Triathlons in Bristol

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    Wincanton Triathlon
    Sun 28th Apr
    £38 - £353
    1 review
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    Wincanton Triathlon

    44 Dancing Ln, Wincanton BA9 9JD, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Based at Wincanton Sports Centre, this event is perfect for novices and experienced athletes.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      This race was last held in 2014, I had never taken part before but was so pleased when It apperared for this year.The Bike route is fast and easy with a few climbs but the run is a little lumpy 300 ft ( ish) in 2.8 miles so practice those hills.But this is a real good fun and a good test of fitness at the start of the season.Top work from the team at Immortal Sport
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    Immortal Triple Crown – Stourhead
    Sat 11th May
    £18 - £1,250
    11 reviews
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    Immortal Triple Crown – Stourhead

    High St, Stourton, Warminster BA12, UKView event
    11 reviews
    About the event

    Take up the challenge in this gruelling half iron man. This event will test even the most experienced triathletes. Come if you want to compete on a tough but rewarding course and achieve those well-earned bragging rights.

    Reviews
    • Did the Half Ironman in 2017

      A well organised event let down a little by the bike course. Although pretty, the road surface wasn't the best and there were two sets of roadworks that year (2107). The feed station (on the bike) was not ideal. The route was changed last minute for 2018 so 2019 could all be different. Great location and support as always though.
    • Did the event in 2018

      Reading the race overview on the website I knew that it was going to be a tough course, and it was. That's not to say it wasn't enjoyable - the location is amazing and great for spectators and the marshalling of the course was excellent - clearly letting you know the direction to go and understanding the nature of triathlon and letting you know a corner was clear and you could crack on! plus always a smile. It is hilly and that hurt a fair bit by the end but the feeling at the end is fantastic. A really great event.
    • Did the event in 2017

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    The BIG T Triathlon
    Mon 6th May
    £12 - £38
    2 reviews
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    The BIG T Triathlon

    67 Frome Rd, Trowbridge BA14 0DN, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We are delighted to announce the return of the annual Big T Triathlon, taking place in Trowbridge. You can choose between a sprint distance (400m / 25km / 5km) and our Enduro, olympic distance (600m / 48km / 10km) and Adult Aquathon (400m /5km). There are also Little t Junior races.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Did The Big T Triathlon Olympic Distance yesterday in the blazing sun! The swim was in Trowbridge leisure center and was very well organised and ran very smoothly. Following the swim was a short run to a nearby tennis court where transition was based. Onto the bike with was a 2 lap course which was mostly fast and flat with a couple of slight inclines but nothing too energy zapping. Transition was well organised and ran smoothly.The Run course was an ‘out and back’  (twice for the Olympic Distance) and to be honest was a pretty boring route although the original 2 lap route was changed at the last minute due to the recent amount of rain so the organisers couldn’t be blamed for that. Local support for the event wasn’t too great and I could of done with a bit more support in the heat but the marshals did their best to try and keep our spirits up.The medal & finishers t-shirt was nice and all in all a good day out and it’s a triathlon I would definitely consider doing again
    • Did the event in 2017

      well organised great route friendly race but put that extra in with a great goodie bag and Paralympic gold medalist handing out medals Stephanie Millward MBE! Great to go to a race that has put in extra little touches with spot prizes from protocal too!
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    The First Tri
    Sun 5th May
    £45 - £55
    7 reviews
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    The First Tri

    73 Lych Gate Mews, Lydney GL15 5TJ, UKView event
    7 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Indoor pool based Sprint distance Triathlon based at Lydney Leisure Centre in the Forest of Dean. Great event for beginners wanting to try the sport for the first time or for more experienced athletes looking to start the season off with a short & friendly race.

