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Super Sprint Triathlons

The Super-Sprint distance, sometimes called the Mini Triathlon, is a multisport event, consisting of a 400m swim, a 10km bike, and a 2.5km run. It is the shortest standard triathlon distance, and is most popular with those who are new to the multidiscipline format of triathlon or for children wanting keep energised. It is a great way of understanding what race day is like, practising transitions, and having a fun time while doing it. Super-Sprints are often part of bigger triathlon events, where longer distances are on offer, so it is also an opportunity for friends and family to get involved rather than just spectating. Another exciting option is joining a super-sprint relay team: these fast-paced events are a great activity to do with a group of friends or you can compete as a family. These races always mix competitive spirit with an entertaining, friendly atmosphere. Many of these events hold the swim section indoors, so they can be held throughout the year. This makes it a great way for regular triathletes to stay sharp during the off-season.

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  • 28MAY

    Lough Cutra Castle Triathlon

    TriathlonGort
    73.9 mi • 32.0 mi • 30.3 mi • 16.0 mi • 15.2 mi • 10.6 mi • 9.8 mi • 6.8 mi • 4.2 mi • 3.6 mi • 3.0 mi
    £25 – £165C-19 Plan
  • 26JUN

    Cardiff Triathlon

    TriathlonCardiff
    29.5 mi • 16.4 mi • 14.9 mi • 7.6 mi
    £66.95 – £94.95C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 10SEP

    Blenheim Palace Triathlon

    TriathlonBlenheim Palace Grounds
    16.1 mi • 10.3 mi • 10.2 mi
    C-19 Plan
    (18)
  • 24SEP

    Hever Castle Triathlon and Sport Festival

    Multi-SportHever
    70.2 mi • 35.0 mi • 32.0 mi • 30.3 mi • 25.8 mi • 18.6 mi • 16.0 mi • 15.2 mi • 12.9 mi • 10.7 mi • 7.1 mi • 7.0 mi • 3.9 mi • 3.6 mi • 3.5 mi
    £25 – £165C-19 Plan
    (4)
  • 23JUL

    Castle Howard Triathlon

    Multi-SportCastle Howard
    70.2 mi • 35.1 mi • 34.1 mi • 17.9 mi • 17.1 mi • 17.0 mi • 12.9 mi • 9.4 mi • 6.8 mi • 5.5 mi • 3.7 mi • 3.6 mi • 3.4 mi
    £25 – £165C-19 Plan
  • 18JUN

    Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon

    Multi-SportMalpas
    73.9 mi • 36.7 mi • 34.5 mi • 32.8 mi • 28.3 mi • 18.3 mi • 16.4 mi • 14.1 mi • 10.4 mi • 7.1 mi • 6.9 mi • 6.8 mi • 4.2 mi • 3.8 mi • 3.7 mi • 3.6 mi
    £25 – £165C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 3SEP

    Dorney Lake Run & Multisport Weekender

    Multi-SportDorney
    34.2 mi • 32.0 mi • 25.8 mi • 21.7 mi • 18.6 mi • 16.0 mi • 15.5 mi • 13.1 mi • 12.9 mi • 9.3 mi • 8.0 mi • 6.5 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.9 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.5 mi
    £15 – £75C-19 Plan
    (8)
  • 24JUL

    Triathlon Team Relays Bedford

    Super SprintBedford
    16.0 mi
    £162 – £177C-19 Plan
  • 31JUL

    Dorney Lake Triathlon

    TriathlonWindsor
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 8.0 mi
    £51 – £75C-19 Plan
  • 15MAY

    Exmouth Triathlon

    TriathlonExmouth
    15.8 mi • 8.0 mi • 5.4 mi • 3.5 mi • 2.3 mi • 1.1 mi
    £18 – £45C-19 Plan
  • 25SEP

    Dawlish Triathlon

    TriathlonDawlish Warren
    18.5 mi • 13.2 mi
    £34 – £49C-19 Plan
  • 20AUG

    South Coast Triathlon

    TriathlonSeaford
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 7.9 mi
    £64.95 – £94.95C-19 Plan
  • 31JUL

    York Triathlon

    TriathlonYork
    14.5 mi • 7.3 mi
    £59.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
    (4)
  • 26JUN

    West Bay Triathlon

    Multi-SportWest Bay
    35.1 mi • 24.5 mi • 19.8 mi • 13.5 mi
    £25 – £60C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 7MAY

    Beyond Cotswold Triathlon

    TriathlonShorncote
    35.5 mi • 22.1 mi • 11.6 mi
    C-19 Plan
  • 14MAY

    The ROC - Spring

    Super SprintAbersoch
    78.6 mi
    £180 – £195C-19 Plan
  • 15MAY

    Bridport Triathlon

    Multi-SportBridport
    19.9 mi • 18.9 mi • 18.3 mi • 17.1 mi • 3.5 mi • 2.8 mi • 1.7 mi
    C-19 Plan
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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.


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