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JUL14
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The Fugitive Triathlon

The Fugitive Half Iron Distance is the only long distance event in the Thames Valley. a fairly flat scenic course taking in the views of Marlow and the surrounding areas.

This is the 10th year of the Fugitive Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a river swim, cycling and running. The event has attracted 1000s of participants over the year and is open to all levels of participant and encourages first time triathletes to the event.

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The Fugitive Triathlon

Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UKView event
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From the organiser

The Fugitive Half Iron Distance is the only long distance event in the Thames Valley. a fairly flat scenic course taking in the views of Marlow and the surrounding areas.

This is the 10th year of the Fugitive Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a river swim, cycling and running. The event has attracted 1000s of participants over the year and is open to all levels of participant and encourages first time triathletes to the event.

£45 - £125
The Fugitive Triathlon
OCT6
Registration Perks
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.

1 reviews
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Brackley Triathlon

Springfield Way, Brackley NN13, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

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.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2014

    this was my very first tri, my love for Tri was as a result of the lovely event, well organised and the local feel encapsulated meswim leg in the school pool, following onto a great cycle leg through the countryside, undulating in parts, the marshals perform a sterling job, to keep you safe run leg is well marked out as you follow the school field, technical and well supported the team do very well to organised these events,
£18 - £55
Brackley Triathlon
JUN1
Blenheim Palace Triathlon
Blenheim Palace Grounds, South East, United Kingdom

Join over 7,000 triathletes at the beautiful World heritage site, Blenheim Palace, for the UK's most stunning triathlon. Known by many as the season opener, this is the second largest triathlon in the UK and a firmly established must-do event.

We have combined this breath-taking backdrop with sport, to produce what can only be described as the most stunning triathlon in the UK.

Blenheim Palace is an idyllic setting for a triathlon, with an open water lake swim and mostly fast and flat bike and run legs on traffic free roads. With options of sprint and super sprint distances this really is a fantastic event for elites, beginners and everyone in between. And the Weekend Warrior challenge is the ultimate test of endurance. Entrants attempt to complete as many triathlons as they can during racing hours, over the two days of the event weekend. The Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon course consists of a fresh lake open water swim, a gently undulating bike course and a picturesque run route around the Queens Pool.

The atmosphere at the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon is always spectacular and this is mainly down to the wonderful level of support the event receives from spectators. So for those not taking part please feel free to come along to Blenheim Palace, bring a picnic, look around the Capability Brown landscaped gardens and make a weekend of it.

21 reviews
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Blenheim Palace Triathlon

1 Bothy Cottages, Blenheim Palace Grounds, Woodstock OX20 1PY, UKView event
21 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

Join over 7,000 triathletes at the beautiful World heritage site, Blenheim Palace, for the UK's most stunning triathlon. Known by many as the season opener, this is the second largest triathlon in the UK and a firmly established must-do event.

We have combined this breath-taking backdrop with sport, to produce what can only be described as the most stunning triathlon in the UK.

Blenheim Palace is an idyllic setting for a triathlon, with an open water lake swim and mostly fast and flat bike and run legs on traffic free roads. With options of sprint and super sprint distances this really is a fantastic event for elites, beginners and everyone in between. And the Weekend Warrior challenge is the ultimate test of endurance. Entrants attempt to complete as many triathlons as they can during racing hours, over the two days of the event weekend. The Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon course consists of a fresh lake open water swim, a gently undulating bike course and a picturesque run route around the Queens Pool.

The atmosphere at the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon is always spectacular and this is mainly down to the wonderful level of support the event receives from spectators. So for those not taking part please feel free to come along to Blenheim Palace, bring a picnic, look around the Capability Brown landscaped gardens and make a weekend of it.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2018

    Did this as was recommended by a friend. It didn’t disappoint but the weather was incredibly hot. My first OW swim, well marshalled and felt safe at all times. Wave size not too bad. Lifeguards helped us unzip wetsuits due to heat before running up the hill to T1. Bike course
  • Did the event in 2018