    Indoor heated pool, secure transition, left turn only bike ride, flat run to finish. Finishers mug & medal for everyone.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2017

      This was a short notice tri in terms of my training plan as it ended up being about half way through my initial training Sprint training plan but as a few free places were being offered by the company for debut triathletes living locally I thought why not push myself - and boy was it a challenge! Luckily I had scoped out the bike course the week before the race with some previous competitors from my club as it was far more hilly than I could imagine - but don't let that put you off! It was well worth it come the finish line emotions.Can't rate the registration process as I say it was a free place and all that was taken care of by TriMax Events for me. I have previously entered their running events so wouldn't have expected any issues had I needed to enter myselfThe aid station was limited to one water station on the run course - as it was a sprint event fueling was on an individual carry situation so I only grabbed one cup of water on the start of the second/final lap which was water in a cup so nothing more can be saidLocal support from the public was non existent from what I could take in and some of the park users on the run course looked offended a race was taking place in their park as this bruiser ran along in a skin tight tri suit at pace! The support at the transition / race village was good but as it was my first event I struggled to take in exactly how the atmosphere was - my team mates were there and very vocal so anything else was lostMarshal supervision was superb bar one chap in the swim section where he rudely informed me that I was holding up the 2 swimmers behind me even though they hadn't touched my feet - I then spent the rest of the swim grabbing at their feet as they were slowing me down - hey it is what it is but as I had listened to the briefing and the actions dictated hadn't occured his tone was aggresive and rude - this didn't sour my day but did annoy me at the time.The bike course had one compulsory foot down point where a right hand turn across a busy road was required - marshal there was on top of things and quick to acknowledge the foot down. The course is on open roads and you have to be aware of whats around you, unlike the other competitor who came flying down the hill past me and hadn't seen the horse box trailer coming out of the house until they were close enough to get stuck right up the rear axle. The only issue on the run course is a roundabout (the exit you run across is permanently blocked off and safe) where competitors tended to straight line the curve and didn't stick to a set side so I feel an improvement could be made here with some barrier tape and out and back lanes so the people traffic aren't dodging each other with potential for stepping into on coming vehicular traffic especially when the traffic is coming from behind on the out part of the loopOverall this race was fantastic and a real eye opener to the world of triathlon, as I have said the bike course is hilly but whats a challenge without something outside your current comfort zone? The organisation was brilliant and the provision of medals and mugs for finishers was a nice touch. I enjoyed this event so much I wanted to return to smash my course PB at The Last Tri in October alas work gets in the way so i've had to change my end of year event to something else. Will return next year to one of these Lydney based events. Well done TriMax Events on a brilliant event
    • Did the event in 2017

      Fab first race of the season. Great bike course. Nice run round lake. Very smoothly organised and easy to navigate!
    • Did the event in 2017

      Looking for a relaxed, inclusive, non intimidating environment to start your tri journey then this is your race. Any bike and ability. Just turn up and enjoy it....
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    The Pulsin Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon
    Mon 27th May
    £53 - £65
    14 reviews
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    The Pulsin Westonbirt Sprint Triathlon

    Unnamed Road, Tetbury GL8 8QG, UKView event
    14 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The event swim takes place within the grounds of the beautiful Westonbirt Girls School at the Westonbirt Leisure Centre . The swim is in the heated indoor pool, with the bike a fast, flat course, which passes the world famous Westonbirt Arboretum and the Royal Residence of Highgrove. The final run takes place through the school grounds and into Westonbirt Village. Definitely one of the most beautiful locations around for a triathlon, making this a must-do event.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Well organised from start to finish with all the little details thought through. Would recommend to first tmers as well as top perfomers. Great atmosphere. Marshalls very supportive even after a long day.
    • Did the event in 2018

      Returning to Westonbirt Triathlon for a second year I was really looking forward to this event and it didn’t disappoint! A great course, stunning views and location, With the transition area being right in front of the absolutely incredible Westonbirt school. Sign up was easy, registration was efficient and well organised, Marshal support was fantastic and the overall race is excellent. I’m not the only one to agree, the atmosphere and general mood amoungst triathletes is great. Certainly a race I’ll be returning too and I’d reccomend it to both novice and experienced triathletes - well done DB Max
    • Did the event in 2018

      i normally hate running but this triathlon was a joy to complete. The marshalls and everyone there was really friendly and supporting. Great triathlon to do for a first time triathlete.
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    Oldbury White Horse Triathlon
    Sun 5th May
    £34 - £47
    27 reviews
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    Oldbury White Horse Triathlon

    Calne Leisure Centre, Calne Leisure Centre, White Horse Way, White Horse Way, Calne, Wiltshire, Calne SN11 0SP, UKView event
    27 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The White Horse Triathlon returns for another year. After successfuk trials we will be using the Smart start system once again. Fundrasing for the Salvation Army: Recycles Swindon is encouraged.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Second time racing the aquabike at this event. It's a well organised race with a nice community feel. Well worth the trip over from Berkshire for.
    • Did the event in 2018

