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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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Abersoch Triathlon 2023

Saturday, 17 Jun 2023

Abersoch Triathlon 2023

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Abersoch, Gwynedd

Participants

olympic, sprint

FilledTicket£5 – £90
Booking perksGreat sceneryFlat
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Wildflower Triathlon
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, 18 Jun 2023

Wildflower Triathlon

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Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£69.99 – £75.99
Booking perksRoad
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Sandbanks Sprint Triathlon - June
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 18 Jun 2023

Sandbanks Sprint Triathlon - June

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Poole, Dorset

Participants

5k, sprint

FilledTicket£30 – £75
Booking perksFlat road
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Cardiff Triathlon & Duathlon 2023
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, 25 Jun 2023

Cardiff Triathlon & Duathlon 2023

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Cardiff, Cardiff

Participants

olympic, sprint, super sprint

Star4.5

(28 reviews)

FilledTicket£37 – £205
Booking perksGreat atmosphereRoad
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Eton Dorney Triathlons - June
Booked 4 times this week

Sunday, 25 Jun 2023

Eton Dorney Triathlons - June

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

super sprint, sprint, olympic

Star4.5

(39 reviews)

FilledTicket£25 – £75
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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The Long Course Weekend – Wales

Friday, 30 Jun 2023

The Long Course Weekend – Wales

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Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Participants

marathon, half marathon, 10k, 5k, ironman, sprint, half ironman

FilledTicket£10 – £349
Booking perksFlat
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Natures Way Foods Chichester Triathlon Series Weekend

Saturday, 1 Jul 2023

Natures Way Foods Chichester Triathlon Series Weekend

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Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

olympic, sprint

FilledTicket£15 – £60
Booking perksTrail
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Hitchin Triathlon
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, 2 Jul 2023

Hitchin Triathlon

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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£20 – £55
Booking perksRoad
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RunThrough Dorney Evening Triathlon - July

Wednesday, 5 Jul 2023

RunThrough Dorney Evening Triathlon - July

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£55 – £76
Booking perksFlat road
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Guildford Triathlon and Kids Aquathlon
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 9 Jul 2023

Guildford Triathlon and Kids Aquathlon

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Guildford, Surrey

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£25 – £68
Booking perksFlat road
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Basingstoke Triathlon

Sunday, 9 Jul 2023

Basingstoke Triathlon

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Basingstoke, Hampshire

Participants

super sprint, sprint

FilledTicket£48.33 – £53.70
Booking perksRoad
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Edinburgh Triathlon
Booked 5 times this week

Sunday, 9 Jul 2023

Edinburgh Triathlon

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Longniddry, East Lothian Council

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£69.99 – £75.99
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Run Dorney 5k, 10k and Half Marathon - July 2023
Booked 1 time this week

Sunday, 16 Jul 2023

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

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

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

Star4.5

(6 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £30
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Oxley Triathlon

Sunday, 16 Jul 2023

Oxley Triathlon

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Sherborne, Dorset

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£25 – £69
Booking perksFlat trail
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Dorney Lake Triathlon - July
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 16 Jul 2023

Dorney Lake Triathlon - July

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£60 – £105
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Compton Verney Sprint Triathlon

Sunday, 23 Jul 2023

Compton Verney Sprint Triathlon

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Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£70 – £76
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RunThrough Dorney Lake Evening Triathlon - August

Wednesday, 2 Aug 2023

RunThrough Dorney Lake Evening Triathlon - August

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£55 – £76
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat road
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Cromhall Evening Tri Series - August

Wednesday, 9 Aug 2023

Cromhall Evening Tri Series - August

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Cromhall, South Gloucestershire

Participants

sprint

Star4.5

(25 reviews)

FilledTicket£15 – £35
Booking perksGreat atmosphereFlat trail
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Dorney Lake Triathlon - August
Booked 2 times this week

Sunday, 27 Aug 2023

Dorney Lake Triathlon - August

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, olympic, super sprint

FilledTicket£60 – £105
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Outlaw Sprint - Thoresby Park 2023
Booked 3 times this week

Saturday, 2 Sept 2023

Outlaw Sprint - Thoresby Park 2023

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Newark, Nottinghamshire

Participants

10k, sprint

FilledTicket£28 – £69
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RunThrough Goodwood Duathlon - September 2023

Sunday, 3 Sept 2023

RunThrough Goodwood Duathlon - September 2023

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Chichester, West Sussex

Participants

sprint, olympic

FilledTicket£39 – £50
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Belvoir Castle Triathlon
Booked 7 times this week

Sunday, 3 Sept 2023

Belvoir Castle Triathlon

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Grantham, Leicestershire

Participants

olympic, sprint, super sprint

Star4.5

(53 reviews)

FilledTicket£29 – £149
Booking perksGreat atmosphereGreat scenery
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Lochore Off-Road Triathlon Festival

Sunday, 3 Sept 2023

Lochore Off-Road Triathlon Festival

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Crosshill, Fife

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£22 – £57
Booking perksFlat trail
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Brighton & Hove Triathlon

Sunday, 10 Sept 2023

Brighton & Hove Triathlon

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Hove, Brighton and Hove

Participants

super sprint, sprint

Star4

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£17 – £155
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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