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Super Sprint Triathlons in United Kingdom

The Super-Sprint distance is the shortest triathlon distance, consisting of a 400m swim, 10km bike, and 2.5km run. It is popular for those starting out in triathlon and wanting to try out the format.
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  • SEP28
    Hever Castle Triathlon and Sport Festival
    Hever, South East, United Kingdom

    The UKs second biggest triathlon, the worlds largest childrens triathlon and the finale of both the Castle Tri Series and the UK triathlon season.

    A...

    £30 - £270
    • Triathlon
    • Swimming
    • Half Ironman
    • Olympic
    • Super Sprint
    • Duathlon
    • Running
    • Half Marathon
    • 10k
  • OCT6
    Warwickshire Triathlon
    Stratford-upon-Avon, West Midlands, United Kingdom

    The Warwickshire Triathlon is a fun but challenging event set around the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. The event is aimed at all abilities and...

    £59.50 - £64.95
    • Triathlon
    • Super Sprint
    • Sprint
  • SEP28
    Mumbles Triathlon
    Mayals, Wales, United Kingdom

    The award-winning Mumbles Triathlon has become a well known event in South Wales, and attracts a number of athletes from all levels and...

    £45 - £125
    • Triathlon
    • Half Ironman
    • Sprint
    • Super Sprint
  • MAY17
    Exmouth Triathlon
    Exmouth, South West, United Kingdom

    Returning again with 8 races this year! An event that has multiple distances and category groups for you to choose from.

    This event is perfect for all...

    £15 - £31
    • Triathlon
    • Sprint
    • Super Sprint
  • SEP29
    Dawlish Triathlon
    Dawlish Warren, South West, United Kingdom

    The Dawlish returns. Well be using Dawlish Warren for the HQ and the sea swim. We also hope to have a childrens event (with a sea swim & traffic free...

    £22 - £41
    • Triathlon
    • Sprint
    • Super Sprint
  • SEP21
    The Traighathlon Series
    Mallaig, Scotland, United Kingdom

    On Sunday 24th September, Road to the Isles Events will deliver a unique, challenging and affordable series of multiple distance triathlons based along the...

    £25
    • Triathlon
    • Super Sprint
    • Sprint
    • Olympic
  • SEP22
    North West Triathlon
    Nantwich, North West, United Kingdom

    The North West Triathlon is set in Nantwich, Cheshire and offers a spectator friendly venue for supporting family or friends and a fun and relaxed...

    £59.95 - £64.95
    • Triathlon
    • Sprint
    • Super Sprint
  • SEP29
    GO TRI Come & Give It A Go
    Wilmslow, North West, United Kingdom

    McA Fitness & Events are really proud to be working alongside Limb Power and CP Sport to showcase this opportunity for everyone to race together. If you...

    £13 - £15
    • Triathlon
    • Super Sprint
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About Super-Sprint Triathlons in the UK

The Super-Sprint (or Mini Triathlon) is the shortest format recognised by the ITU. It's a great entry level event and they can be completed with very little training. As standard, Super-Sprint Triathlons start with a 400m swim, followed by a 10k bike ride and 2.5k run. These races are often seen as catalysts for athletes to graduate to longer form contests. For example, the Outlaw Triathlon (Full Distance) has its own Mini Triathlon called Future Outlaw, with the aim of inspiring and building a roadmap for newbies to go long.

As for all triathlons, you’ll need equipment to compete, much of this is common sense but make sure to read up on any specific race requirements your event may have. A wet suit is one to watch out for. See our blog post on the essential items for any triathlon have you prepared for any race.

What are the best Super-Sprint Triathlons?

These events are designed to let you try out the discipline and have a little fun. The stand out events in the Super-Sprint calendar are often a part of a larger triathlons, aiming to allow participants to get a feel for the atmosphere of the big name races.

What is the average time to complete a super-sprint triathlon?

A well practiced amateur competitor would expect to finish in under an hour. Anywhere around that mark can be considered a solid time.

How long should I train for a super-sprint triathlon?

Most people with a decent base level of fitness should not struggle to finish with any of the distances in here with little specific training. However, if you want to post a good time then training will always help. If you’ve already been training regularly in any of the disciplines then you might want to start out by trying a Sprint Triathlon instead.