      The kids' triathlon on the Saturday was an excellent introduction to the sport.  The sprint tri on the Sunday was of a similarly high quality.  The courses were very suitable, well marked and superbly marshalled.  All in all, a fantastic weekend and we will definitely be back next year!
    • Did the event in 2018

      Really enjoyed this event. This is my second LPS event and I have found them one of the best for ohanisation (and give you a lovely medal). The routes were easily located and in a beautiful session. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning; thank you!
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    The Cotswold Super Sprint Triathlon
    Sun 12th May
    £35 - £60
    4 reviews
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    The Cotswold Super Sprint Triathlon

    Cotswold Country Park Lake and Beach, Cirencester GL7 6DF, UKView event
    4 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A one-lap lake swim in clear water lake is followed by a fairly flat, one lap ride on quiet country roads before departing for a two lap, traffic free run on paths around the lake.

    The Novice event and the venue are ideal for first timers or those moving from pool swim events to open water and the Super Sprint provides a great early fitness test or stepping-stone to Sprint and Standard distance.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      2018 was the 10th time I've completed the Triferris Cotswold SuperSprint.The event never fails to attract a great mix of competitors - from first timers to seriously quick athletes.The race organisers are highly expericenced and put on a great show. Staring off in the Cotswold Water Park the swim is top notch. The bike and run courses are flat and fast with the latter being around the park. Nice and scenic with no traffic.The event comes highly recommended and I hope to catch you at the next one!You can also check out my YouTube overview of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3MA-bT2h-Q
    • Did the event in 2017

      Apart from the lake temp 12c this was a great early season tri that I recommend to all new and experienced !
    • Did the event in 2017

      The Triferris Cotswold Super Sprint triathlon is a great early season open water swim event. Note must go to the organisers, Triferris, who have a wealth of knowledge on how to run a great event.The open water lake is beginner friendly. The event also draws some top age group talent so caters well for all level of competitor.I've also uploaded a video on the event to my YouTube channel at: http://bit.ly/2TriferrisCotswoldTri
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    Portishead Sprint Tri
    Sat 17th Aug
    £49 - £60
    22 reviews
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    Portishead Sprint Tri

    Esplanade Rd, Portishead, Bristol, UKView event
    22 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The DB Max Portishead Sprint Triathlon will continue to be on Saturday, giving competitors and spectators the chance to still really enjoy their weekend. A great coastal location with a superb outdoor 33m pool venue means this event is continuing to create a buzz in the Bristol area. With a top sponsor on board and some renowned triathlon clubs in the vicinity of the venue, this race is set to continue it's soaring popularity.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      As a first time competitor I am unable to compare this event with any other triathlons. The only issue I had was with other road users on the course. I appreciate that exclusive road use is was probably not an option in this case. Apart from the one minor point above, everything else appeared to be very well organised and executed. There is a very strong chance I would do the same event again.
    • Did the event in 2018

      I did this event in 2015 when I first started having a go at multisport events and have been back in 2016 and 2017 to do lane counting at the Lido. So this year, I was really keen to come back again to race the course and see how much I could improve on my previous time.Registration was very straightforward. I don't have a printer at home so I hadn't signed my waiver but there were plenty on hand to do on the day. Once I had shown my ID, I was given my pack of bike and helmet stickers and the number tattoos for your arms and legs.I was checked into transition quickly and found my stickered spot to set up in. There were a few porta loos around with very little queuing and very helpful marshals to help you put on your tattoos. The medical team were easy to spot too, so you felt safe before starting.The race briefing was on time, very thorough and with clear instructions of how the race would start. There were lots of safety points, reminders on not dropping litter and respecting other road users. Plus, the all important reminder to only do 12 lengths as the pool is 33m long! After the swim, you run up some steps towards transition and you're encouraged by the most fantastic Shouting Man who will make sure your path is clear for you. He is quite a regular at DBMax events, and he truely makes my race when he's there!The bike course is very hilly but with some quick descents too as well as being beautifully picturesque along the coastal road and through the villages on the way. The only gripe I have is that the road surface is very rough and full of holes all the way around. There is obviously absolutely nothing DB Max can do about this but it just made the hills hurt even more!The run is a mixture of tarmac and trail. It's very pretty along the esplanade and the costal path and again, it has 2 significant hills thrown in for fun. There is a water station on the run, that you pass twice, with eco-friendly cups full of water and Jelly Babies too.The support on Battery point and surrounding the Lido is really encouraging. However, other supporters and athletes who have already finished, tend to mill about on the esplanade without looking where they're going. I found myself dodging a few dogs and children on my way back in. Once up another set of steps, you do a short loop of the field around a tree and then across the finish line. As I finished, there was a huge tanker sailing across the Severn Estuary which you certainly don't get at every triathlon! DBMax also call out your name as you cross the line which really lifts your spirits.Once at the finish tent, you are given your medal and your timing chip is removed then you have a huge table full of treats to choose from. I always go for a jelly snake and I really like the Pulsin bars that are now regularly appearing at DBMax events.Overall, I made a 13 minute improvement on my 2015 time. Then, I was 64th female and 44th in my age category. Today, I was 20th female and 12th in my age category which rounded my day off perfectly.Thank you DBMax!
    • Did the event in 2017