    Finally got my chance to race at Blenheim after years of wanting to. I know a lot of people say the price is steep but on reflection, I really think it’s money well spent. This is without a doubt one of the premier triathlon events I’ve ever done.If I was making recommendations, here’s a few:- Get there early and give yourself time in transition etc. It’s a busy place, you won’t be queueing etc, that side of things is very efficient, but you still have to get from the car to registration to transition and then on to lake, there’s a bit of walking. If you’re like me and want to be able to take your time getting set up, definitely build that time in so you can relax. I made some mistakes because I was rushed that caught me out at the start of the bike- Race pack, the number was a bit flimsy and I had to punch two holes in it to fit my race belt, was worried I was going to rip it or it fly off on the bike at any moment. Bike and helmet stickers were irritating with the peel-off back too, took me ages to get them off which didn’t help when I was rushed- Run water station, just one which normally would be fine, was turning into a real hot day though so I’d always make provision for an extra one. This is a really big event, and see no reason why this can’t be achieved. Outside of all of this, I can only say this race is AWESOME. It’s a totally honest course, undulation in both the bike and run, and a hill straight out of the swim to get up to transition. It’s a beautiful route from start to finish with great crowds and on-course commentators whipping up the atmosphere. You can have fun but also if you really want to push yourself, the course is challenging enough to give you a real test.  Finish chute is brilliant, I have a young family and my son ran down over the finish line with me which I reckon is my favourite moment in triathlon yet.Definitely do this race, there really is nothing not to like!
  • Did the event in 2017

    This was my first triathlon and it was a good choice. Registration was easy and there was reqgular contact via e mail and an excellent preparatory information pack. The marshalls were outstanding and my family loved the supporters experience. The run from the swim to the transition area is quite ling and up hill (as a word of warning).Outstanding event
£43 - £126
Blenheim Palace Triathlon
MAY19
The Beale Beastie

The Beale Beastie awaits you...
Now in its third year, The Beale Beastie is a highly acclaimed season opener for novices and experienced traithletes alike.
The Beale Beastie is a sprint distance triathlon set in the stunning Beale Park, Berkshire. Brilliant as a season starter for both novices and experienced athletes.

The Wee Beastie is our junior event for 8-16 year olds, held on the same day (around 12.00pm) and is a rather unique open water swim for the junior athletes. The bike and the run are safe within the grounds of Beale Park.

Make the most of the day by taking your friends and family to discover the world of Beale Park. Home to a wild mix of animals and attractions, all competitors can enjoy a discount on entry into the wildlife park on the day of the event.

2 reviews
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The Beale Beastie

Unnamed Road, Reading RG8 9NX, UKView event
2 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The Beale Beastie awaits you...
Now in its third year, The Beale Beastie is a highly acclaimed season opener for novices and experienced traithletes alike.
The Beale Beastie is a sprint distance triathlon set in the stunning Beale Park, Berkshire. Brilliant as a season starter for both novices and experienced athletes.

The Wee Beastie is our junior event for 8-16 year olds, held on the same day (around 12.00pm) and is a rather unique open water swim for the junior athletes. The bike and the run are safe within the grounds of Beale Park.

Make the most of the day by taking your friends and family to discover the world of Beale Park. Home to a wild mix of animals and attractions, all competitors can enjoy a discount on entry into the wildlife park on the day of the event.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2017

    This was the first hosting of the Beale Beastie, and the guys from TVT did a great job - if there were any teething problems, they weren't apparent to me.Registration on the morning was a breeze for me (though I did spot that a bit of a queue built up at peak arrival time), with a decent goody bag provided, including a few freebies and a race t-shirt.The swim was a fresh 14 degrees, but the lake was calm and clear - an easy inverted V course, with an equally easy swim exit, with transition very close by.The bike course is great - a couple of relatively steep climbs sandwich a longish (and very fast) false-flat downhill, and the view of the countryside are cracking (if you can spare the time to take them in!). Roads were very quiet too, which definitely helped.The run course is stunning - almost entirely off road on grass tracks, with a hefty chunk alongside the River Thames, then through some light woodland.A bottle of water and decent medal awaited at the finish line.All in all, a great event - only thing that I'd look at is whether a water station is needed on the run; I personally didn't feel like I needed one, but others (particularly the first-timers, of which there were quite a few) might appreciate it.
  • Did the event in 2017

    The inaugural Beale Beastie was my first triathlon. For my first attempt it was perfect for me.I turned up just after registration opened so flew through picking up my goodie bag, that was decent, a t-shirt and some goodies. There was quite a queue once more people turned up.The swim entry was narrow causing a bottle neck delaying things a little but nothing that of been done. 14 degrees and a simple V shaped course.The bike course was intense, crazy hilly with some racing downhills. The scenery was amazing the few times I could take my eyes of the road. Plenty of marshalls along the route encouraging consistently.The run was all off road along the Thames tow path and around nearby wooded area. As a newbie I would of liked a water station on the run route but if that is my only critism that's not bad.At the finish line was a really cool looking medal and a bottle of water.For my first triathlon I don't think I could of picked a better one.
£45 - £50
The Beale Beastie
AUG26
OxfordTri Sprint Triathlon

This event is organised by Oxford Tri, one of the leading and biggest triathlon clubs in the country.

