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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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  • 6AUG

    The London Triathlon

    Triathlon London
    497.1 mi • 56.9 mi • 32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 8.0 mi
    £62.99 – £205.50C-19 Plan
    (157)
    People triathlon the The London Triathlon
  • 7MAY

    The All Nations Triathlon

    Sprint Windsor
    15.8 mi
    £55C-19 PlanPartnered
    (2)
    People triathlon the The All Nations Triathlon
  • 15MAY

    Exmouth Triathlon

    Triathlon Exmouth
    15.8 mi • 8.0 mi • 5.4 mi • 3.5 mi • 2.3 mi • 1.1 mi
    £18 – £45C-19 PlanPartnered
    People triathlon the Exmouth Triathlon
  • 15MAY

    Bridport Triathlon

    Multi-Sport Bridport
    19.9 mi • 18.9 mi • 18.3 mi • 17.1 mi • 3.5 mi • 2.8 mi • 1.7 mi
    C-19 Plan
    People duathlon the Bridport Triathlon
  • 22MAY

    The Huntsman Tri

    Multi-Sport Blashford
    70.2 mi • 57.1 mi • 27.4 mi • 26.7 mi • 23.9 mi
    £49.75 – £170C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the The Huntsman Tri
  • 22MAY

    The Marlow Classic

    Multi-Sport Marlow
    68.7 mi • 66.8 mi • 54.4 mi • 32.3 mi • 30.1 mi • 23.9 mi • 21.4 mi • 18.8 mi • 15.7 mi • 1.9 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.5 mi
    C-19 Plan
    (14)
    People triathlon the The Marlow Classic
  • 30MAY

    Swansea Triathlon

    Sprint Swansea
    16.0 mi
    £60 – £100C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the Swansea Triathlon
  • 5JUN

    Honiton Triathlon

    Sprint Honiton
    15.8 mi
    £38 – £43C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the Honiton Triathlon
  • 11JUN

    Pitsford Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon, & Aquabike

    Multi-Sport Brixworth
    37.4 mi • 32.1 mi • 19.0 mi • 16.4 mi • 13.3 mi • 7.1 mi • 3.6 mi
    C-19 PlanPartnered
    People triathlon the Pitsford Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquathlon, & Aquabike
  • 18JUN

    Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - June

    Triathlon Bournemouth
    18.1 mi • 9.1 mi
    C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the Salty Sea Dog Triathlon - June
  • 18JUN

    Robinsons Abersoch Triathlon

    Multi-Sport Abersoch
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 0.6 mi
    £5 – £95C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the Robinsons Abersoch Triathlon
  • 18JUN

    Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

    Multi-Sport Malpas
    73.9 mi • 36.7 mi • 34.5 mi • 32.8 mi • 28.3 mi • 26.2 mi • 18.3 mi • 17.2 mi • 16.4 mi • 14.1 mi • 13.1 mi • 10.4 mi • 7.1 mi • 6.8 mi • 6.2 mi • 5.5 mi • 3.7 mi • 3.6 mi • 3.4 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 mi • 1.0 mi
    £23 – £203C-19 Plan
    (2)
    People triathlon the Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon
  • 3JUL

    The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival

    Multi-Sport Swanage
    62.1 mi • 49.0 mi • 30.8 mi • 17.9 mi • 3.6 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 mi
    £25 – £126
    People triathlon the The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival
  • 3JUL

    The Fugitive

    Multi-Sport Marlow
    68.7 mi • 66.8 mi • 54.4 mi • 32.3 mi • 30.1 mi • 23.9 mi • 21.4 mi • 18.8 mi • 15.7 mi • 1.9 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.5 mi
    £15 – £110C-19 PlanPartnered
    (4)
    People triathlon the The Fugitive
  • 9JUL

    FixAddiction Triathlon

    Sprint Windsor
    15.8 mi
    £55C-19 PlanPartnered
    People triathlon the FixAddiction Triathlon
  • 9JUL

    Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – July

    Triathlon Bournemouth
    18.1 mi • 9.1 mi
    C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – July
  • 10JUL

    Guildford Triathlon

    Sprint Guildford
    17.7 mi • 4.9 mi • 3.4 mi • 1.2 mi
    £21 – £65C-19 PlanPartnered
    (16)
    People triathlon the Guildford Triathlon
  • 23JUL

    Castle Howard Triathlon

    Multi-Sport Castle Howard
    70.2 mi • 38.5 mi • 35.1 mi • 34.1 mi • 28.9 mi • 26.2 mi • 19.0 mi • 17.9 mi • 17.0 mi • 14.8 mi • 13.1 mi • 9.8 mi • 7.5 mi • 6.8 mi • 6.2 mi • 5.5 mi • 4.2 mi • 3.7 mi • 3.6 mi • 3.4 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 mi • 1.0 mi
    £23 – £203C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the Castle Howard Triathlon
  • 30JUL

    The Snowman Triathlon & Duathlon

    Multi-Sport Betws-y-Coed
    71.5 mi • 50.8 mi • 49.2 mi • 24.5 mi • 23.5 mi
    £61.95 – £165C-19 PlanPartnered
    (1)
    People triathlon the The Snowman Triathlon & Duathlon
  • 31JUL

    Dorney Lake Triathlon

    Triathlon Windsor
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 8.0 mi
    £51 – £75C-19 PlanPartnered
    People triathlon the Dorney Lake Triathlon
  • 31JUL

    York Triathlon

    Triathlon York
    14.5 mi • 7.3 mi
    £59.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
    (4)
    People triathlon the York Triathlon
  • 6AUG

    Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August

    Triathlon Bournemouth
    18.1 mi • 9.1 mi
    C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the Salty Sea Dog Triathlons – August
  • 20AUG

    South Coast Triathlon

    Triathlon Seaford
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 7.9 mi
    £64.95 – £94.95C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the South Coast Triathlon
  • 28AUG

    New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon

    Multi-Sport Ringwood
    70.2 mi • 57.1 mi • 26.8 mi • 26.7 mi • 23.9 mi
    £56 – £146C-19 Plan
    People triathlon the New Forest Middle Distance Triathlon
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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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