      2017 was the 3rd time I've done this race and I love it more every time! ! It short enough for the beginner but the bike has 3 good climbs in and the run has two short but sharp climbs in  , enough to satisfy the more experienced athlete ! This is a reasonably tough race but still suitable for the first-time and to cap it off it is run by DB MAX and everything they are involved in is great ! Bring on 2018
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    The Blueseventy #51Fiver Cotswold Tri
    Sun 19th May
    Cirencester, England, United Kingdom
    £55 - £75
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    The Blueseventy #51Fiver Cotswold Tri

    Spratsgate Ln, Cirencester GL7 6DF, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    DB Max also use the same venue to organize the Inter-Services Standard Distance Triathlon, and the Army Standard Distance Triathlon Championships.

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    SWYD Sprint Triathlon
    Sun 26th May
    £64
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    SWYD Sprint Triathlon

    Barry Island, Barry Island, Barry CF62 5AJ, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come and beat Pritchard to the finish line on the iconic promenade at Barry Island. A sprint distance sea swim event suitable for first times as well as experienced competitors. A rolling bike course with two climbs and a flat and fast run finish along the prom! What's not to love?

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    The Cardiff Triathlon
    Sat 22nd Jun
    £59.99 - £99.99
    18 reviews
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    The Cardiff Triathlon

    6b Bute Pl, Cardiff CF10 5AL, UKView event
    18 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Located in the iconic Cardiff Bay, this triathlon is one of the most unforgettable city races on the calendar! You'll be part of an elite group who have swum in the world famous bay, this is followed by a fantastic, fast cycle route along completely closed roads. The triathlon is rounded off with a spectacular run along the Cardiff Bay barrage. The event village and transition (one of the most beautiful and striking in the sport) will be held on Roald Dahl Plass in front of the Wales Millennium Centre.

    With Olympic, Sprint and Mini Sprint distances available, there's something for every ability at the Cardiff Triathlon!

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Loved Cardiff Tri - completed as my second Olympic distance. Registration day before was nice and easy, good set up of stalls to grab some clobber and we got socks, a cow bell, foam hand and energy bar on sign up. Race start was delayed due to buoys not being set up, but only 10mins or so. Swim goes off in waves at 5 mins intervals and are mixed genders (not what I’d seen before) but was fine. I had issues navigating the swim but I think that’s my poor sighting rather than the course. Transition was easy to navigate and the bike course was 3 13km laps, so ran slightly short at 39km. It was fast and flat, saw one nastyish crash the other side - but I think they caught the turn too quickly. Run was 2 laps over the barrage - very exposed and hot but I love the views of the Bay here. Ran short at around 9km which was quite frustrating as I was pacing for 10km but ah well, the massive crowds at the end and name check as I crossed the line was pretty epic. Nice medal too.
    • Did the event in 2018

