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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)
  • 26JUN

    Cardiff Triathlon

    Triathlon Cardiff
    29.5 mi • 16.4 mi • 14.9 mi • 7.6 mi
    £66.95 – £94.95C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 10SEP

    Blenheim Palace Triathlon

    Triathlon Blenheim Palace Grounds
    16.1 mi • 10.3 mi • 10.2 mi
    C-19 Plan
    (18)
  • 11JUN

    The SportPursuit Slateman10 Triathlon & Duathlon

    Multi-Sport Llanberis
    73.1 mi • 41.6 mi • 39.1 mi • 17.6 mi • 16.5 mi
    £61.95 – £165C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 11JUN

    Adventure Championships Triathlon

    Sprint Wales
    213.1 mi • 129.6 mi • 57.2 mi
    £214.95 – £414.95C-19 Plan
  • 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
    £34 – £95.50C-19 Plan
  • 17SEP

    Superfeet Sandman Triathlon & Duathlon

    Multi-Sport Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
    71.3 mi • 61.4 mi • 45.9 mi • 43.5 mi • 18.9 mi • 18.1 mi
    £66.95 – £170C-19 Plan
  • 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 Plan
    (1)
  • 30MAY

    Swansea Triathlon

    Sprint Swansea
    16.0 mi
    £60 – £100C-19 Plan
  • 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)
  • 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 Plan
  • 3SEP

    Dorney Lake Run & Multisport Weekender

    Multi-Sport Dorney
    34.2 mi • 32.0 mi • 25.8 mi • 21.7 mi • 18.6 mi • 16.0 mi • 15.5 mi • 13.1 mi • 12.9 mi • 9.3 mi • 8.0 mi • 6.5 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.5 mi
    £15 – £75C-19 Plan
    (8)
  • 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 Plan
    (4)
  • 25SEP

    Dawlish Triathlon

    Triathlon Dawlish Warren
    18.5 mi • 13.2 mi
    £34 – £49C-19 Plan
  • 31JUL

    Dorney Lake Triathlon

    Triathlon Windsor
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 8.0 mi
    £51 – £75C-19 Plan
  • 20AUG

    South Coast Triathlon

    Triathlon Seaford
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 7.9 mi
    £64.95 – £94.95C-19 Plan
  • 4SEP

    Exmouth Openwater Sprint Triathlon

    Triathlon Exmouth
    30.8 mi • 17.9 mi • 17.6 mi
    £44 – £59C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 31JUL

    York Triathlon

    Triathlon York
    14.5 mi • 7.3 mi
    £59.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
    (4)
  • 18JUN

    Robinsons Abersoch Triathlon

    Multi-Sport Abersoch
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 0.6 mi
    £5 – £95C-19 Plan
  • 7MAY

    Beyond Cotswold Triathlon

    Triathlon Shorncote
    35.5 mi • 22.1 mi • 11.6 mi
    C-19 Plan
  • 5JUN

    Honiton Triathlon

    Sprint Honiton
    15.8 mi
    £36 – £41C-19 Plan
  • 4SEP

    Shropshire Triathlon

    Triathlon Ellesmere
    62.1 mi • 31.4 mi • 17.2 mi
    £69.95 – £179
    (3)
  • 26JUN

    West Bay Triathlon

    Multi-Sport West Bay
    35.1 mi • 24.5 mi • 19.8 mi • 13.5 mi
    £25 – £60C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 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
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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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