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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.

64 events found
Henley Triathlon

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022

Henley Triathlon

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Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

Star4.5

(9 reviews)

FilledTicket£59.95 – £74.95
Great atmosphereRoad
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The Fugitive

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022

The Fugitive

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Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half ironman, olympic, sprint, medium (2–5km)

Star4.5

(5 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £110
Great atmosphereGreat sceneryFlat road
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Dorney Lake Evening Triathlon - July

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2022

Dorney Lake Evening Triathlon - July

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Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£60 – £70
Flat road
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Guildford Triathlon

Sunday, Jul 10, 2022

Guildford Triathlon

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Guildford, Surrey

Participants

sprint

Star4.5

(16 reviews)

FilledTicket£23 – £50
Great atmosphereFlat
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York Triathlon

Sunday, Jul 31, 2022

York Triathlon

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York, York

Participants

sprint, super sprint

Star5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£59.95 – £74.95
Great atmosphereRoad
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Dorney Lake Multisport Weekender - Runs

Saturday, Sep 3, 2022

Dorney Lake Multisport Weekender - Runs

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Dorney, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k, olympic, sprint, super sprint, medium (2–5km)

Star3.5

(8 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £35
Great atmosphereFlat road
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Shropshire Triathlon

Sunday, Sep 4, 2022

Shropshire Triathlon

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Ellesmere, Shropshire

Participants

olympic, sprint

Star5

(3 reviews)

FilledTicket£64.95 – £179
Great atmosphereFlat road
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Race to the Bill Triathlon

Sunday, Sep 4, 2022

Race to the Bill Triathlon

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Portland, Dorset

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£45 – £60
Road
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Dorney Lake Multisport Weekender - Triathlons and Swims

Sunday, Sep 4, 2022

Dorney Lake Multisport Weekender - Triathlons and Swims

LocationIndicator

Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

5k, super sprint, sprint, medium (2–5km)

Star5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£20 – £80
Great atmosphereFlat road
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North West Triathlon

Sunday, Sep 18, 2022

North West Triathlon

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Nantwich, Cheshire East

Participants

sprint, super sprint

Star4.5

(1 reviews)

FilledTicket£54.95 – £74.95
Great atmosphereFlat road
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Conquer The Chilterns

Sunday, Sep 18, 2022

Conquer The Chilterns

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Hambleden, Buckinghamshire

Participants

half marathon, 10k, 5k, sprint, medium (2–5km)

FilledTicket£20 – £110
Flat road
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RunThrough Dorney Triathlon - June

Saturday, Jun 10, 2023

RunThrough Dorney Triathlon - June

LocationIndicator

Windsor, Buckinghamshire

Participants

super sprint, sprint

FilledTicket£62 – £83
Great sceneryFlat road
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Hitchin Triathlon (Sprint & Nitro)
Booked 9 times this week

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022

Hitchin Triathlon (Sprint & Nitro)

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Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Participants

sprint, super sprint

FilledTicket£45
Road
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The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival

Sunday, Jul 3, 2022

The Original Swanage Triathlon Festival

LocationIndicator

Swanage, Dorset

Participants

sprint, olympic, medium (2–5km)

Star4.5

(2 reviews)

FilledTicket£25.50 – £155.50
Great atmosphereGreat sceneryHilly road
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Gosfield Lake Triathlon & Multisport

Sunday, Jul 17, 2022

Gosfield Lake Triathlon & Multisport

LocationIndicator

Gosfield, Essex

Participants

sprint, olympic

Star4.5

(4 reviews)

FilledTicket£33 – £62
Great atmosphereFlat trail
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Autumn Waveney Super Sprint Triathlon

Sunday, Sep 11, 2022

Autumn Waveney Super Sprint Triathlon

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Bungay, Suffolk

Participants

sprint

FilledTicket£42 – £47
Flat road
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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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