      i was doing the Olympic distance.The event is centred around Cardiff Bay and in particular the Millennium Centre, outside of which is the large transition area. I picked up my race pack on Saturday afternoon, which was stress free and also had some free merch for the kids. Staying in an air B&B appt on Sat night meant the shortest walk to racking on Sunday morning ever. Racking was quite precise, with marshals being very on the ball (not a complaint, just an observation).  There were quite a few confused newbies, nervous enough already and it was a good job there were quite a few others, myself included to help them get organised, but actually this gave transition a relaxed feel overall. The swim start is a short walk, but far enough for the use of flip flops if you have supporters at the start or disposable towel slips from a hotel trip. The swim is in the calm of the bay and it is a lovely swim. There are not a lot of marker buoys so the field does spread out quickly. The bike course is closed roads, but the road surface is rough and there are a lot of turns. I completed on a TT bike, but might consider my road bike next time, as I think with the handling and acceleration out of the corners, I would be quicker. The run is a super flat out and back affair, with two laps. I loved the view running on the barrage and was really able to get the legs going. There are a couple of narrow pinch points on the run, so be polite and people will make way for a speedy runner. The run is exposed, so if the weather is not good be prepared, not an issue this year. The event was very well supported (this years weather might have helped) with the locals getting very involved.The organisers athlete tracking app is really good for your supporters and gave accurate splits on the day, in real time (quite a surprise given some out there).In summary a really good Olympic distance event, in a great location and well supported. Well done AAH Events and Cardiff for keeping it closed roads.
    • Did the event in 2018

      I signed up for this September 2017 and this will be my first Olympic. I’ve heard good things about.   Flat bike and flat run. Online registration was easy. Collection of packs the day before (and I think the morning of) and a walk through the mini expo was easy. Lots of freebies with the race pack (cow bell, sponge finger, gel). Race day, easy to get to and park. Tranistion was large and easy to set up. Race brief was ok, a little hard to hear and follow what they were saying about the swim as the buoys where not our yet. The race was delayed due to safety people where not set up. Wave one was in the water for awhile before they could start. Swim was calm. Trainsition was easy. The bike is flat, three laps (you need to count them). Some of the road is rough and nothing picturesque about the bike. Good for support as it’s lapped. A lot of drafting exspecially when the sprint competitors were on courses. Next trainsition was easy. Run was two laps. A water station farther down the course is needed. Spectators were in the way on the run. It needed to be tapped off and marshalled better here. Finish chute was good. Food and drink after finishing had a good selection. Medal was nice. If you want a tshirt you need to pre order  or buy one at the venue  No changing or showing facilities. Support was good. Lots of races after the Olympic so the crowd is still there. Being in the bay, lots of food and drink options post run. Car parks near. I will race this again. Value for money, my option as it’s closed roads. So it’s worth it.
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    Cotswold Classic Middle Distance Triathlon
    Sun 4th Aug
    Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom
    £155 - £189
    133 reviews
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    Cotswold Classic Middle Distance Triathlon

    Ashton Keynes, Swindon SN6, UKView event
    133 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Flat and fast middle distance triathlon set in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds. Suitable for beginners as well as more experienced athletes looking to smash a middle distance PB.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      This was my second year doing this race as i suffer with anxiety quite badly with big races such as this one so its perfect for first timers and experienced athletes looking for a PB!

      The race breifing and info are all very informative and fun at the same time and all the volenteers and organisers are amazing!

      The swim goes off in waves and is 1 loop so its busy but managable for all levels of swimmers.

      The bike is two practically flat loops with 1 hill of note and the route is beautiful with countryside views and small villages and its great after your first lap to swing back by the transition where all the support are to boost you back out for the second lap !

      The run is 3 flat loops of ashton keynes water park which is largly off road and there is a lot of chances to see supporters ar a time when you need it most.

      Another event which i would reccomend and will go back one day to beat that 5 hour mark.

    • Did the event in 2018

      I was part of a relay team so can only go on what I was told about the bike and run course... but the swim was lovely ... a little bit confusing in places but I put that down to slight race panicAftet the swim I went out to support the bike course which looked well marshalled and easy to get to from transition we were able to support the runners at various places on the run and it looked like a nice run courseThis is one event I would like to do again and either as part of a relay or on my own ... had an amazing day out in a beautiful location
    • Did the event in 2018

      Positives:Incredibley fun, positive and welcoming atmosphereVery professionally without faultless race day logisticsNice fast courseRoad crossing well marshalled and traffic well controlledWell stocked aid stationsGreat value for moneyNegatives:Having to collect registration pack in person outside of race day - I understand that posting is problematic and not everyone can collect on race morning but if there is an alternative it may be worth consideringLarge waxed water cups on the run are very hard to drink from while running (I inhaled lots of water and drank lots of air making me feel quite sick) and feel very environmentally unfriendly - we're in a world now where being environmentally friendly (and being seen to be) is very important and it's a issue becoming increasingly prominent in triathlon
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    Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Triathlon
    Sat 10th Aug
    Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom
    £48 - £52
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    Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Triathlon

    17 Happy Land, Ashton Keynes, Swindon SN6 6PN, UKView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Enjoy a swim, bike and run throughout the Cotswolds taking in some fantastic scenery.

