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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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  • 25SEP

    Hever Castle Triathlon and Sport Festival

    Multi-Sport Hever
    70.2 mi • 35.0 mi • 32.0 mi • 30.3 mi • 25.8 mi • 18.6 mi • 16.0 mi • 15.2 mi • 13.1 mi • 12.9 mi • 10.7 mi • 7.1 mi • 6.6 mi • 6.2 mi • 3.7 mi • 3.6 mi • 3.4 mi • 3.1 mi • 1.6 mi • 1.0 mi
    £30 – £270C-19 Plan
    (4)
  • 11SEP

    Blenheim Palace Triathlon

    Triathlon Blenheim Palace Grounds
    16.1 mi • 10.3 mi • 10.2 mi
    £108.50 – £111.50C-19 Plan
    (18)
  • 26JUN2021

    Cardiff Triathlon

    Multi-Sport Cardiff
    32.0 mi • 16.5 mi • 16.0 mi • 15.7 mi • 8.0 mi
    £61.95 – £94.95
    (1)
  • 19SEP

    Cheshire Triathlon

    Triathlon Nantwich
    16.5 mi • 14.7 mi
    £59.95 – £64.95C-19 Plan
    (5)
  • 2OCT

    Mumbles Triathlon

    Triathlon Mayals
    70.2 mi • 23.5 mi • 15.1 mi
    £45 – £145C-19 Plan
  • 12SEP

    Torbay Triathlon Autumn

    Triathlon Paignton
    12.7 mi • 6.4 mi • 5.1 mi • 2.8 mi • 1.4 mi
    £17 – £41C-19 Plan
  • 26SEP

    Dawlish Triathlon

    Triathlon Dawlish Warren
    18.5 mi • 6.7 mi
    £34 – £49
  • 11SEP

    Wild Tri & Wild Tri Extreme

    Super Sprint Okehampton
    28.6 mi • 14.3 mi
    £30 – £84
  • 3OCT

    Warwickshire Triathlon

    Triathlon Stratford-upon-Avon
    14.5 mi • 12.9 mi
    £59.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
    (2)
  • 12SEP

    Fleetwood Triathlon

    Super Sprint Fleetwood
    10.8 mi • 8.3 mi • 6.6 mi • 5.0 mi • 3.3 mi • 1.6 mi
    £40 – £43
    (2)
  • 3OCT

    Stratford Triathlon

    Triathlon Stratford-upon-Avon
    14.5 mi • 12.9 mi
    £59.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
    (2)
  • 18SEP

    The Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon

    Super Sprint Fort William
    70.2 mi
    £170 – £200
  • 12SEP

    Torbay Triathlon Spring

    Triathlon Paignton
    12.7 mi • 6.4 mi • 5.0 mi • 2.8 mi • 1.4 mi
    £19 – £41
  • 30AUG

    Bodmin Triathlon: The Dragon

    Multi-Sport Bodmin
    19.9 mi • 9.8 mi • 6.0 mi • 4.1 mi • 2.7 mi • 1.8 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.6 mi
    C-19 Plan
  • 12SEP

    Falmouth Triathlon: The Seal

    Multi-Sport Falmouth
    14.5 mi • 7.7 mi • 5.4 mi • 4.6 mi • 2.7 mi • 1.6 mi • 0.8 mi • 0.7 mi
    £9.50 – £45.50C-19 Plan
  • 25SEP

    Birmingham Triathlon

    Triathlon Sutton Coldfield
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 7.9 mi
    £64.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
    (2)
  • 26SEP

    Wadebridge Triathlon: The Camel

    Triathlon Wadebridge
    19.5 mi • 10.1 mi • 6.0 mi • 4.1 mi • 2.7 mi • 1.8 mi • 0.9 mi • 0.5 mi
    £9.50 – £39.50C-19 Plan
  • 19SEP

    North West Triathlon

    Triathlon Nantwich
    16.5 mi • 14.7 mi
    £59.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
  • 12SEP

    Henley Triathlon

    Triathlon Henley-on-Thames
    18.9 mi • 9.4 mi
    £59.95 – £64.95C-19 Plan
    (9)
  • 20AUG2021

    South Coast Triathlon

    Triathlon Seaford
    32.0 mi • 16.0 mi • 7.9 mi
  • 5SEP

    West Bay Triathlon

    Multi-Sport West Bay
    35.1 mi • 24.5 mi • 19.8 mi • 13.5 mi • 3.4 mi
    £25 – £35C-19 Plan
    (1)
  • 31JUL2021

    York Triathlon

    Triathlon York
    14.5 mi • 7.3 mi
    £59.95 – £74.95C-19 Plan
    (4)
  • 5SEP

    Evolve Mini Triathlon (September)

    Triathlon Womersley
    17.6 mi • 8.0 mi
  • 5SEP

    Battle of Bosworth Triathlon

    Super Sprint Market Bosworth
    33.2 mi • 16.6 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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