The venue is at Radley College, which is an independent boarding school set on an 800 acre estate just south of Oxford.

The swim will take place in a 25m indoor pool. Swimmers will start in waves and will be grouped based on expected swim time (to be declared on entry form).

The bike course consists of a single lap of the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside surrounding the college. The course is fairly flat with a couple of gentle inclines.

The run course is two laps of a car-free loop in and around the college grounds.

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OxfordTri Sprint Triathlon

Church Walk, Radley, Abingdon OX14 2HW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

This event is organised by Oxford Tri, one of the leading and biggest triathlon clubs in the country.

The venue is at Radley College, which is an independent boarding school set on an 800 acre estate just south of Oxford.

The swim will take place in a 25m indoor pool. Swimmers will start in waves and will be grouped based on expected swim time (to be declared on entry form).

The bike course consists of a single lap of the picturesque Oxfordshire countryside surrounding the college. The course is fairly flat with a couple of gentle inclines.

The run course is two laps of a car-free loop in and around the college grounds.

$42.50
OxfordTri Sprint Triathlon
JUN22
Registration Perks
Twyford Kids Triathlon
Twyford, England, United Kingdom

Third year in Twyford - it just keeps growing!

It is great to see SO many kids wanting to take part in this event. This is likely to sell out - so if you're interested, book in quick!!

Open to all abilities aged 8 (or turning 8 in 2019) -14 years old. First timers and seasoned pros welcomed with open arms.

Event has been proposed to be part of the Triathlon England South Central Junior Series for the third year running too.

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Twyford Kids Triathlon

17 Kibblewhite Cres, Twyford, Reading RG10 9AX, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

Third year in Twyford - it just keeps growing!

It is great to see SO many kids wanting to take part in this event. This is likely to sell out - so if you're interested, book in quick!!

Open to all abilities aged 8 (or turning 8 in 2019) -14 years old. First timers and seasoned pros welcomed with open arms.

Event has been proposed to be part of the Triathlon England South Central Junior Series for the third year running too.

£22 - £23
Twyford Kids Triathlon
JUL27
Henley Kids Fun Triathlon

The UK Kids Fun Triathlon Henley is now in its 8th year and held within the grounds of Henley Leisure Centre & Gillotts School, located just outside the pretty riverside market town on the River Thames.

As organisers of the biggest triathlon series across the UK we are passionate and proud about what we do. The Kids Fun Triathlons are no exception and leave everyone with a special sense of achievement at the end of an event when hundreds of smiling kids faces, parents words of appreciation and promises to return next year confirm that the end result was worth every bit of hard work all round.

9 reviews
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Henley Kids Fun Triathlon

8 Gillott's Ln, Harpsden, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4HP, UKView event
9 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

The UK Kids Fun Triathlon Henley is now in its 8th year and held within the grounds of Henley Leisure Centre & Gillotts School, located just outside the pretty riverside market town on the River Thames.

As organisers of the biggest triathlon series across the UK we are passionate and proud about what we do. The Kids Fun Triathlons are no exception and leave everyone with a special sense of achievement at the end of an event when hundreds of smiling kids faces, parents words of appreciation and promises to return next year confirm that the end result was worth every bit of hard work all round.