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    Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Triathlon – Sunday
    Sun 11th Aug
    Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom
    £48 - £62
    1 review
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    Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Triathlon – Sunday

    17 Happy Land, Ashton Keynes, Swindon SN6 6PN, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Triathlon involving a swim, bike and run around the beautiful lakes of the cotswolds.

    If you would like to take part in this triathlon event as a team, please select the team entry option and include additional details in the custom field at the bottom of the page. You may have two or three members of your team.

    Reviews
    • Did the 51.5K in 2018

      Aside form a day fo torrential rain in a perfect hot sunny summer it was great, 2 loop swim of a lovly lake, well makred out, quick short transition, the bike course is dead flat and fast, not closed roads but well marshalled and quite, run is a bit dull 9 laps though means there is lots of people around you all the time so helps with support
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    Cotswolds Individual Team Relay Super Sprint Triathlon
    Sun 1st Sep
    Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom
    £65
    10 reviews
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    Cotswolds Individual Team Relay Super Sprint Triathlon

    17 Happy Land, Ashton Keynes, Swindon SN6 6PN, UKView event
    10 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    An individual team relay triathlon is a team event where you are made up of 4 team members who will each complete a short distance in a race environment, using your timing chip as your relay baton. The first team member will start in the water, complete their triathlon and then hand over to the 2nd team member who will enter the water from a running start. Much like on the Commonwealth Games in 2014. The 2nd member will then hand over to the third and the fourth team member will run to the finish line, this is when your race has finished and it is a combined time for all of you. You must have 4 team members to take part in this event.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      An end of season bit of fun. This race was a great one for experienced Triathletes and people who just want to give one a try. Well organised event with a good and humorous race briefing which will keep you interested. Layout is pretty good and easy enough to navigate.

      The swim is an straight forward out and back and a one loop flat bike makes for a fast bike section but also will allow a mountain bike or hybrid to power around. The run is one lap around the lake so is on mixed terrain.

      A really good and well run event that i would certainly pass onto friends to do. Will certainly look at their other events and this again in 2018

      It is great to race with friends. Oh and the support from the crowd was pretty good :)

    • Did the event in 2018

      What a great event. Luke knows how to run a race well.

      We, 4 of us, decided this would be a perfect event to end our UK seasons after a somewhat busy year and that decision was correct.

      Luke gave a thorough brief ahead of the event, explaining (with humour) what would happen. He gave a roll call too, of the clubs taking part or the “unattached” 😂 anyway, it has stuck in my mind which is the important thing.

      The swim, bike, run and transition between participants was well marked. You could not fault it. A fast, flat course for anyone.

      I was extremely surprised that at the finish you received a cotton tee (I do like one of these now and again instead of a tech tee. I’m more likely to wear it out and about rather than training), a buff/snood (who doesn’t like one of those?!) and the all important token of participation - a medal. Oh and a swim cap, which was the sturdy silicone ones and not flimsy latex. If I didn’t have my Racecheck one on at the start too it would have been spot on.

      Thank you Luke, look forward to racing with you next season; I’ll look to bring my club to this event!

    • Did the event in 2018

      Completed this race for the second time.  A great, fun, team event!  Really good value too, very nice medal and t-shirt at the end.
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    Cotswold 113
    Sun 9th Jun
    Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom
    Sold Out
    151 reviews
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    Cotswold 113

    Ashton Keynes, Swindon SN6, UKView event
    151 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Set in the Heart of the Picturesque Cotswolds, the Swim is a one lap 1.9km in the well known lake 32 based in the centre of the Ashton Keynes water park. The bike section leaves the water park and heads out the area on a flat and fast course into some of the Cotswolds most beautiful and quiet villages. The route is two laps, and the most outbound point is based at the top of the only real hill on the course Neils Hill in Hannington Wick.

