- The London Triathlon8AUG
The London TriathlonTriathlon ‧ LondonFree(157)
- Cardiff Triathlon28JUN
Cardiff TriathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Cardiff£61.95(1)
- The Marlow Classic 24MAY
The Marlow ClassicMulti-Sport ‧ Marlow1.9 mi • 0.9 mi£20(14)
- The SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon, Duathlon & Swim Events13JUN
The SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon, Duathlon & Swim EventsMulti-Sport ‧ Llanberis2.4 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 mi£26 - £165(1)
- Sandman Triathlon & Duathlon12SEP
Sandman Triathlon & DuathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Llanfairpwllgwyngyll£61.95
- Pitsford Standard Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon12JUL
Pitsford Standard Triathlon, Duathlon, AquathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Northampton£46 - £67
- The Fugitive5JUL
The FugitiveMulti-Sport ‧ Marlow1.9 mi • 0.9 mi£20(4)
- Brixham Harbour Triathlon31MAY
Brixham Harbour TriathlonOlympic ‧ Brixham£60
- Robinsons Abersoch Triathlon 20JUN
Robinsons Abersoch TriathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Abersoch0.6 mi£5 - £95
- Tavistock Triathlon11OCT
Tavistock TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Tavistock£18 - £49
- Newquay Triathlon: The Goat7JUN
Newquay Triathlon: The GoatMulti-Sport ‧ Newquay£17.50
- Tavistock Triathlon: The Squirrel12JUL
Tavistock Triathlon: The SquirrelMulti-Sport ‧ Tavistock£10
- Gosfield Lake Triathlon & Multisport19JUL
Gosfield Lake Triathlon & MultisportMulti-Sport ‧ Gosfield£30 - £59(4)
- English Riviera Triathlon & Beach Swim5JUL
English Riviera Triathlon & Beach SwimMulti-Sport ‧ Paignton1.9 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.5 mi£22 - £49(2)
- West Bay Triathlon28JUN
West Bay TriathlonMulti-Sport ‧ West Bay£25(1)
- Southport Sprint Standard Distance Triathlon17MAY
Southport Sprint Standard Distance TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Southport
- Sussex “Original” Triathlon6SEP
Sussex “Original” TriathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Ashburnham Place24.9 mi • 12.4 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.5 mi • 0.4 mi • 0.2 mi • 0.1 mi • 0.0 mi£52 - £94
- Eastbourne Triathlon14JUN
Eastbourne TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Eastbourne£59
- EpicMan Windermere31MAY
EpicMan WindermereTriathlon ‧ Lakeside
- Abersoch Triathlon20JUN
Abersoch TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Abersoch
- Southport Triathlon17MAY
Southport TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Southport32.0 mi • 16.0 mi
- Worthing Triathlon12JUL
Worthing TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Worthing(1)
- Brighton and Hove Triathlon13SEP
Brighton and Hove TriathlonOlympic ‧ Hove12.4 mi • 4.9 mi • 0.5 mi • 0.2 mi • 0.1 mi£75 - £130
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About Olympic Triathlons in the UK
The Olympic DistanceTriathlon, aka the Standard Distance Triathlon, is made up of a 1500m swim, a 40k cycle and 10k run. In the UK, triathlon events are often held between the Spring and Autumn, when conditions are warmer for outdoor swimming. This distance was introduced to the Olympics at Sydney 2000. British triathletes have had great success in Olympic triathlons, most notably the Brownlee brothers.
As with all triathlon events, be aware of the kit list required for each event. The equipment required may vary from race to race, however there are a few essentials for every triathlon event that you should be aware of. We’ve put together a list of essentials for any triathlon event, which should hopefully give you a head start in your race preparation.
What are the best Olympic Triathlons?
Olympic distance triathlons are the standard length of competition recognised by the ITU (International Triathlon Union) which runs the World Triathlon Series events. The World Triathlon Leeds is an excellent example of one of the UK’s most popular events with huge crowds of 70,000 plus. Other notable big name Olympic Triathlons include the London Triathlon and Hever Castle which is treasured for taking place in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Check out our list of Olympic Triathlons to find the best event for you.
What is the average time to complete an Olympic Triathlon?
A strong time for an amateur would be anything under the three hour mark. However to get to this level will require a decent level of investment in training. Top professionals will complete these events in under two hours. Alistair Brownlee famously won gold at the London Olympics in 2012 with a finishing time of 1:46:25.
How long should I train for an Olympic triathlon?
Starting from the ground up, we’d recommend you train well for around 12 weeks prior to an Olympic Triathlon event, especially if you want to post a competitive time. Following a tried and tested training programme can help with motivation and allow you to better track your progress. There are plenty of tri clubs in the UK, which will help you through training and you can make friends along the way. After a couple of these events, why not test your mettle with a Middle Distance or even a Full Distance Triathlon?