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    Bosworth Triathlon
    Sun 23rd Jun
    Market Bosworth, East Midlands, United Kingdom
    £41 - £110
    9 reviews
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    Bosworth Triathlon

    Bosworth Water Trust, Wellsborough Rd, Market Bosworth, Nuneaton CV13 6PD, UKView event
    9 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Since 1990 this event has been five times host to the National Sprint Championships, and with the perfect venue it is not difficult to see why.

    We bring you this novice, sprint, standard and middle distance event in the perfect triathlon venue. The swim takes place in the boating lake with beautiful views over the Leicestershire and Warwickshire countryside. The cycle is on a fast route with quiet and well maintained roads and the final run section circles the lake

    Reviews
    • Did the Middle in 2018

      I think the organisers should've said the swim MAY be non wetsuit. I brought mine with me just in case but lots didn't. There wasn't much support from Marshalls on the bike route, one on a tight corner sat in his car the whole time literally paying no attention to the race. Another I told a competitor needed assistance, the Marshall didn't seem to know what to do. To top it all off the run was over a mile short? Couldn't we have added an extra lap?
    • Did the Sprint in 2018

      Very late start meant family hanging around longer also messed with pre race nutrition. Transition not very organized with regards to bike racking. Very poor.
    • Did the Olympic in 2018

      The note about it being a non wet suit swim was confusing and if you had said it 'may' be a non wet suit swim then all those who didn't bring theirs may have done, I did have mine.
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    Dambuster Triathlon
    Sat 22nd Jun
    £66 - £76
    15 reviews
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    Dambuster Triathlon

    Unnamed Road, Oakham LE15 8AB, UKView event
    15 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    First established in 2002 the Dambuster Triathlon is a well recognised feature of the triathlon calendar in the UK. The swim in the lovely Rutland Water is a tremendous spectacle; the bike leg is best described as undulating and is followed by a flat run around the Lake. The venue is about as perfect as can be for triathlon.

    Reviews
    • Did the Olympic in 2011

      Fantastic event, big field and crowd turn out for a qualifying event. The course is a single swim and bike lap, two-lap run along the dam. Rutland Water is a great place to swim, the Rutland Ripple climbs on the bike will challenge you. Excellent marshalling.
    • Did the event in 2018

      This is a local race for me but not competed for a few year.The numbers seem to have dropped over the last few years but still a very well organised event from a very experiance team at Pacesetter Events.Nice calm swim in the creak just off the main body of water, one simple loop and easy to navigate.Bike is undulateing and with 3 shortish climbs to test you and is slightly long for an olympic at 26miles.Run is an out and back cousre, nice and flat but can be windy, this year the weather was perfect.
    • Did the event in 2018

      When I first got into Triathlon in 2012. The Dambuster triathlon was  race i hear talked about a lot. It was difficult to get into and was one that always had a high quality field. Well I finally got round to entering and I was'nt dissapointed. I know the area and the route well ... but you never get bored of the natural beauty of the location. Set at Rutland water a large inland reservoir the scenery is stunning. The swim is in good quality water in a area which hides the swimmers from any real waves whipped up by the wind. The layout of the transition is close with no major hike from water to T1. The bike course loops around the reservoir and provides a real challenge with some rolling hills with some very fast sections mixed in. The run is fairly flat and again hugs the reservoir providing stunning scenery to finish the race. Overall thus is a great race well organised and it's surprising it is no longert as popular as it once was. It was still a good quality field to compete against and  fair course to race on.
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    Birmingham Triathlon
    Sun 16th Jun
    Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, United Kingdom
    £64.95 - £69.95
    21 reviews
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    Birmingham Triathlon

    58 Stonehouse Rd, Sutton Coldfield B73 6LJ, UKView event
    21 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    In the centre of the country and served by excellent road links the fabulous venue of Sutton Park will continue to be the setting for our Birmingham Triathlon, giving a perfect setting for a memorable triathlon experience.

    If you want to Tri a Triathlon or are an experienced triathlete we have created a 'Triathlon Experience' for everyone to enjoy with distances and challenges for novice through to pro. Delivering a sense of wilderness within an urban environment, visitors to Sutton Park can enjoy the captivating scenery, using an accessible network of paths.

    The event is aimed at all abilities, at all levels of fitness, from complete novice to club and pro triathlete, as well as charity and fun competitors.

    The Pink Wave:

    UK Triathlon has dedicated a section of the event solely to The Pink Wave and is working in partnership with Cancer Research UK to raise money for research into all 200 types of cancer. We welcome & want to encourage all women to have a go! Any age, any abilities. High 5's, cheers, and a lot of pink guaranteed!

