Olympic Triathlons in Reading

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    Dorney Triathlon (plus 5K, 10K, and Half)
    Sat 8th Jun
    £18 - £58
    5 reviews
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    Dorney Triathlon (plus 5K, 10K, and Half)

    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
    5 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We are excited to announce the return of Dorney Triathlon in 2019. Join us at Dorney Lake; home to London 2012s rowing and canoeing events for a sprint or standard distance triathlon. The purpose built lake is perfect for the swim and the flat grounds lend themselves to a totally flat bike and run course, ideal for chasing down a new personal best!

    Reviews
    • Did the Sprint in 2018

      Really enjoyable, good venue, easy to get to, close transitions and very flat so PB friendly
    • Did the 10K in 2018

      The race was managed very well except there could have been another water station at the other end of the lake... it was very hot and there is no shade so an extra drink would of helped.Thanks
    • Did the Half Marathon in 2018

      Excellent race, really well organised and great atmosphere. Lovely scenic setting and totally flat Course! Also great to go to a race where you then also dont have to pay more to park and there arent annoying rules about using headphones.10/10 and look forward to doing it again :)
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    The Fugitive Triathlon
    Sun 14th Jul
    £45 - £125
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    The Fugitive Triathlon

    Little Kickers Maidenhead, 5 Pound Ln, Marlow SL7 2AE, UKView event
    About the event
    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.

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    Dorney Lake - Olympic & Sprint Triathlon - August
    Sun 4th Aug
    £77 - £90
    6 reviews
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    Dorney Lake - Olympic & Sprint Triathlon - August

    Dorney Lake Boathouse, Court Ln, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6QP, UKView event
    6 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Set at the spectacular, flat and smooth-surfaced Dorney Lake, near Windsor, the course takes onto the lake and around the perimeter of the water for the cycle and run. With fuel and water stations and chip-timed results we try and make it as easy as possible to get your pacing right so that you can focus on your race and get the best possible time.

    Super fast course - perfect for beginners or intermediates. Anyone can enter this triathlon.

    Dorney Lake is ideally placed, being within very easy reach of London, Heathrow Airport, the M4 corridor and the M3, M25 and M40 motorways. It is well-served too by the rail network.

    Location: Dorney Lake, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, SL4 6QP

    Date: 17/06/18

    Start time: 8am (Olympic) / 9am (Sprint)

    Reviews
    • Did the Olympic in 2018

      It was my first olympic distance tri, I was pleased not to be battling waves and swell. Good atmosphere, some pretty serious racers were there probably for the flat course, but plenty of first timers too. This is a lap-heavy race, but at least you can't get lost. Well organised and good for spectators as you can see all the racing from one spot apart from the back straight on the bike loop.
    • Did the Sprint in 2018

      This was my first triathlon and it was so much fun, I want to do it all over again. It was really small, only about 20 women in my wave, but it was perfect for beginners. They played great music by the bike racks so the atmosphere was brilliant, everyone was so nice and the medals were sparkly which was a huge bonus :) The course is very flat, you do laps though so it could get boring maybe, there was a serious crosswind on the day, but it was great fun being able to see all the boys from their wave, and friends doing the Olympic. Lots of high fiving on the run, couldn't recommend this more for beginners, or people wanting a PB. I'll definitely be doing it next year.
    • Did the Olympic in 2018

      Great race, well organised and good place for first tri
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    BananaMan Triathlon
    Sat 29th Jun
    £53 - £62.50
    11 reviews
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    BananaMan Triathlon

    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
    11 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The BananaMan Triathlon is back. There are a total of SIX different takes on the triathlon theme which means there is something for everyone (males and females alike BananaMen and BananaWomen) and anyone who wants to swim, bike and run in the UKs most Bananas multisport event! Whether you get a triathlon taster with the Banana Split or take on the Whole Banana, theres something for all abilities and ages.

    The BananaMan Triathlon is all about getting involved in as many different ways as possible and to help you rope your friends, family and enemies in, theres a relay option, the Bunch of Bananas Relay.

    Extra points for anyone who wears yellow on the day!

    EVENT BENEFITS

    - Iconic Olympic venue

    - Clean, calm lake waters

    - Fast, flat closed road bike and run course

    - Suitable for all abilities

    - Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere

    EVENT INCLUDES

    - Finishers medal

    - Free bananas for all!

