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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.

65 events found
South Manchester Triathlon 2022

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

South Manchester Triathlon 2022

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Wilmslow, Cheshire East

Participants

5k, super sprint, sprint

FilledTicket£43.99 – £66
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Exmouth Openwater Sprint Triathlon

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

Exmouth Openwater Sprint Triathlon

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Exmouth, Devon

Participants

sprint, olympic

Star5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£50 – £75
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Cromhall Evening Tri Series - September

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2022

Cromhall Evening Tri Series - September

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Cromhall, South Gloucestershire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£20 – £45
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Brighton & Hove Triathlon

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

Brighton & Hove Triathlon

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Hove, Brighton and Hove

Participants

super sprint, sprint

FilledTicket£20 – £156
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Beyond Cotswold Triathlon (Saturday)

Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

Beyond Cotswold Triathlon (Saturday)

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Shorncote, Gloucestershire

Participants

olympic, sprint, super sprint

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£50 – £80
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Aviemore Triathlon

Sunday, Sep 18, 2022

Aviemore Triathlon

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Aviemore, Highland Council

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£25.34 – £68
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Sandbanks Sprint Triathlon - June

Sunday, Sep 18, 2022

Sandbanks Sprint Triathlon - June

LocationIndicator

Poole, Dorset

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£65 – £85
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Newport Sprint & Olympic Triathlon

Sunday, Sep 18, 2022

Newport Sprint & Olympic Triathlon

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Newport, Newport

Participants

super sprint, sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£35 – £70
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East Leake 'End of Season' Triathlon

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

East Leake 'End of Season' Triathlon

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East Leake, Nottinghamshire

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£16.70 – £46
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Dawlish Triathlon

Sunday, Sep 25, 2022

Dawlish Triathlon

LocationIndicator

Dawlish Warren, Devon

Participants

sprint, super sprint

Star3.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£40 – £49
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Salcombe Sprint Triathlon

Sunday, Oct 2, 2022

Salcombe Sprint Triathlon

LocationIndicator

Salcombe, Devon

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£70 – £76
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The Last Tri

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

The Last Tri

LocationIndicator

Lydney, Gloucestershire

Participants

sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£45 – £70
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Torbay Triathlon Autumn

Sunday, Oct 9, 2022

Torbay Triathlon Autumn

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Paignton, Torbay

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£19 – £51
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Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon

Sunday, Mar 26, 2023

Harlech Triathlon and Duathlon

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Harlech, Gwynedd

Participants

sprint

Star5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£49.99 – £66.99
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The First Tri

Sunday, Apr 30, 2023

The First Tri

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Lydney, Gloucestershire

Participants

sprint, olympic

Star3.5

(15 reviews)

FilledTicket£45 – £60
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Winchester Triathlon 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023

Winchester Triathlon 2023

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Winchester, Hampshire

Participants

super sprint, sprint

FilledTicket£32.44 – £53.75
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RunThrough Dorney Triathlon - May

Sunday, May 21, 2023

RunThrough Dorney Triathlon - May

LocationIndicator

Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

super sprint, sprint

FilledTicket£62 – £83
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Hitchin Triathlon

Sunday, Jul 2, 2023

Hitchin Triathlon

LocationIndicator

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£20 – £45
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RunThrough Goodwood Duathlon - July 2023

Sunday, Jul 2, 2023

RunThrough Goodwood Duathlon - July 2023

LocationIndicator

Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£39 – £50
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Edinburgh Triathlon

Sunday, Jul 9, 2023

Edinburgh Triathlon

LocationIndicator

Longniddry, East Lothian Council

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£64.95 – £69.95
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Run Dorney 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - July 2023

Sunday, Jul 16, 2023

Run Dorney 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - July 2023

LocationIndicator

Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

5k, 10k, half marathon, super sprint, sprint, olympic

Star4.5

(6 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £30
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Dorney Lake Triathlon - July

Sunday, Jul 16, 2023

Dorney Lake Triathlon - July

LocationIndicator

Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£62 – £83
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Dorney Lake Triathlon - August

Sunday, Aug 27, 2023

Dorney Lake Triathlon - August

LocationIndicator

Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£62 – £83
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RunThrough Goodwood Duathlon - September 2023

Sunday, Sep 3, 2023

RunThrough Goodwood Duathlon - September 2023

LocationIndicator

Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£39 – £50
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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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