Reviews
  • Did the event in 2016

    My daughter did this age 9.  She had never done a triathlon and isn't experienced on a bike.This was the perfect introduction for her.  It was a safe event with plenty of support from marshalls and a really welcoming team.  Abilities of all ages take part so the serious athletes can take part and the beginners.There is a real buzz at the event and my daughter is now hooked and we are looking for the next event.
  • Did the event in 2016

    This event was just incredible.  I am still smiling, not only from watching Ozzy do his first triathlon, but from the fact that he did it with over 700 amazing children all trying their best and loving the day.  We are looking forward to racing again at Dearnford Lakes in July.  Thank you to everyone involved.
  • Did the event in 2016

    My daughter enjoyed her first triathlon at the age of 9yrs.  I did not receive the email 7-10 days prior to race day, however received an email with all the details promptly after my request the day before race day. Next time we will bring a picnic and enjoy the atmosphere of the afternoon. As first timers we came only for the race not knowing what to expect, and were probably ill prepared for where to position ourselves to support our daughter.overall, once we were organised, we all enjoyed the triathlon experience! ☺️.
£23
Henley Kids Fun Triathlon
AUG4
Cotswold Classic Middle Distance Triathlon
Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom

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.

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
£155 - £189
Cotswold Classic Middle Distance Triathlon
AUG10
Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Triathlon
Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom

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

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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.

£48 - £52
Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Triathlon
AUG11
Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Triathlon – Sunday
Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom

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.

1 reviews
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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
£48 - £62
Cotswolds Lake 62 Standard Triathlon – Sunday
SEP1
Reading Triathlon

The very first triathlon event to take place in the UK was held at the Kirtons Farm Water Sports Centre back in 1983. The venue has now become the Tri2O Swim Centre, based adjacent to the Reading Lake Hotel.

The Reading Triathlon has been run and organised by the experienced events team at My Sporting Times (who also run the Tri2O Swim Centre) since its inception many years ago. Due to diversification of their business, and their close links with the Tri2O Triathlon Club (which was founded at the Swim Centre by a small group of keen triathletes), MST handed over the organisation of the event to the club. We have continued to work closely in partnership with the MST Team to ensure continuity, benefit from their expertise and experience, whilst also bringing fresh ideas to make the event the best local triathlon ever.

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Reading Triathlon

1 Kirtons Farm Rd, Reading RG30 3UW, UKView event
About the event
From the organiser

The very first triathlon event to take place in the UK was held at the Kirtons Farm Water Sports Centre back in 1983. The venue has now become the Tri2O Swim Centre, based adjacent to the Reading Lake Hotel.

The Reading Triathlon has been run and organised by the experienced events team at My Sporting Times (who also run the Tri2O Swim Centre) since its inception many years ago. Due to diversification of their business, and their close links with the Tri2O Triathlon Club (which was founded at the Swim Centre by a small group of keen triathletes), MST handed over the organisation of the event to the club. We have continued to work closely in partnership with the MST Team to ensure continuity, benefit from their expertise and experience, whilst also bringing fresh ideas to make the event the best local triathlon ever.

£65
Reading Triathlon
SEP1
Cotswolds Individual Team Relay Super Sprint Triathlon
Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom

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.

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.
£65
Cotswolds Individual Team Relay Super Sprint Triathlon
MAY26
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Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon

This is the 10th year of the Marlow Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a river swim, cycling and running. The event has attracted 1000s of participants over the year and is open to all levels of participant and encourages first time triathletes to the event.

The Swim course is in the River Thames. It is designed to make even the weakest swimmer get a fast swim split.

The Marlow Classic Half Iron Distance is the only long distance event in the Thames Valley and is a fairly flat scenic course taking in the views of Marlow and the surrounding areas.

The Bike course for the Sprint Distance is 24.5km & the Olympic Distance is 37km. It is an out and back course and only has two hills, but otherwise fast and flat.

The Run course for the Sprint Distance is a 1 Lap 5km route & the Olympic Distance is 2 Laps for a 10km. The course is on Tarmac and Grass Footpaths. It meanders back towards Marlow and into the finish at Higginson Park from the river tow path.

The event is set to attract over 700 participants, as the world of endurance sports and triathlon creates massive demand for longer distance events over the shorter distances that have originally formed this great sport.

6 reviews
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Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon

Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UKView event
6 reviews
About the event
From the organiser

This is the 10th year of the Marlow Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, consisting of a river swim, cycling and running. The event has attracted 1000s of participants over the year and is open to all levels of participant and encourages first time triathletes to the event.

The Swim course is in the River Thames. It is designed to make even the weakest swimmer get a fast swim split.

The Marlow Classic Half Iron Distance is the only long distance event in the Thames Valley and is a fairly flat scenic course taking in the views of Marlow and the surrounding areas.

The Bike course for the Sprint Distance is 24.5km & the Olympic Distance is 37km. It is an out and back course and only has two hills, but otherwise fast and flat.