    - Free Parking

    - Electronic chip timing

    - Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      It was a boiling hot day. The water was great ... wish I'd done one with a longer swim! Cycle course was fantastic. What a great track to go round, but missed the variety of longer courses. The run was grueling. Hot hot sun and no shade or variety. There was a sprinkler but it was turned off mysteriously on return leg of the run.
    • Did the event in 2017

      Human race always organise races well.efficient and easy to register online and on the day registration.fantastic venue, the course couldn't be simpler. Amazing atmosphere with families out, great spots to see athletes and cool stands. Erdinger always goes down a treat.
    • Did the event in 2017

      This is the second time I've completed Bananaman in the team time trial event, and I absolutely love it. Great value for money, easy to navigate and lovely atmosphere. The only criticism this year is lack of things to do for young kids, last year there was a bouncy castle, this year there wasn't anything for them.There was a kids scootathon which I will enter my boy in to next year.The swim is a bit of a fight at the start, but there is plenty of room to move to the side away from the action.The bike can get a bit boring with 6 laps, but it's pancake flat, and as a team it's great.The run is also not the most inspiring route, but it's flat and here you go up and down with all the spectators to your side.Aid stations were very limited with water and sis drink in cups only on the run.The best bit is LIDL provide a BBQ which  everyone, whether racing or not, can get involved for free. A lovely day and great value for money. I would have got more involved if more to do with the kids, last year people stayed around longer after their event, I think thy didn't this year owing to the lack of entertainment. I loved it though and will be back.https://pickupthepacepaul.wordpress.com/2017/07/08/bananaman-2017
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    £65
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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.

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    Hercules Festival of Sport – Northwood Run
    Sun 2nd Jun
    £5 - £35
    1 review
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    Hercules Festival of Sport – Northwood Run

    Merchant Taylors' School, Sandy Lodge, Moor Park, Northwood HA6 2HT, UKView event
    1 review
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our Northwood Festival of Sport is set in the stunning grounds of Merchant Taylors School. With its rich, 450-year history, the grounds provide a spectacular backdrop to what is our most outstanding event yet.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      I did the 10 k run option this year, after doing the aquathlon last year (can't swim at the moment due to wound on leg).  This is a multi-sport event with races starting off at different times, the 5 and 10 k runs were at 1000 am.Registration was easy, you can collect your number the day before (did this as local to me).  However, the timing chip wasn't available until the next day, but there was no queue to collect this.  There's no official baggage storage (most people leave these in their cars or in transition), but if you've come by tube/bike for the run you can leave it under the stairs by registration.The race starts by the lake, with the 5 k (one lap) and 10 k  (two) legs going together.  There were only 26 in the 10 k, so it's not too crowded.  The run initially goes around the lake, and then loops around the Merchant Taylors school sports field.  It's funny going past the pavillion whilst the criket teams are warming up, last year it was Middlesex and Sussex 2nd XIs there.  The grass surface is good for running and there are some nice long straights.  However, quite a bit is unshaded, so it can be a bit hot on the run.  You then head off for a second loop, and there is a water station as you start this.  There's only really support at the start/end/transition area, but the marshals around the course are all very good.  The DJ is enthusiastic as well.The medal is decent enough for a budget event, and a bottle of water is handed to you at the end.  There's a nice atmopshere and feel about the event, there's still a lot going on as people are coming in from the bike and tri events (having runners doing the 70.3 tri overtaking you at speed is quite humbling).  As there are permanent changing facilities, there's quite a few toilets available and the upstairs cafe/bar is lovely.  There's a reasonable amount of parking available, and not too far from the tube station at Moor Park.  All in all, it's a nice small multi-sport event, would probably do again as it's local, but may tri the aquathlon or swim next time.
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    Season Finale Triathlon
    Sun 15th Sep
    £19 - £99
    2 reviews
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    Season Finale Triathlon

    Dorney Lake, Dorney Lake, Windsor SL4, UKView event
    2 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Season Finale is the ideal way to finish our year at Dorney Lake, giving you a final chance to take on our fast and flat course in 2018. This is the perfect event for triathletes of all abilities, from first-timers to veterans. Theres a range of distances available, including the return of the popular duathlon, and the younger members of the family can join the fun too with childrens race options.

