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Sprint Triathlons

Sprint Triathlons are multisport events, consisting of a 750m swim, a 20k bike, and a 5k run. All of the sections are exactly half the distance of an Olympic distance, or Standard, triathlon. They are hugely popular events, either for beginners who are wanting to build experience in triathlons, or for regular triathletes who are wanting to keep match-fit and to aim for a speedy new PB. Aiming for finishing a sprint triathlon in under 90 minutes is a good place to start. These events are often part of bigger triathlon festivals, where other distances might be on offer, including Super-Sprint and Olympic options. This means that family members and friends can all take part in a weekend, whatever their standard or experience. Some Sprint triathlons take place in cities, and have indoor pool swims. Others require open-water swimming, and the bike and run sections take you out into the countryside.

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Blenheim Palace Triathlon 2023
Booked 71 times this week

Saturday, 3 Jun 2023

Blenheim Palace Triathlon 2023

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Woodstock, Oxfordshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£41.68 – £205
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat trail
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London Triathlon 2023
Booked 43 times this week

Sunday, 6 Aug 2023

London Triathlon 2023

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London, Greater London

Participants

olympic, sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£44 – £205
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Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon

Sunday, 26 Mar 2023

Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon

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Harlech, Gwynedd

Participants

sprint

Star5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£49.99 – £66.99
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Roade Sprint Triathlon
Booked 11 times this week

Sunday, 26 Mar 2023

Roade Sprint Triathlon

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Roade, Northamptonshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

Star3.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£38 – £49
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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The Radley Triathlon
Booked 4 times this week

Friday, 7 Apr 2023

The Radley Triathlon

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Radley, Oxfordshire

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£45 – £50
Booking perksFlat
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Torbay Triathlon Spring

Sunday, 9 Apr 2023

Torbay Triathlon Spring

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Paignton, Torbay

Participants

5k, sprint, super sprint

Star5

(9 reviews)

FilledTicket£21 – £51
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Wilmslow Triathlon
Booked 7 times this week

Sunday, 23 Apr 2023

Wilmslow Triathlon

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Wilmslow, Cheshire East

Participants

sprint, super sprint

Star4.5

(53 reviews)

FilledTicket£19.70 – £70
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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The First Tri
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 30 Apr 2023

The First Tri

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Lydney, Gloucestershire

Participants

sprint, olympic

Star3.5

(15 reviews)

FilledTicket£45 – £60
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Tonbridge Coronation Triathlon

Monday, 1 May 2023

Tonbridge Coronation Triathlon

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Tonbridge, Kent

Participants

5k, olympic, sprint

FilledTicket£47 – £63
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Winchester Triathlon 2023
Booked 8 times this week

Monday, 1 May 2023

Winchester Triathlon 2023

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Winchester, Hampshire

Participants

super sprint, sprint

FilledTicket£32.44 – £53.75
Booking perksHilly road
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Bristol Triathlon Series - Race 1
Booked 2 times this week

Friday, 5 May 2023

Bristol Triathlon Series - Race 1

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Frampton Cotterell, South Gloucestershire

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£35
Booking perksFlat road
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The All Nations Triathlon
Booked 6 times this week

Saturday, 6 May 2023

The All Nations Triathlon

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint

Star4.5

(12 reviews)

FilledTicket£60
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Cromhall Evening Tri Series - May

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Cromhall Evening Tri Series - May

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Cromhall, South Gloucestershire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

Star4.5

(10 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Dorney Triathlon - May
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, 21 May 2023

Dorney Triathlon - May

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

super sprint, sprint

FilledTicket£60 – £105
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, 27 May 2023

Swansea Triathlon, Swim & 5k

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Swansea, Swansea

Participants

5k, sprint, medium (2–5km), short (0–2km)

FilledTicket£20 – £110
Booking perksFlat road
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RunThrough Dorney Evening Triathlon - May

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

RunThrough Dorney Evening Triathlon - May

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£55 – £76
Booking perksFlat road
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Bristol Triathlon
Booked 3 times this week

Sunday, 4 Jun 2023

Bristol Triathlon

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Bristol, Bristol City

Participants

sprint

Star4

(110 reviews)

FilledTicket£83.99 – £120
Booking perksGreat atmosphere
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Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

Slateman Triathlon & Duathlon 2023

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Llanberis, Gwynedd

Participants

olympic, sprint, half ironman, super sprint, short (0–2km), medium (2–5km)

Star5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£27.33 – £199
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly trail
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Challenge Wales

Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

Challenge Wales

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Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Participants

half ironman, sprint

FilledTicket£199 – £399
Booking perksRoad
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Fareham Triathlon Series
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

Fareham Triathlon Series

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Fareham, Hampshire

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£20 – £50
Booking perksFlat trail
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Dorney Triathlon - June
Booked 2 times this week

Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

Dorney Triathlon - June

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£60 – £105
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat road
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Eastbourne Triathlon
Booked 1 time this week

Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

Eastbourne Triathlon

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Eastbourne, East Sussex

Participants

5k, sprint, short (0–2km)

Star4.5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£30 – £144
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat
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Adventure Championships Triathlon & Duathlon

Saturday, 10 Jun 2023

Adventure Championships Triathlon & Duathlon

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Wales

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£156.99 – £430.99
Booking perksGreat sceneryTrail
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Staunton Harold Triathlon & Children's Aquathlons
Booked 12 times this week

Sunday, 11 Jun 2023

Staunton Harold Triathlon & Children's Aquathlons

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire

Participants

sprint, super sprint, olympic

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £100
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat scenery
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About Sprint Triathlons in the UK

The Sprint Triathlon consists of a 750m swim, 20k cycle and 5k run, making it the second shortest standard triathlon distance. It’s a great event for newbies to get to grips with the discipline and for the experienced to kickstart a season, making it one of the most popular triathlon categories in the UK. These shorter events can sometimes include indoor sections, especially for the swim, which means they can take place all year round.

It’s a good idea to be aware of the specific rules regarding equipment for any triathlon you enter. Depending on the conditions, different equipment can become mandatory for a race. We’ve put together a list of the essential items for any triathlon on our blog to help you get started.

What are the best Sprint Triathlons?

The Blenheim Palace Triathlon weekend is a great example of an event that focuses on the Sprint and Super-Sprint formats (in a truly stunning setting). In keeping with the regal settings, the Royal Windsor Triathlon offers both an Olympic distance and Sprint that is very well reviewed by our users.

Finally, the Deva Divas Sprint Triathlon has won much praise for its great atmosphere and route, but unlucky for the boys, as it’s women only.

What is the average time to complete a sprint triathlon?

For an amateur, especially if it’s your first time, anything under an hour and a half can be considered a good time. More experienced athletes might try to push for one hour and fifteen minutes or under. The top professionals expect to win races by coming in under the one hour mark.

How long should I train for a sprint triathlon?

Starting from scratch, but with a decent base fitness level, we’d recommend that you consider following our eight week training plan. This will help you to be as competitive as you’d like come race day. After you’ve completed a couple of these events, you might want to consider testing yourself with an Olympic Triathlon.

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