The Run course for the Sprint Distance is a 1 Lap 5km route & the Olympic Distance is 2 Laps for a 10km. The course is on Tarmac and Grass Footpaths. It meanders back towards Marlow and into the finish at Higginson Park from the river tow path.

The event is set to attract over 700 participants, as the world of endurance sports and triathlon creates massive demand for longer distance events over the shorter distances that have originally formed this great sport.

Reviews
  • Did the Olympic in 2018

    1:The day was great however having to go and pick your pack up the day before was a pain......2:The biggest thing for me was the colour of the buoys in the water, they should of been yellow, red, or orange and not blue/purple as they were very hard to see while you are swimming!!!3:The water stations were very close together which didn't make much sense cold of done with one more water station.
  • Did the Olympic in 2018

    I had to make a extra trip to Marlow to pick up my race number. It could have been sent in the post and it seems it was possible to pick it up on the day. It was an hour round trip.
  • Did the Sprint in 2018

    Good race, well marked. People were drafting though and marshals didn't know the rules so cheating was going on but overall was good.
£60 - £160
Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon
JUN9
Cotswold 113
Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom

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.

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.

Reviews
  • 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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Cotswold 113
JUN29
Questars Adventure Race 3 - Berkshire

This adventure race will make best use of the wonderful countryside where the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meets the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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Questars Adventure Race 3 - Berkshire

Padworth Ln, Reading RG7 4HS, UKView event
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This adventure race will make best use of the wonderful countryside where the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty meets the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Questars Adventure Race 3 - Berkshire
JUL28
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Henley Triathlon 2019
Henley-on-Thames, South East, United Kingdom

The increasingly popular Henley-on-Thames Triathlon is in its ninth year and takes place at Henley Leisure Centre and Gillotts School.

The town is perhaps best known for the annual Royal Regatta, which attracts some of the world's finest rowers. Conveniently situated just outside the picturesque town of Henley on the edge of the Chiltern Hills and the banks of the River Thame.

We want to encourage more women to have a go! Any age, any ability, just get together for the camaraderie and challenge, whilst raising vital funds for research into beating cancer. The event is aimed at all abilities, at all levels of fitness, from complete novice to club and pro triathlete, as well as charity and fun competitors.

UK Triathlon has dedicated a section of the event solely to The Pink Wave and is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer. Open to all women who want to take part. All abilities welcome. High 5's, cheers, and a lot of pink guaranteed!

Places are sure to fill up quickly, so secure your place and enter now.

1 reviews
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Henley Triathlon 2019

Gillotts School (front entrance), Henley-on-Thames RG9 1PT, UKView event
1 review
About the event
From the organiser

The increasingly popular Henley-on-Thames Triathlon is in its ninth year and takes place at Henley Leisure Centre and Gillotts School.

The town is perhaps best known for the annual Royal Regatta, which attracts some of the world's finest rowers. Conveniently situated just outside the picturesque town of Henley on the edge of the Chiltern Hills and the banks of the River Thame.

We want to encourage more women to have a go! Any age, any ability, just get together for the camaraderie and challenge, whilst raising vital funds for research into beating cancer. The event is aimed at all abilities, at all levels of fitness, from complete novice to club and pro triathlete, as well as charity and fun competitors.

UK Triathlon has dedicated a section of the event solely to The Pink Wave and is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer. Open to all women who want to take part. All abilities welcome. High 5's, cheers, and a lot of pink guaranteed!

Places are sure to fill up quickly, so secure your place and enter now.

Reviews
  • Did the Sprint & Relay in 2018

    As this event has two transitions, make sure to take a gel with you on the bike if you usually take one on the run - there won't be a place you can leave it in second transition if you don't have separate running shoes and bike shoes.Be prepared for things to get a little dicey in the pool - it's tiny and you will get held up as it's hard to overtake in such narrow lanes. Use those moments to catch your breath!
£59.95 - £64.95
Henley Triathlon 2019
AUG30
Cotswolds Lake 62 End of Season Triathlon
Ashton Keynes, South West, United Kingdom

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.

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Cotswolds Lake 62 End of Season Triathlon

17 Happy Land, Ashton Keynes, Swindon SN6 6PN, UKView event
19 reviews
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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.

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  • 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
£49 - £64
Cotswolds Lake 62 End of Season Triathlon

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