    Expect a feel-good atmosphere with the fastest times of the year being challenged throughout the day, and the quickest finishers for 2018 in each discipline revealed.

    EVENT BENEFITS

    - Iconic Olympic venue

    - Clean, calm lake waters

    - Fast, flat closed road bike and run course

    - A chance to test your fitness at the end of the season

    - Suitable for all abilities

    - Renowned for its electric and supportive atmosphere

    - A pre-event Scootathlon for age 4 8 years

    - Mates Waves provides the opportunity to race with your friends regardless of age or gender

    EVENT INCLUDES

    - Free Parking

    - Electronic chip timing

    - Finishers medal

    - Results texted to your mobile phone as you cross the line

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      The best course I've done. Simple and fast.
    • Did the event in 2017

      Completed the Olympic Distance Triathlon today at this race, it was a good way to end the season!Registration is easy and well later out Race briefing was short but amusing.. after all it's quite difficult to get lost at Dorney ! Water was cold today but a great swim with easily visible buoys..the bike course is monotonous but well marshalled and flat albeit windy in placesrun is flat and clearly marked out lots of places to buy things and eat afterwards.. another cracking Human race event !
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    Marlow Classic Half Iron, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon
    Sun 26th May
    £60 - £160
    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.
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    Royal Windsor Triathlon
    Sun 16th Jun
    £89
    38 reviews
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    Royal Windsor Triathlon

    Mountbatten Square, Windsor SL4 1SX, UKView event
    38 reviews
    About the event
    From the organiser

    27 years and counting! Awarded the BTFs Event of the Year a remarkable seven times, the Royal Windsor Triathlon is one of the best Olympic distance triathlons in the UK. The triathlon celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, and has stood the test of time with its quality delivery, stunning location and great event village.

    For the first time, in 2017 the triathlon was known as the Royal Windsor Triathlon, which coincided with a stunning new run course taking place on royal grounds! Participants have the chance to run in Windsor Great Park along the spectacular Long Walk in the shadow of iconic Windsor Castle.

    Reviews
    • Did the event in 2018

      A serious race. 1,000s of triathletes racked up and starting in waves. Iconic venue with run passed the Castle.

      Not one for a complete novice, but ideal for me as I began to put myself up against the competition, pushing me on to my all time PB!

    • Did the event in 2018

      The human race organised Windsor triathlon was run with super efficiency and precision. It had to be as there were so many competitors, there wasn’t  room for error. The bike route was great to ride, fast and plenty of straights to safely up the speed on. Well marshalled and signed. It just got too busy with the vast amount of entries. The run was too busy, the long walk section became crowded but good crowd support in Windsor town. Overall I had a good race, but far too expensive for a standard distance triathlon.
    • Did the event in 2018

      Windsor is a beautiful place to race; the swim is great (surprisingly warm and clear with a helpful current, the ride is pretty flat and quite beautiful in parts and the run is challenging with some steep hills but location is incredible as is the support lining the track.All of the above should lead to this being a 5* rating but alas not as the overall organisation was really not what you would have expected for such an established race.Firstly my race pack never arrived so I had to get there extra early to pick up in time (not ideal with a 6:50am wave start). There wasn't really anywhere to safely leave a bag, nowhere near enough toilets and nowhere to change (before or after the race)The swim is great (very easy and well marked) and transition to the bike is pretty smooth. Bike course not  nearly as well marked and marshalled as it could have been; I had several people ride alongside me for directions and got lost myself at one point as a critical junction was un marshalled at the time with only a tiny sign (resulted in quite a bit of time wasted). The roads are decent condition and you can keep a pretty good average speed up but they are open to traffic and if in a later wave can get a little busy - you will get stuck behind the odd truck at points.Transition to run again smooth and the run is a joy (even if it is a lapped route) as you have the Castle, the park and great crowds to keep you going; you will need it as have to do some serious uphill work. Only downside to the run were the water stations; the crew were lovely but the water was in plastic cups which are pretty impossible to drink from without breaking pace.Windsor is a good place to get a PB if you don't get lost or stuck behind a tractor and it is well worth doing but go prepared; know the route, don't rely on the marshalls and remember to take your own loo roll!Enjoy
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