- The London Triathlon8AUG
The London TriathlonTriathlon ‧ London£62.99 – £164(157)
- Blenheim Palace Triathlon30MAY
Blenheim Palace TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Blenheim Palace Grounds£43.50 – £122.50(18)
- The UK Emergency Services Games29AUG
The UK Emergency Services GamesMulti-Sport ‧ Milton Keynes6.2 mi • 3.1 mi£15 – £125
- Cardiff Triathlon28JUN
Cardiff TriathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Cardiff£61.95 – £94.95(1)
- The Marlow Classic 24MAY
The Marlow ClassicMulti-Sport ‧ Marlow1.9 mi • 0.9 mi£20 – £110(14)
- The SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon, Duathlon & Swim Events13JUN
The SportPursuit Slateman Triathlon, Duathlon & Swim EventsMulti-Sport ‧ Llanberis2.4 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 mi£26 – £165(1)
- Pitsford Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon14JUN
Pitsford Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, AquathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Northampton£34 – £55(2)
- Superfeet Sandman Triathlon & Duathlon12SEP
Superfeet Sandman Triathlon & DuathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Llanfairpwllgwyngyll£61.95 – £190
- The Snowman Triathlon1AUG
The Snowman TriathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Betws-y-Coed2.4 mi • 1.2 mi • 0.6 mi£26 – £165(1)
- The Fugitive5JUL
The FugitiveMulti-Sport ‧ Marlow1.9 mi • 0.9 mi£20 – £110(4)
- The Fix Events All Nations Triathlon Dorney Lake 9MAY
The Fix Events All Nations Triathlon Dorney LakeSprint ‧ Dorney£55(2)
- TRI Challenge Team Triathlon19SEP
TRI Challenge Team TriathlonSprint ‧ Windsor£25 – £40
- Exmouth Triathlon17MAY
Exmouth TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Exmouth£18 – £45
- FixAddiction Triathlon4JUL
FixAddiction TriathlonSprint ‧ Windsor£45
- St. Annes Triathlon17MAY
St. Annes TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Lytham St Annes£40 – £43
- Torbay Triathlon Summer26JUL
Torbay Triathlon SummerSprint ‧ Paignton£18 – £41
- Torbay Triathlon Autumn13SEP
Torbay Triathlon AutumnTriathlon ‧ Paignton£17 – £41
- Cowman Triathlon2AUG
Cowman TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Olney£54 – £120(2)
- Dawlish Triathlon27SEP
Dawlish TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Dawlish Warren£34 – £49
- Robinsons Abersoch Triathlon 3OCT
Robinsons Abersoch TriathlonMulti-Sport ‧ Abersoch0.6 mi£5 – £95
- Tavistock Triathlon11OCT
Tavistock TriathlonTriathlon ‧ Tavistock£18 – £49
- May Day Triathlon8MAY
May Day TriathlonSprint ‧ Winchester17.2 mi • 2.4 mi£39.99 – £49.99
- Wadebridge Triathlon: The Camel10MAY
Wadebridge Triathlon: The CamelTriathlon ‧ Wadebridge£10 – £41.50
- Newquay Triathlon: The Goat7JUN
Newquay Triathlon: The GoatMulti-Sport ‧ Newquay£17.50 – £64
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.