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    • Did the event in 2018

      One of my favourite races - super friendly and fantastic organisation. The organisers and Marshalls are so friendly and helpful, and really go out of their way to make it a fantastic athlete experience.

      The swim is beautiful and clear, the bike flat and fast and the run an interesting loop with parts off road.

      My only complaint is that the start was delayed significantly in 2018 due to fog (which was completely the right call for safety reasons), but this led to parts of the bike course being very busy with athletes and traffic in both directions on some very narrow roads, making overtaking impossible.

      On the whole though, a fantastic friendly race in a beautiful location.

    • Did the event in 2018

      Cotswold Classic – Middle distance triathlon.

      Changing plans – I arrived at the campsite about 500m from the lake to enjoy a BBQ 🍖 for Mrs D birthday. Realising that I had forgotten the bread rolls I stopped in Bassett for a supermarket sweep of bagels, baguettes, croissants & rolls. Still had that nagging feeling I’d forgotten something- as I drove in to the campsite I realised I’d left my running shoes behind !

      Saturday was a quick dash home for running shoes, see the dogs & hubby who stated Good job it’s a local tri !, have a proper shower and return to register. The temps were rising so I was very conscious about keeping cool and hydrated, I’d be out long enough in the sun in Sunday.

      Tonights pirates pre race tradition was fish & chips which seemed to take an age, when they arrived we found out that the usual chippy was over flowing with visitors for a tractor festival in the village, only in Wiltshire 🤣 so an alternative was found.

      Time for bed and alarm set early, although not as early as the marshal who covered my 4am slot – cheers shipmate ☠️

      Sunday was a clear day, we had a few misty mornings in race week and the June event was delayed. Breakfast forced down, more fluid taken in then off to transition.

      I have swum & run in relay teams and marshalled this event for many years but this was my first time as a solo finisher of the Classic or 113 event.

      Boy was it a hot one on course ☀️

      Swim – I chose to wear my wetsuit and for the first time had a bit of a bun fight to the first two buoys. Sighting with the sun rising is difficult and I only hope the two swimmers either side of me who were alternating who bashed me were going the right way. The buoys were set well and we didn’t encounter any shallow areas or need to walk. Steady swim 38mins, way off my best on this course but seemed to swim an extra 400m. Interrogation in transition by club mates as why I was racing ?

      Bike – cracking ride for me and only slowed for the loose freshly laid the day before gravel for about 5 miles, flying on my Felt and loved the speed and lack of traffic. 3:03 with loads Strava PR’s 🥇Kept hydrated and fuelled and pushed the pace averaging 17.9mph.

      Run – well the wheels didn’t just fall off but they melted ! The first lap was steady & comfortable with a wee stop in one of the cleaned port-a-loo I have ever seen !

      Then BBQ & track dust kicked up my cars parking around the chalk lakes set my asthma off at start of lap 2 which was when I discovered that I’d lost the canister 😳 💨 from my inhaler. I still had the blue case but not much use unless a snorkel for a cat. A friend ran to my tent to collect a spare as I looped around and I literally had my second wind. Although it was getting hotter and hotter now baking us in 30c temperatures. A kind local had a hose pipe shower on the far side of the course and was happy to drench us. If he was on a water meter then a very generous man as there for hours. My run target of sub 2:20 was melting away, crossing the line with 2:45

      Finally 6:40:00 finish which was over half an hour faster than Lakesman on a very similar course earlier in the year. Better bike & swim but faded on the run.

      In other news – I didn’t mess up my Garmin !! No operator error this time !

      Met Steve who was doing his first ever triathlon and suffering with groin strain & knee pains ( ex rugby player) we agreed to help each other limp, gasp our way through last lap and a half to the finish. He realised black kit wasn’t his best choice of the day !

      When the going gets tough the tough keep going…

      Many people pulled out due to panic, illness, injury or heat exhaustion.

      Full respect to all finishers & survivors in the 30c heat.

      Good job the medals are waterproof ! As that post finish flop in the lake was the best !

      Just a month to ironman Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

      Still plenty to do but getting back on track.

