  • Did the event in 2017

    All I can say is that for my first Ironman,  the whole weekend experience was amazing.I regisered and attended the race brief on Friday evening in one of the hospitality suites at the macron stadium,  which was a bit different to the normal bloke standing on a crate with a megaphone! Already the ironman atmosphere was there and I felt part of it. This was it, it was happening.  On the Saturday I set up my transitions, and despite being a split transition all seemed to go relatively smoothly. There were more than enough helpful volunteers to help, tell you which bag went where etc. Being a first timer I was given an additional "become one" wristband,  so that marshals etc. would be aware and able to offer any additional support and advice, which I thought was a nice touch.Sunday morning and very hassle free bus transfer from the car park at the stadium to the swim start, and it was time to nut up or shut up! The memory of AC⚡DC Thunderstruck playing at the countdown to the start as we all stood there still sends shivers down my spine.Off we went,  and into  the 2 lap swim. Have to say the water was seriously murky, and the in ramps for the 2 laps were so steep it was impossible not to slip and end up shuffling in on your backside, but otherwise, well a swims a swim. Onto the bike and out towards Rivington reservoir, and this was where you first started to experience the unbelievable support from the locals,  the streets we lined with whole families out to watch and cheer the lunatics in lycra.Soon came the first ascent of the infamous Sheephouse lane,  which as it turned out wasn't much of a deal as far as climbs go. Despite it being grey and drizzling on this first lap, the absolute legends of the Sheephouse lane fancy dress party were there doing their thing,  and raising morale and motivation. Big respect to them. Some rolling countryside followed, then came Hunters hill, were once again the crowd support defied belief. It was a cacophony of noise and people surrounding you, patting you on the back from both sides like it was the summit of Alpe D'Huez. The weather brightened up for the second lap, which was a bonus, but nonetheless i was incredibly glad to get off the bike at the end. The bike course was well marshalled and clearly signed,  my only criticism, which is clearly out of the hands of the organisers would be the state of the roads in some places, have to be some of the worst road surfaces I've seen in the UK.The first part of the run was a bit of a meander to join the main run loop, a 3 lap out n back in the town along Chorley new road. When youv'e oin the loop, and seen people sporting lap bands, it seems like a lifetime u til you pick up your first on, and paranoia sets in, and you start thinking "did I miss it, am I going to end up running an extra loop?" But once you've experienced the crowds in the city centre and pick up your first one on the way back along the long stretch of Chorley new road, this fears are alleviated. The long road has a steady gradual climb on it, which for me started taking it's toll on the second lap, and there is a sharp little climb just before you go into the city centre. Once in the centre you get to experience the crowds and music and carnival atmosphere, and you completely forget that your body is working on reserves and near breaking point! By this time the sun was out, and locals with hosepipes were a welcome sight, in fact the entire length of the fun loop was literally wall to wall cheering crowd.As you enter the city centre for the final time you see the finish line that has taunted you every time you had to run past, but this time you run down the carpet, and under the gantry to those immortal words "You are an Ironman!" and I have to say, as a first timer, that was just the most awesome feeling ever!That was it , job done, I am an ironman!
£430
Ironman UK
SEP4
Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Triathlon Series

The Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series consists of 4 events, 1 per month in June, July, August & September, each taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm (6 pm in September). Each event is a 500m open water swim in Capernwray Quarry, followed by a 20k road cycle and 5k out and back run on the Lancaster Canal towpath. It's a fantastic venue for a great price, ideal for novices as a first open water event or elite competitors as a mid-week sharpener!

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Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Triathlon Series

1 Capernwray Rd, Capernwray, Carnforth LA6 1AD, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Capernwray Sprint Triathlon Series consists of 4 events, 1 per month in June, July, August & September, each taking place on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm (6 pm in September). Each event is a 500m open water swim in Capernwray Quarry, followed by a 20k road cycle and 5k out and back run on the Lancaster Canal towpath. It's a fantastic venue for a great price, ideal for novices as a first open water event or elite competitors as a mid-week sharpener!

£25
Capernwray Mid Week Sprint Triathlon Series

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If you are looking for local triathlon events look no further. Whether you are looking for a Super Sprint triathlon to ease you in, an impressive Olympic distance for a massive challenge, or want to really push yourself with a Half Ironman or full Ironman, here you can find details of a huge range of local triathlon events in both the UK and all over the world.

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