    Reviews
    • Did the Sprint & Relay in 2018

      On the instructions it says cycle on the right, pass on the left. This was changed in the brief to ride on the left, pass on the right.needs clarification.
    • Did the event in 2017

      The race organisation was excellent and the location was great for my first Olympic distance event. I would have rated the course higher. We warned about the pot holes but was shocked at the number of people who came off their bike. I took care through the chicance as per marshall's advice.I was thrilled with my sub 3 hour time, I didn't mind the laps as it was great for spectators (didn't approve of people walking their dog down the middle of the course!) and scenary was nice. However as this was my 1st event of this distance you can imagine my disappointment to discover that the Bike course and Run course came up short. I feel slighly cheated that to be advertised as an Olympic distance it was actually sub 40km and 10km respectively. I would have preferred for the course to be longer (additional lap) if that ensured the full distance. Otherwise I would participate again :)

      Organiser replied:
      Hi Daniel Thank you for taking the time out to review The Birmingham Triathlon and thank you for your comments. The bike course: I hope you heard in the race brief, we are trying desperately hard to get it resurfaced with Birmingham City Council, I have had countless meetings and email conversations with them but to date they are saying they do not have the funds. Its very hard for us to take sometimes because we know it is such a great race. Spectators, well they can be a pain where ever you go, I know when I take part in events. The bike course is slightly shorter than 40k for the reason and recommendations from BT, the turn by the Jamboree Stone was made shorter on safety grounds, I will address this for next year. As for the run course, well that should have been spot on, I measured it with our GPS and measuring wheel. Also here is a link to the website we use for measuring courses: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/23534605 Thank you Daniel and we hope to see you at our events in 2018 :)
    • Did the event in 2017

      Not fantastic but a good race for starters

      Organiser replied:
      Hi Hugo Thank you for taking the time out to review the Birmingham Triathlon. We hope to see you again soon.
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    Vitruvian Triathlon
    Sat 14th Sep
    18 reviews
    Details

    Vitruvian Triathlon

    Unnamed Road, Oakham LE15 8AB, UKView event
    18 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The race course 1900m swim - 85k bike - 21k run. Triathlon - Open Water Middle Distance.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      I have done this race on two previous occasions but having now done a few more middle distance races over the years I feel my review may be a bit more balanced.

      Registration & the option to leave your bike overnight is straight forward. The Transition area is large however due to the winds there was lots of debris on the ground which isn't ideal.

      Swim is ok but i think due to the unusually hot summer there was loads of weeds and not very nice things at the start & finish of the swim. As its a running start the rocks underfoot were not good and certainly caused a few issues. Due to the wave system start if you were in the later waves you ended up swimming over/around the slower swimmers who started earlier. Not great for those weaker swimmers.

      Bike course has started to get busier since the first time I did it. Its well sign posted and marshalls on the choke\issue points but so many more cars on the course. Started to fee a bit unsafe at times. There is 1 aid station at the lap point offering everything you need. On the second lap everyone is pretty much out on the course making it busy with traffic & bikes.

      Run course was very well manned and the enthusiasm was great to see. Its a runners friendly course though not fully flat & if the wind is blowing it can be interesting

      Great run finish line and you get a medal, T-shirt & Gilet so plenty bang for your buck.

      Its a great race to step up & try Middle distance racing but for me that bike course is just getting to busy with cars these days. It being a Saturday race may not help

    • Did the event in 2018

      A fast half ironman on an undulating bike course and flat run. Nice venue, good organisation and friendly marshals. No sense of local support but then the route doesn't really go through anywhere where people would stand out and cheer! A bit of a disappointing finish line/area.
    • Did the event in 2018

      Absolutely fantastic event from start to finish - friendly, accommodating and enjoyable. Rutland is a stunning venue, and my family and I were able to camp right by the water, which also meant a later wake-up call and a short walk to the start line for the 0600 brief.
      Registration was quick and simple and the stash provided was amazing - good medal, nice cotton t-shirt and an embroidered Vitruvian gilet, all included in the entry price, along with plenty of nutritious (and not so nutritious... Space Invaders!) snacks.
      Apart from the mass beach start over stones, the swim was really enjoyable, the water was clear beyond the first metre or two of pond weed and a comfortable temperature. A short run to transition, and then out onto a wonderful, well-marshalled, 2-lap bike course with some stunning views (although measuring short at 50.5 miles!) The run course was again two laps and really well supported along the route... with members of my family popping up in their Team t-shirts at every turn!
      Overall, I loved it and would recommend this event to anyone.
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