      Cotswold Classic & 113 are amazing faces which are totally athlete focus, from Will to see everyone finish, enjoy themselves, safely and achieve their goals. The little extras like free race photos of us in our glory & pain add to the experience. The salty snacks on feed stations, the extra water station added for the heat and the shower were much appreciated. The marshals were ace, signage superb and what a beautiful location for a race. Why I haven’t done it in full before I’ll never know ?! But will balance that up with race one / marshal one each year from now.

    • Did the event in 2018

      My first middle distance Tri and a great event to do it.Things I likeCommunication before was fab.course was easy to follow.marshals were great.Excellent feed stations on the run.Lovely flat fast course Things I didn't likeParking wasn't easy for family coming later in the day.Medal was uninspiring Transition for some was on a rocky path whilst others had grass. All in the all a great event and great introduction to 70.3 triathlons.
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    Midsomer Triathlon (Sprint)
    Sun 1st Sep
    Midsomer Norton, South West, United Kingdom
    £32
    1 review
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    Midsomer Triathlon (Sprint)

    27 Gullock Tyning, Midsomer Norton, Radstock BA3 2SY, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Welcome to the Midsomer Triathlon, the Event is held at Midsomer Sports Centre, Midsomer Norton near Bath. BA3 2SY, formerly known as South Wansdyke Sports Centre. The venue is family friendly with a great skate park and playground, cafe and terrace. The Triathlon is run under British Triathlon Federation rules and Race Permit. It is organised by Midsomer Tri, a group of local Triathletes wanting to bring a Triathlon to the area following in the footsteps of the much loved old Wansdyke Triathlon. We positively encourage all abilities and age groups to take part and we regularly have competitors aged over 70 racing.

    First timers are very welcome and we're available to answer any questions to help prepare for the race. It's also a challenging course suitable for competitive Triathletes.


    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Very good short course!!! Swimming facilities were great and the bike course was a real challenge with a sharp uphill right off the bat!!! Run course was two loops with the return all uphill so not a course for PB’s but a good challenge!
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    Cotswolds Lake 62 End of Season Triathlon
    Fri 30th Aug
    Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom
    £49 - £64
    19 reviews
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    Cotswolds Lake 62 End of Season Triathlon

    17 Happy Land, Ashton Keynes, Swindon SN6 6PN, UKView event
    19 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The swim will take place in the beautiful lakes of the Cotswolds. The event will be a deep-water start with swimmers taking part in the same wave. Once completing the swim, you will prepare for the cycle stage for a two lap course around the Cotswolds taking in some fantastic scenery. The cycle course is fairly flat with a couple of gentle sloping inclines. Once completed you will drop your bike off for a spectator friendly run course around the lake.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      Enjoyed the event. Great lake swim, good transistion area. Nice route on the bike, roads were quiet, although on lap 2 I did wonder if I had taken a wrong turn as I hadn't seen any signage for a while.6 laps of the run was a little monotonous and narrow in places making it difficult to pass others, or let other runners past. Also a few nasty undulations, rabbit holes, exposed roots etc. on the edges of the path that could have caused a nasty injury. Although some had been marked out. But made the run a little more intresting.Would definitely recommend the event and hope to do it again next year. With it being run a number of times over the season its a great way to benchmark your progress.
    • Did the event in 2018

      This was my first Standard Distance Triathlon and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. The organisation was a well oiled machine, the route was safe and well sign-posted. The course itself was not too difficult for a first-timer which is why I'd like to return to do it again next year!It may be useful to state when the halfway mark or three quarters mark has been reached. Thanks Guys!

      Organiser replied:
      Thank you for the review Clare, distance markers - we seem to have forgotton about these ont he last couple of events, thank you for bringing them to our attention and they will be back out on course the next time round :) Luke
    • Did the event in 2018

      This was my first standard triathlon having done a few sprints and I loved it, I was buzzing afterwards.The swim was great, stunning scenery on the bike and despite the 6 laps the lake path was fun - although running is my weakest bit. Transition is well-located and only a very short run out of the water (something I struggled with at Bowood House). Minor gripes: The bike course could have more signage and especially out on the main road bit, markers could be more frequent. It's not traffic-free and the road past Kemble airfield gets a bit hairy with trafic overtaking at speed. Otherwise it's a stunning route. Transition is a little cramped. The run is a slightly uneven trail run, which laps 6 times although it is thankfully flat and great scenery around the lake.Overall it was an excellent event - well-organised and friendly in a cracking location. Well done.I'll definitely be back next year.Nick
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